Mental Health Therapy – People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons. These reasons may include learning to cope with grief, major life challenges or childhood trauma or learning to manage stress, depression or anxiety. People desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge also often engage in therapy. A client and therapist may work together for as few as five or six sessions or as long as several years, depending on the client’s unique needs and personal goals for therapy.
Spiritual Direction – For those traveling a contemplative path, Spiritual Direction offers the simple gift of sacred Presence. The journey of life was not meant to be travelled alone. It is full of ups and downs, joy and sorrow, light and darkness. A Spiritual Director is a companion who offers gentle, yet tenacious encouragement to become more aware of God’s loving presence and to co-discern God’s activity in every aspect of this life. A Spiritual Director spends a designated amount of time prayerfully journeying with you through dialogue, listening together, asking questions, sitting together in silence, and reflecting together. By engaging in Spiritual Direction, you can expect:
- Unfolding clarity on how your unique life story intersects with God’s story
- Support for your life seasons
- Restful space for discernment
- Encouragement to develop and practice meaningful spiritual practices
- Companions committed to regular development, spiritual direction, and supervision
Individual – If you engage with me in Individual therapy, or “counseling”, we will work together to explore your feelings, beliefs, or behaviors. I can assist you in working through challenging situations, identifying aspects of your life that you would like to change, better understanding yourself and others, setting personal goals, and working toward desired change. I am especially passionate about walking alongside those who are in the midst of change and transition and who desire to navigate these waters with hope and optimism. I also work with those who are dealing with stress, grief, depression, or anxiety. I work with women, men, and adolescents.
Lifespan Integration – Lifespan Integration is a gentle, body-based therapeutic method which heals without re-traumatizing. Lifespan Integration relies on the innate ability of the body-mind to heal itself. The success of this ‘re-wiring’ depends on the internal coherence of the administering therapist in the same way that the attachment outcome of an infant depends on the mother’s ability to attune to her child and to self-regulate. After LI therapy, people find themselves spontaneously reacting to current stressors in more age appropriate ways. Clients who begin LI therapy with memory gaps are eventually able to connect the pieces of their lives into a coherent whole. Clients who have completed Lifespan Integration therapy report that they feel better about life, are more self-accepting, and are better able to enjoy their intimate relationships.