I help clients learn how to understand the influences in their lives, from others expectations, cultural expectations, or relationship with self. When someone can exist in the world without internalizing “shoulds” or feeling bad about their decisions and meeting their needs, this is progress!
These clients find success and satisfaction in our work because I make a specific effort to understand both my client as their own being and the context of their experience. We don’t exist in a vacuum, unaffected by the world around us. We’re constantly interacting with the world in ways that we often don’t even notice every day! As someone who has held various jobs, returned to grad school in my mid 20s, moved across the country (and then to the middle), experienced loss and heartbreak, and still works in a remote web company while running a private practice, I can connect with my clients through imagination and curiosity, as well as a commitment to learning about, hearing, and acknowledging those around me.