Counseling for Growth and Transition
If you’d like to talk to see if we’re a good fit call me at 828-772-0158 to set up a free 15 minute phone consultation.
I see clients for a wide variety of reasons including anxiety, stress, trauma, life transitions, relationship issues, and depression. Although the reasons that initially bring clients into therapy vary widely, I’ve found that there are some core goals that show up across many of my clients–finding a sense of inner peace, showing up more fully and presently in relationships, and reconnecting to a sense of purpose, meaning, and life callings. In our work, we’ll focus on these goals and resources rather than symptoms, because we’ve learned from neurobiology and energy work that what we focus on and what we pay attention to expands. When we make even small changes in our thoughts, focus, or beliefs, we can create huge changes in our experience of living.
I combine some of these neuroscience and energy work tools with the practice of supporting you in exploring and listening your own inner knowing. In Hakomi Psychotherapy, there’s a principle called organicity that assumes that when all parts of ourselves are communicating, our system is self-directing, self-healing, and has an inner wisdom of its own. I support each client’s organic unfolding toward wholeness and have a deep trust that this is the direction that their system will naturally seek.
In this way, I work collaboratively with you and your system rather than imposing my own agenda, experience, or ideas about what’s helpful or not. I see my role as supporting you in learning to listen to your system’s subtle cues that guide you back to wholeness and connection with your soul or core self. My approach is client-centered and eclectic, meaning that I integrate many different approaches and combine somatic, experiential, and insight-oriented modalities so our sessions will be a combination of talking and listening to and exploring what’s happening in your system.