The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
— Jellaludin Rumi,
I hold the belief that we are remarkable and unique beings with the capacity to
heal and grow. I believe that at the core of our existence, we have an authentic
self but that wounding shadows it. I see therapy as the opportunity to navigate
through this terrain with the hope of reconnecting to Self and living authentically.
My work always starts with the individual or the couple. I do not have a one-size-
fits-all approach. I move towards my clients with curiosity and compassion so that
together we can unravel the ways in which healing is possible. I am interested in
the ways in which my clients connect with their present experience and invite that
knowledge to guide us toward the memories, beliefs and patterns that are no
longer serving them so that they can learn new, healthier ways of being.
I approach therapy with an integrative, experiential framework. Depending on my
client’s needs, I utilize various methodologies, including AEDP and the triangle of
change, Hakomi and the principles of Mindfulness, Interpersonal Neurobiology,
Somatic Experiencing, Attachment/SIMBS theory, Non-violent Communication,
Psychodynamic theory, Relational Theory, Internal Family Systems principles,
Trauma Informed practices, Transpersonal Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
(CBT), and Gestalt.
I am currently a Level 1 AEDP therapist and actively working on attaining my
complete AEDP certification. Additionally, I completed Hakomi Mindful Somatic
Psychotherapy, Module 1, META Primary Attachment Psychotherapy, and the
first of a two-part EMDR training.