I believe therapy is relational. We co-create a relationship and space that allows us to work together to better understand the WHY behind your patterns.
I use an approach to therapy called Internal Family Systems (IFS). Have you ever noticed a part of you wanting to go out on a Friday night, and the other part of you wanting to Netflix and nap? We all have a variety of complex parts that were developed in service of survival and help to make up each human experience. We move towards communicating with each part of you, demonstrating curiosity and compassion towards our internal system in order to embrace and empower them. By building our relationship with ourself, we can expand our relationships with the world around us.
Feminist theory serves as the foundation for my therapeutic process, acknowledging and openly discussing the varying forms of oppression and intersectionality at play both inside the therapeutic space as well as in the client’s external life.
It is my hope that our work together will help you understand how your past may be impacting your present (more so than most of us want to admit!!) From there, we can build up your relationship to yourself, which can support your relationships with others. I believe that transformation stems from going deeper, rather than quick fixes for surface level problems. We go beyond "masking" or "solutionizing" the issue at hand, and work THROUGH it, all in a safe and supportive environment.
I am trained in EMDR (eye movement de-sensitization reprocessing). This approach can significantly assist reduce symptoms of trauma, low self esteem, grief, anxiety, perfectionism, and more.
Throughout our sessions, I will often check with you about how you are feeling and what you feel is helpful or not so helpful. I am all for empowering my clients to empower themselves! A lot of our work together will focus on developing insight and becoming curious to all the parts of you. By understanding and recognizing these parts of ourselves, we can recognize our patterns in relationships and how we navigate the world outside of therapy. This can then help us live more empowered and liberated lives.