Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.

Alan Watts

Take a moment to turn your attention inward, do you feel a familiar sensation of uneasiness?

Perhaps your working a job your not inspired by. Or maybe you’ve recently had an argument with your partner and the communication in your relationship seems to be getting worse. And what if the hard part is not that it simply is there, but that you have tried everything but nothing seems to work in making it better. On some level you also know that this is not a new feeling but something quite familiar to you from before.

It’s true. We tend to be creature of habit and will do things (i.e. career, relationship, spirituality) in a similar fashion until we learn a new way. And for that reason, counseling can be of help.Though the answer is not some distant remedy or technique for making things better.

The solution to your pain and discomfort has been actually been hiding in plain sight; however, just like cutting your own hair or giving yourself a back massage often times we need someone else with a different perspective to help make the change we need.

Services

Providing counseling to all individuals (cis, queer, trans, gender fluid) , couples (traditional, open, poly, lesbian, gay) , and groups (family, friends, professional) regardless of cultural background or religious/spiritual belief.

Approach

I utilize mindfulness and body-centered approaches ...

...to promote mental health. My orientation is influenced by three important lenses: how we make sense of our environment (Neuroscience), how we build relationships (Attachment Theory), and how we manage ourselves with others (Affect Regulation). Sessions are typically experiential because I believe that growth comes from working with material in the moment rather than simply talking about it.

Training

My educational background includes...

...receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Somatic Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University - a mindfulness-based university - in Boulder, CO. Since that time, I have received additional training in Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), as well as becoming certified in Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT).

Areas of Specialization

  • Pain is meant to wake us up… Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. Fritz Perls

  • The real meditation is how you live your life. Jon Kabat-Zinn

  • The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. Thich Nhat Hanh

  • “What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favourite day,” said Pooh. A.A. Milne

Rates


*Limited sliding scale options available for individuals, couples, and groups.

Consultation

Free 15 minutes


A phone consultation to discuss the therapeutic relationship and appropriateness of fit. Telephonic and video sessions available if appropriate for treatment.

Group

$50 per person
(min. 3 people)


Offering counseling to people who want to work on their relationship dynamic and communication with each other (i.e. business, family, friends).

Individual

$80 per hour


Offering 50-minute sessions for youth and adults who want to work on a variety of issues one-on-one.

Couples

$120 per hour


Dynamic and experiential sessions designed for exploring the intimate relationship between two people. Strongly recommended to schedule at least 1.5 hour sessions.