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Meet the flow of your experience with flexibility and compassion.

Individual therapy for high achievers who are ready to transform their relationships with anxiety, trauma, grief, and/or substance use

You are exhausted from the inner battle with your thoughts and feelings.

And the more you fight with them, the more stuck you feel.

Some of your coping strategies may have originated at a young age, within the context of family dysfunction, conflict, or complex trauma.


You may have tried to achieve your way out of the feelings, only to find them intensifying, despite your success.


The hurts may be decades-old, and you've made your best effort to control or eliminate them. But you've noticed their impacts on your current adult relationships, where you feel stuck in the same painful cycle with different people, trying to resolve past wounds, or feel isolated and alone.

You find yourself avoiding doing things you would otherwise enjoy, as a result of difficult emotions.

You may have turned to substances in an effort to change how you feel - trying to silence the uncomfortable feelings, and grasping onto the pleasant ones.


Yet all roads seem to lead to the same place - feeling stuck in a cyclical dynamic with your inner world. You might be questioning what you want your life to be about, and wondering how much longer you can maintain the status quo.  

Lotus in Bloom

Gain freedom from the struggle.

I use empirically supported treatments, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), to guide our work together. The tenets of third-wave cognitive behavioral therapies are below:

Return to the present moment, even if it's uncomfortable.

You thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, all serve a function, and are usually designed to protect you. They might engage in some form of time traveling, or pulling your attention, to the past or present. Anywhere but here! We'll practice coming back to yourself, and meeting the moment with compassion.

Create distance from painful thoughts.

Your mind is designed to keep you safe. One of the ways it does this is by making rapid associations about stimuli in your environment, informed by your learning history. You'll learn to zoom out, observe what's happening, disengage with unhelpful control, and redirect your attention to what matters.

Experience your thoughts and emotions as an  evolving flow.

We'll develop a steady, gentle presence towards yourself, even when emotions and thoughts might feel overwhelming or spiraling. You'll learn to get a sense of yourself as a vessel that carries experiences, but is not the experiences themselves.

Take clear steps in the direction of your values.

Your thoughts and emotions don't have to run your life - in fact, the more they do, the smaller your life gets. In therapy, you'll clarify your values, and be encouraged to take concrete steps in their direction, even if difficult thoughts and feelings are along for the ride.

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