I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in downtown Laramie, Wyoming. I see the goal of psychotherapy as helping people to unlock and reach their highest potential, in health, family, work and happiness.
A lot of things in life can interfere with realizing this potential; troubled relationships with family, friends, and yourself; overwhelming emotions; feeling “stuck.” I believe we all have an innate healing system in our psyche, akin to that of our skin and bones, and it is my aim to help people enable this and transform pain through conscious awareness of experience.
Therapy is not about people having something “wrong with them.” In fact, usually problematic behavior or stuck feelings have been really right, at one time, maybe self protective and even life saving. The trouble often comes for people when the external circumstances have changed, but the feelings or the behaviors stick around.
In therapy we work to bring your conscious mind and your physical nervous system up to date, so you can make free choices in the present and improve your well being and the outcomes you get in work, family, friendships and intimate relationships.
I work with relational psychodynamic therapy (talk therapy), mindfulness-based practices, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and mind/body techniques.
Most people I’ve worked with would say that what I do is offer a safe place to talk, be heard, and heal.