Why Seek Psychotherapy?

Taking the first step to call a therapist is an act of courage and self-care.

Do you have conflicts within yourself or with others? Are you troubled by anxiety, depression, grief, poor self-image, pain, or loneliness? Are you in a life transition such as divorce, death, loss of work or health, or aging? Are you longing for greater self-awareness and fulfillment of your potential?

I consider therapy to be collaborative and creative — together we will explore the outer and inner dimensions of the difficulties you are facing. I provide a safe, supportive space for you to understand your thoughts, feelings and actions.

Through the work of therapy, you can enjoy more self-compassion, improve your relationships with others and change unfulfilling patterns. I am warm and compassionate, and help you face your experiences with curiosity. I work experientially and integrate several therapeutic orientations and modalities: Jungian/depth psychotherapy, dream work, mindfulness practices and expressive art.

These approaches take into account the conscious and unconscious aspects of your experience, expand your capacity for awareness, and allow your innate creative intelligence to guide solutions.

Research suggests that the therapeutic relationship is important part of the healing process, I welcome the opportunity to explore if we might be a good fit. For a 20-minute complimentary consultation for individual therapy, please contact me.

When Someone Deeply Listens To You

When someone deeply listens to you
it is like holding out a dented cup
you've had since childhood
and watching it fill up with
cold, fresh water.
When it balances on top of the brim,
you are understood.
When it overflows and touches your skin,
you are loved.

When someone deeply listens to you
the room where you stay
starts a new life
and the place where you wrote
your first poem
begins to glow in your mind's eye.
It is as if gold has been discovered!

When someone deeply listens to you
your barefeet are on the earth
and a beloved land that seemed distant
is now at home within you.

~ John Fox

Deep Inner Listening, painting by Annie Danberg