Individual Adult Counseling
Showing up is perhaps the most important thing.
Even if you don't walk away from a session with any earth-shaking insights, you have given yourself an hour to slow down, ask some sincere questions, and begin to relate to yourself with more wisdom and kindness.
Working with a Counselor
It is very important to have a good relationship with your counselor. I offer free 30-minute consultations to ensure that we will be an appropriate fit. My style is rooted in person-centered counseling and mindfulness meditation.
Some people work with me for a short period of time to overcome a very specific obstacle in their life. Others may wish to work with me on a long-term basis if the unfolding or awakening process itself is the focus. I check in with my clients regularly to ensure that the work with me is helpful.
I have over 17 years of experience working with others through the following concerns:
Specific Issues or Concerns
Counseling with Guided Meditation
My approach to counseling incorporates guided meditations (if you are interested) that may help you become more familiar with how you store anxiety, trauma, shame, depression, and insecurity in your body.
Learning how to be with these experiences directly, rather than believing the story your mind is telling you, is a practice and a great tool for learning to ride the inevitable waves of life with greater understanding, resilience, and compassion.
I would be honored to help you start, grow, and maintain a meditation practice while we work together. Meditation has been shown to have the following benefits:
Reduces stress, fear and anxiety
Promotes emotional health
Improves concentration and focus
Improves capacity for kindness
May help reduce addictive behaviors
Reduces feelings of depression
Helps to cope with pain
Can decrease blood pressure
Story of a Zen Master
There is a story about a Zen master on her deathbed.
One of her students approaches, and asks
“How are you doing with this
The master smiles and responds,
“I am doing just fine, but my body
is having a hard time catching up
The master is pointing to the courage it takes to acknowledge that even though we may understand something intellectually, we don’t necessarily feel this to be true.
We all know what it is like to know we shouldn’t be anxious about something, and yet we are anxious.