"Being witnessed as a whole and real person" is the most common answer my clients give when asked about the most healing aspect of our therapy together.
My approach to therapeutic work involves art-based expression, insight & mindfulness interventions, and person-centered integrity. With these three core components, I strive to create a spirit of exploration, acceptance, and relational commitment to support each client along his and her individual journey toward healing. I believe that with an open, judgment-free respect, we are able to explore and share the "hows" and "whys" of past experience, present dynamics, and future hopes. We will work together to create a space that will welcome the entirety of your experience -emotional, cognitive, bodily, relational, and spiritual.
The challenges we may work on include grief and loss, significant life transitions, living with chronic illness, low self-esteem, LGBTQ identity struggles, and existential/spiritual strivings. I will encourage you to express your world, reflect on your sense of self, and even practice healthy confrontation with me. I believe that one of the richest sources of wisdom can be found within the here-and-now exchanges of a healthy partnership. So let's become fellow travelers and explore both your challenges and triumphs together.
I look forward to meeting you in your therapeutic process. ~EMH