Psychotherapeutic healing is the act of creating and maintaining a safe container where we discover and embrace our humanity and heal our trauma and wounds. It’s an accepting and compassionate space to face our shadows and experience our grief and other painful emotions as well as our light, joys, and passions. A therapeutic relationship is a place where you are supported, encouraged, and empowered to authentically live who you truly are.
My primary therapeutic foundations are humanistic and somatic psychology. The humanistic approach involves the practices of authenticity, unconditional acceptance, empathy and compassion with the client, focusing on meeting your needs.
Somatic/body-centered psychotherapy involves a mindfulness approach that consists of unity of mind and body, experiencing all our bodily sensations and emotions, utilizing sound, movement, and breath for healing,and dissolving energetic blocks in the body.
I believe an effective professional psychotherapist is one who has done and continues to do their own emotionally healing work. I have done my own healing work for the last 16 years and I continue to do so.