Using a variety of therapeutic techniques, I can help you adjust to your new normal and move forward while still maintaining a healthy connection to the person you lost. People open up to me instantly. I'm blunt and to the point, but also filled with compassion. I laugh with you. I cry with you. I let you scream and punch the walls. Ok, maybe not the walls - but my sofa cushions are fair game. I’m not one of those stoic therapists that just sits there and nods while you pour your heart out. What you’re going through is devastating and I am here to listen and show you love and compassion as you journey through your grief.
I don’t see grief as a problem to be solved. Grief is the natural response people have when they experience a loss, but for some reason we’re taught that our feelings are unnatural. There is nothing wrong with you if you’re experiencing grief – it actually means you're doing something right. And setting aside the time to grieve in a safe space with someone you trust is an effective way to start healing your mind, body, and spirit.
The truth is, there’s no such thing as closure. Your grief will probably ebb and flow for years to come. But it is possible to integrate the grief into your daily life in a healthy way.
If you’re into therapy lingo, I’m a trauma-informed therapist who uses mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Complicated Grief Treatment (CGT) when appropriate. I am a strong voice for social justice and strive for cultural humility on a daily basis. I'm not afraid to talk about racism, sexism, homophobia, and other types of oppression that can add layers upon layers to your grief.
I know that reaching out for help when you're grieving is easier said than done. Just picking up the phone can be a daunting task when your heart is broken. I am here to listen when you are ready - whether that's the day after the loss...or 20+ years later. It's never too early - or too late - to process your grief. It's not time that heals...it's what you do with that time.