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Every therapists adopts a series of therapy models, philosophies or concepts and it is my belief that therapy is far from a 'one-size' fits all approach. Rather, I think that the most important factor in finding the 'best' therapist, is finding the best therapist for YOU.


I've held a long professional history of training in varied interests, and have included a list of the ones I love and use the most in my practice. If these ideas are the kinds of things that interest you, there's a good chance that we'll speak the same language and value a similar path of growth.

Guiding Philosophies

Whole Body Health

Recognizes that the mind, body, and spirit work in unison to promote overall health and wellbeing. Abiding by this philosophy includes aiding clients in identifying what aspects of physical, mental, social, and spiritual wellbeing are out of balance and which need realignment or help.

Eastern Philosophies


Eastern philosophy emphasizes the interconnectedness of all things. Central to Eastern philosophy is the concept of non-duality, which emphasizes the unity and interdependency of opposites, such as yin and yang, and promotes a balanced approach to life.

Existential Concepts

Through the plight of our human condition we can see the quandary of free will, doubt, meaninglessness and suffering. A thorough understanding of existential principles helps meet these times with courage, wisdom, and even a little bit of levity.

Positive Psychology

Positive psychology

asserts that everyone has certain strengths that when consciously cultivated, lead to greater success, satisfaction, and personal happiness. The psychology of happiness helps client rethink concepts and paths to create deeper fulfillment in life. 

Spiritual Techniques

Many of our life's difficulties appear to stem from a profound disconnection from source. Some call it god, others find it in nature or intuition. Fostering connection with your own spiritual wisdom can help you re-discover a wellspring of understanding and a limitless power of your own potential.

Therapeutic Modalities & Techniques 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy EMDR is a psychotherapeutic approach that helps individuals process and heal from traumatic experiences or treat ruminations often seen in depression, anxiety, or other disorders. It involves guided eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation to stimulate the brain's natural healing processes. EMDR aims to reduce the emotional distress associated with traumatic memories and promote adaptive resolution and integration of the traumatic material.


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) s a form of psychotherapy that focuses on helping individuals develop psychological flexibility and enhance their overall well-being. It encourages individuals to accept their thoughts and feelings rather than trying to control or eliminate them, while also guiding them to clarify their values and commit to meaningful actions aligned with those values. Through various mindfulness-based techniques and experiential exercises, ACT aims to help individuals create a rich and fulfilling life, even in the presence of difficulties or painful experiences.


Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a therapeutic approach that views the mind as a system of different "parts" with distinct emotions, beliefs, and roles. It recognizes that individuals have an innate capacity for healing and growth. In IFS, the therapist helps clients cultivate self-leadership and develop a compassionate and curious relationship with their internal parts, leading to greater self-awareness, integration, and harmony within the internal system.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a therapeutic approach that combines elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with mindfulness practices. It was initially developed to treat individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) but has since been applied to various other mental health conditions. DBT focuses on teaching individuals skills in four key areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness, with the goal of helping individuals develop coping strategies, improve emotional regulation, and build fulfilling relationships.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a widely used and evidence-based therapeutic approach that focuses on the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It aims to help individuals identify and challenge negative or distorted thoughts and beliefs that contribute to emotional distress and maladaptive behaviors. By changing dysfunctional thought patterns and implementing new coping strategies, CBT helps individuals develop more adaptive and healthier ways of thinking and behaving, leading to improved mental well-being.


Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) is a brief and goal-oriented therapeutic approach that emphasizes finding solutions rather than focusing on problems. It helps individuals identify and build upon their existing strengths and resources to create positive change. SFT therapists collaborate with clients to set clear goals, explore exceptions to the problem, and develop specific steps towards their desired outcomes, fostering a sense of empowerment and hope.


Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative and goal-oriented counseling approach that aims to elicit and strengthen an individual's intrinsic motivation for positive change. It focuses on exploring and resolving ambivalence towards change by evoking the person's own reasons and values. MI techniques include reflective listening, open-ended questions, and summarizing to enhance motivation and build commitment to change, ultimately supporting individuals in making sustainable behavior modifications.

Narrative Therapy: Narrative therapy is based on the premise that we are all the authors of our own story. Most simply stated, when our story becomes troublesome or overwhelming, we could work to consciously re-create the plot of our own book. This therapeutic technique works best with those seeking to rediscover their own personal power and responsibility in writing the story line of their lives.

Gestalt Therapy seeks to promote awareness and authenticity. It strives to help clients get in touch with the true reality of their experiences so that in this, they can finally seek to find resolve. Gestalt therapy is highly experiential and expands beyond traditional ‘talk therapy’. Rather than talk about an experience, a gestalt technique might include acting out that experience as if it were occurring in the present time. Activities like these are best tailored to persons who are emotionally blocked, inhibited, or disconnected from their feelings.   

Art Therapy: Art therapy aims to Art therapy has a few major functions. First, the simple act of creating art is therapeutic in and of itself. Secondly, art therapists with my particular background and training, can use art as a tool to increase insight and help clients communicate things of which they may not have the words to express. As a psychoanalytically trained art therapist, I may employ certain simple diagnostic art assessments that help reveal to me and to the client, various mental or emotional influences impacting the clients life. Thirdly, Art Therapy supplies the client with a tangible record of therapeutic progress. As sessions progress, a client can see though these activities, the visual representation of their growth and development. 

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