Therapy for individuals 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.
Santa Clara County Psych. Assn. - Introduction to IFS. Lafayette, CA. October 3, 2019
Internal Family Systems Conference - Graduate Students' Stories. Denver, CO Sept. 28, 2019
Trauma Therapist podcast - #351 - This Work is Spiritual. November, 2018
Internal Family Systems Conf. - Introducing IFS into Graduate Training Sites. Providence, RI. Oct. 28, 2017
NAMI San Mateo - Clients as Teachers: The 7 Qualities Most Desired in a Therapist. Sept. 27, 2017
Int'l Conf on Psychology & Behavioral Sciences - Clients as Teachers: The 7 Qualities. 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, 2017
Trauma Therapist podcast #205 - It's About More Than the Diagnosis. November, 2016
Middle Way Society podcast #105 - LifeMoves and BehavioralMoves. September 10, 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