Everything is at stake- your safety, your self-worth, your idea of who you are and who you want to be.  This is why I assure that you will be among fellow travelers as you explore yourself and your world freely without fear of judgment, rejection or abandonment. Feedback and discussion arise from a place of empathy & care.  Our motto comes from the author, Henry James: “Three things in human life are important.  The first is to be kind.  The second is to be kind.  And the third is to be kind.” And we reflect on Kahlil Gibran's observation that  “Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” 

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Typically, we meet one evening per week from approximately 6:30-9:30pm, for 12 sessions.  I close the group after the second session, meaning that there will be no new participants after that evening.  Also, my groups do not exceed FOUR individuals, so there is plenty of time to both learn new materials and experience individualized attention during the course of three hours.  I offer individual therapy to supplement the group work, as needed, and I find that this combination fosters rapid, concrete progress. Through validation, enhanced self-worth and an understanding of who we are through IFS therapy, Attachment and brain neuroplasticity, you will make lasting, positive life changes while letting go of trauma-induced strategies that no longer serve you.

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I do not accept insurance but will provide you with documentation that may be submitted to your insurance company.

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What are some of the therapeutic models & strategies that you will be working with & why 3 hours?
I invite you to share your reasons for being in the group only when you feel safe.  In the meantime, you will learn about healthy relationships/boundaries, communication skills, your brain, new ways to reframe thoughts/feelings, valuable perspectives from insightful and inspiring thinkers... all while developing coping skills that are firmly grounded in evidence-based research.  We also process trauma, triggers, stressors and anything else that is of concern to you through the gentle and non-judgmental therapeutic approach of IFS, Internal Family Systems therapy.  Individual sessions allow for deeper work with IFS.
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I often joke (and clients agree) that the night flies by, that three hours is simply not long enough! To give you a sense, I utilize the following:
INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS (IFS) THERAPY ~ CBT  ~ (BASIC) NEUROSCIENCE ~ PSYCHOEDUCATION ~ JOHN BOWLBY'S ATTACHMENT ~ MINDFULNESS  PRACTICES ~ WISDOM TRADITIONS ~ TED TALKS & VIDEOS
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I facilitate a wholly safe, supportive, confidential and nurturing environment that allows you to share freely without fear of disapproval.  I welcome you into my group!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WHAT WE DO: What might your group experience look like?  What is at stake?