The life I have
today looks very different from my early adult years when most of my energy was
tied up in unproductive issues. Suffice to say, childhood wounds and addiction
are just two ways in which a person's life can be affected. I have learned the
most effective therapists are those who continue to learn about themselves and
do their own personal work. I believe it is
possible to re-cover your life and have more joy, fun and healthy relationships
beyond your wildest dreams!
Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all solution
as people come in all shapes, sizes and personalities. I tailor my therapeutic
approach to meet your needs and help you reach your greater potential. It is
said, "Change is the only constant" in the universe. My goal is to help you
create and manage change in your life. Therapy has value when you learn to take
the right action steps to gain insight and change yourself and your
relationships. I can assist you in taking steps to improve your life.
Together we will look at the big picture of your life: your past,
present and future. I believe it is important to know where you have been in order
to know where you are going. In addition, we will explore the present: balancing
your social network, current relationships, emotional and spiritual well-being
along with work life and other relevant issues.
My approach to therapy
is action-oriented. Talk therapy is useful, however,
talking is perhaps just the starting point. Our lives are more than talk; we are
social, feeling, intellectual, active human beings. I use psychodramatic tools and other action-oriented methods to help you become more creative, focused and skillful in
handling whatever life throws your direction. These more
are utilized worldwide by therapists and other professionals such as teachers,
consultants, and trainers.
One of the
models I use in therapy is John Mosher’s Healing Circle. This model provides a
template for looking at our development process from birth and childhood into
adulthood. If we did not receive "good enough parenting," we may have developed
patterns of behavior that helped us as children but no longer serve us as
adults. These patterns of behavior are called our personal mythology. They stem
from four different wounds in our formative years: abandonment, betrayal,
disempowerment, and chaos.
help to interrupt patterns and change these mythologies. As the seasons
change each year, so can our lives. There are possibilities of transformation,
incorporation of the lost parts of our past, being part of community, and
engagement in meaningful relationships. These are all ways towards wholeness.