Using a psychodynamic lens, we will be curious together about how you developed your strategies of life, both helpful and destructive. Using EMDR, we will process traumatic incidents from your past so they no longer influence how you feel and behave in the present. Using DBT, we will gather and implement concrete skills that will improve your relationships, your capacity to be fully present where you are, and your ability to manage intense emotions when they reach a point of crisis. We will also help you feel something real when all you sense is numbness, emptiness, or restlessness at your core.
Using CSAT and PIT work, we will help you interrupt unhealthy cycles of romantic and sexual attachment (or detachment), reduce compulsive behaviors, and find alternative behaviors and communities to support your growth. You will build a foundation of authentic relating that will help you, should you choose, form healthy and lasting relationships with friends, family, and partners. Using mindfulness, body awareness, and breathwork, we will help dislodge some of the stuckness or discomfort you might feel in your body. Using an LGBTQ-affirmative stance, we will help you express and honor your truest self. With sex positive inquiry and healing, we will banish the shame, restraint, or lack of control you feel over physical intimacy with yourself and others. And using an awareness of the patterns that plague most couples, you can improve the communication and connection you share with your loved ones.
You might also be “doing well” in life and seek to optimize your potential and self-awareness. You could be a relentless growth-seeker. Many successful entrepreneurs and other professionals are simply on the path toward betterment in every area. You may similarly be balanced or thriving in your personal life. Fostering mental and emotional resilience in therapy translates into even greater fulfillment and triumphs at work and in life.
We will use strategies to help you manage conflict with family, navigate social and academic issues, and become your own person without simply identifying as what parents or peers tell you to be. As life changes, you change and grow. Let’s celebrate the person you are becoming. Even if it isn’t received well yet by those around you. And if you feel awkward and shut down in social settings, let’s unearth the reasons why and help build a new foundation of self-acceptance, self-compassion, and authenticity around others.
No matter which of these you identify with, we’re here to help.
A traditional, insight-oriented model that promotes joint curiosity regarding how you developed your strategies of life, both helpful and destructive. It cultivates a deeper understanding of why you feel, think, react, and relate in your typical fashion. This clarity promotes a more secure and integrated sense of self that moves through the world with a healthier, more connected, and increasingly productive quality of ease and peace.
An evidence-based intervention that promotes conscious, nonjudgmental awareness of our present moment. It extends beyond the practice of meditation to encompass paying attention on purpose in the midst of any moment or activity. Although it can decrease stress, anxiety, sadness, and anger, the goal is simply to witness thoughts, feelings, and sensations without grasping, pushing away, or making efforts to control. In doing so, we learn acceptance and respond constructively, rather than reacting in automated and destructive habitual patterns.
PIT is an experiential treatment that reworks essential developmental stages. It promotes healthy, reciprocal and lasting relationships for those intimacy disorders that result in codependency, love addiction or love avoidance.
An active, evidence-based model proven as effective as medication in treating a wide variety of life difficulties. CBT replaces distorted thinking and unhealthy behavior with adaptive problem-solving skills. CBT teaches client to approach rather than avoid and to become reality-oriented.