Mindfulness means purposefully paying attention- without judgment- to what’s happening in the present moment, according to Jon Kabat-Zinn, a psychologist who developed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. What I love about this definition is that it encompasses what Kabat-Zinn calls the full catastrophe of life. We tend to focus on the stuff we want to change, ruminate on the past, or anticipate the future. Many of us have a hard time slowing down and taking it one breath at a time. Life involves the full catastrophe of experiences… it’s sometimes hard, sometimes easy, sometimes fun, sometimes painful… it’s oftentimes all of these adjectives rolled into one experience. And it’s easy to get stuck in the rough patches.
Do you ever feel like a hamster in one of those silly wire hamster wheels, constantly running and watching the wheel spin faster, yet feeling stuck and unsatisfied? I know how overwhelming it feels to get lost in life’s messy complexities. It’s easy to forget that we humans are strong, brave, and resilient beings, capable of growth and change. When we get caught up looking for answers and solutions, we feel hopeless. I will join you in facing the challenge of letting go of the search for “answers,” in favor of finding freedom and fulfillment in life.
I am warm and authentic, and I treat you as the expert on yourself. I’ll meet you with curiosity and compassion. My style is integrative, and I am intentional about determining the best fit for your unique needs. My philosophy is rooted in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I’m not one to sugarcoat, nor will I minimize your challenges. I hope to help you tune into yourself, and live a fulfilling, enriching, and meaningful life.
Check out the pages above to learn more about me and the services I provide. Whether you are looking for individual therapy, group support, or testing and evaluation to confirm a diagnosis or get accommodations for a disability, I am here to help you move towards greater health and balance.