Therapy for individuals and couples whose lives have been impacted by destructive emotions, behaviors, and beliefs; individuals who, despite their best efforts, have experienced happiness and equanimity as elusive ideals. In therapy I engage clients in the process of unburdening; transforming negative beliefs and impressions into positive inner resources. Through this process clients learn to engage in life-long practices that support healing and positive life-changing shifts.
Just as our bodies know how to heal physical injuries, each of us also possesses the innate capacity to heal from emotional injuries. Structure and support are provided throughout the change process, enabling clients to recognize that they are much more than their present circumstances suggest. Healing is possible.
Internal Family Systems Conference - Introducing IFS into Graduate Psychology Training Sites. Providence, RI. October 28, 2017. NAMI San Mateo - Clients as Teachers: The 7 Qualities Most Desired in a Therapist. Sept. 27, 2017. International Conference on Psychology & Behavioural Sciences - Clients as Teachers: The 7 Qualities Most Desired in a Therapist. Rome, Italy, June 8-9, 2017. Santa Clara County Psychological Association - CE Workshop on "DSM: The Book of Woe." April 23, 2017.
Trauma Therapist podcast #256 - Mentoring New Trauma Therapists. November 6, 2017. Trauma Therapist podcast #205 - It's About More Than The Diagnosis. November 28, 2016.
Middle Way Society podcast #105 - LifeMoves and BehavioralMoves. September 10, 2016
California Psychological Association - Panelist:Leadership and Advocacy in Action - March 7, 2016
Oregon Counselors Association - The 7 Qualities Most Desired in a Therapist. October 24, 2015.
Association for Women in Psychology - The 7 Qualities Most Desired in a Therapist. San Diego, CA 2008.