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me - And The Whole You

I work holistically from a mind-body-spirit perspective. This means that I view you as a whole individual - not simply as a disorder that needs fixing. Your personhood includes all your life experiences, good and bad, your physical health, your social life, your emotional world, and even your financial health. It includes all your intersectional identities, all your hopes and dreams, your fears and aspirations, anything and everything you want me to know about who you are, or were, or are becoming.

 

The great philosopher Martin Buber describes the difference between the I-Thou and the I-It relationship. In an I-It relationship, we partialize and objectify. In beautiful contrast, the I-Thou relationship represents a mode of relating characterized by a deep, genuine, and mutual connection between individuals. In an "I-Thou" encounter, people see each other as unique beings, with inherent worth and dignity. It's a way of relating that transcends objectification or instrumentalization. In these moments, we connect to the sacred, experiencing a profound sense of unity with one another. 

This is the therapuetic relationship I seek to form with you. 

 

My work is influenced by attachment theory, polyvagal theory, contemporary Jungian perspectives, and the work of Peter Levine, Pat Ogden, Richard Schwartz, Frank Anderson, and Bruce Perry, among others. I am also influenced by my teachers, Maureen Gallagher, Berns Galloway, Tim Jobe and Bettina Shultz-Jobe

 

I work with adults and adolescents 15+. Many of my clients have experienced significant childhood trauma, including physical, psychological, emotional, and sexual abuse, as well as neglect. I am passionate about destigmatizing the topic of male childhood sexual abuse, and work with many male survivors. My clients also include individuals leaving high control groups, veterans, law enforcement, and first responders.

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