The power in the therapeutic relationship is equalized in my work and you determine what you want to discuss in therapy. My job is not to analyze your experience, but to be a supportive companion. Did you know that the original definition of courage was "to tell the story of who you are, with your whole heart?” Holding onto our story and repressing our experiences, thoughts and feelings only keeps us living in fear and restricted from not only others, but ourselves. This can lead to great suffering in our lives. Therapeutic goals are to become more aware or bodily sensations, thoughts and feelings, see patterns of mind more clearly, learn to relate to suffering skillfully, accept difficulties with self-compassion, develop willingness to experience emotions, an openness to be open to even painful emotions, courage to allow distressing thoughts and sensations to come and go without fighting them and to relate to self with self-compassion. This is where the important work takes place for the client while having the courage to tell our story. Lastly, my passion with regard to myself and with clients, is a humanistic, holistic, compassionate and person-centered approach while learning and teaching mindfulness skills. My training (and science tells us too!) and experience has taught me that with mindful, compassionate recognition and awareness of emotional states, clients enhance their lives and begin to live with more emotional freedom. Please call for information about my insurance and fees for sessions.