I respect that you are the expert in your own life - I'm just a visiting consultant. I view my role in your journey as an experienced guide, not the driver or co-pilot. I have studied and gained experience, knowledge and skills to help you navigate the paths ahead, but it's your journey and you are the one who gets to decide which path works best for you!
I offer my big heartedness, my gentleness, my kindness, a tremendous amount of respect and all of my sincerity, encouragement and enthusiasm for this work. I offer a safe space to experiment with new ways of being and to explore various methods by which your life may be improved, your relationships enriched and your wounds and traumas can experience healing. I believe that our bodies, souls and minds are all constantly moving towards states of wholeness and health, and we can assist that progress!
In addition to traditional "talk" therapy, I am also a therapist who uses art, music, movement, humor and play to cultivate healing and improve my client's mood, outlook and quality of life. This is backed by solid scientific research, but sometimes it can feel a little bit challenging if what you thought you'd be doing was lying on a couch and talking about your mother.
That was a therapist joke, by the way. I make a lot of those.
I believe in the power of humor to lighten the load and ease us through life's tough situations. Humor is a powerful tool that promotes healing, interpersonal bonding and greater retention of new concepts. I use humor a lot in my therapy. I have witnessed some of the biggest client breakthroughs happening amidst a fit of giggles!
I always check in with my clients about what they'd like to do and I am a huge fan of a proponent of consent. You are always at choice about whether engage or not, and you will be offered alternatives if something I've offered doesn't feel right to you.
I hope you've found this useful as a snapshot of who I am and how I am as a therapist. If you'd like more information, I encourage you to call me (925) 808-9032 or email me: email@example.com.
Additionally, look for me in the community! I hope to have a calendar up soon which will let you know where you can find workshops and speaking engagements if you'd like to see me in person.
Thank you for coming by!
I wish you the very best of everything life has to offer,