"The enormous power of the heart, and the power we have to receive the healing we took birth for, is within us all." ~Stephen Levine
Removing the obstacles to clear seeing and calm abiding, authenticity and vitality often requires a holistic approach to be effective and long-lasting. I bring together the tools of psychodynamic, cognitive, somatic, expressive arts, transpersonal, attachment, addictions and trauma-informed practice with contemplative movement, Hatha yoga, Reiki and energy work. Together we cultivate a trustworthy container to explore the causes and conditions that are obstructing you from being present to greater love and generativity.
To keep the channels clear and open, a daily practice of mindfulness, self-care, and relational care is cultivated:
Stabilizing your mood by creating practices that build a steadier foundation of calm strength and compassion.
Soothing and directing the energy and wisdom of powerful emotions in the service of your growth and the care of your loved ones.
Strengthening a secure base of healthy attachments to self, loved ones and a power greater than yourself.
Enhancing executive functioning - skills which include organization, focus, time management, delayed gratification, impulse control, and problem-solving.
Honoring and integrating grief and loss in order to reenter the fullness of life as it offers itself up for your delight.
Building healthy self-soothing skills and the capacity to connect with and celebrate the joys and sorrows of life sober.
Developing relational skills that deepen healthy intimacy, vulnerability and interdependence.
Navigating powerful life transitions with greater ease and confidence.
Alleviating somatic distress with practices that welcome you home to the wisdom and strength of your body/mind.
Clarifying your unique sexuality, gender and relationship structures and harnessing this life force energy for the sacred purpose of conscious union and creativity.
Identifying and following your purposeful path with greater integrity, joy, focus & creativity.
Duration of psychotherapy:
I offer one time consultations, short-term and long-term psychotherapy. Together we can decide the duration and frequency of sessions to meet your goals.
Investing in Your Wellness:
Receiving the support of a devoted, experienced and well-trained therapist requires an investment on your part. The biggest investment is your openness and willingness to grow beyond your current level of development. Resistance to change can and will arise and following through with attending therapy is even more important when it does.
There is an energy exchange in the form of a monetary fee for the time we share together. I offer invoices for HSA and Flex Spending accounts and am an approved provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PPO plans. Contact me to see if you are eligible to use your insurance benefits for psychotherapy.
Common growth edges
Often there is a sense of overwhelm that brings people to seek the support of a therapist. One's mind stream, emotions, physical sensations, reactions to stimuli, and relationships are impacted by a high level of distress. In session we can address what is most alive in you, following the channels that are most open into the ones that are most closed.
For some that means attuning to the sensory field of turbulent body memories, and for others we begin in the cognitive realm where you find the words to tell your personal story, perhaps for the first time. One approach is "from the bottom up", meaning your body tells the tale and your task is to learn how to follow this somatic wisdom to freedom. The other approach is "from the top down", meaning using the power of your mind, you transform an old narrative into a new understanding that illuminates your liberation. Holistic psychotherapy involves both of these approaches and more.
$150 | 1 hour
$130 | 50 minutes
longer and shorter sessions
and are prorated by the minute
YOU ARE WORTH
How We Begin:
First, we need to check in by phone before scheduling a consultation. We will briefly assess if I am the best practitioner for you to work with, because you deserve that. If I can be of service to your needs, we will schedule a consultation. Check out my FIRST SESSION page for all you need to know.
All Identities Are Welcome:
Adults of all ethnic, cultural, racial, faith, sexual orientation and gender identities are welcome. Adults of all ages, sizes and abilities are welcome. (My office is on the second floor in an old building that does not have an elevator. If that poses a barrier for you, and you would still like to work with me, I am available for Skype or phone sessions).
Level of Care:
Note: my practice can not meet the high acuity needs of those who are actively suicidal, homicidal, have untreated substance addiction, active anorexia, are living in a domestic violence situation, have needed psychiatric hospitalization in the past year or who need a legal evaluation for disability, custody, or court-ordered treatment.