Welcome! Along your path you may run into problems or find yourself stuck. I see the problems and challenges you face as a calling and an opportunity for growth, rather than a personal failing or pathology. My approach seeks to create an empowering context for growth that involves your whole being. I don’t subscribe to any one theory or technique. Instead I draw from a number of approaches including mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, self-compassion, neuroscience, and my own intuition. If you are looking for a psychologist Denver residents, who offers a focus on personal growth and not just symptom relief, please read on.
I help people experience their psychological pain and life challenges as an opportunity for growth, a calling to blossom. The pain and longings we face often feel like annoyances, roadblocks, or sometimes even torture. But if we have to face things like angst, depression, or loss, why not get something out of it? Why not allow these experiences to be part of your unfolding?
Traditional Western psychotherapy often relies on the medical model, which suggests that when we are in pain or dissatisfied in some way, there is a problem that needs to be fixed. On one level that’s true. If you are feeling depressed you need and deserve to feel better. But on a deeper level, your depression, or whatever it is you face, can be an opening. It can be an opportunity to evolve in some way that can pay dividends for the rest of your life. Therapy that holds this in mind goes beyond relief from symptoms or the resolution of a struggle and allows you to change at the deepest level of your being. It allows you to see more clearly who and what you really are.
It is my belief that we are all far more beautiful, capable, and courageous than we realize. But sometimes we need to be reminded of our goodness and our potential.
In my role as a psychologist Denver I work with people experiencing a wide range of both psychological issues and life challenges including:
- Personal Growth
- Existential Angst
- Challenges in Spiritual Practice
- Getting Unstuck as an Artist
- Developing Self-Acceptance and Self-Compassion
- Life Transitions
- Chronic Health Problems
A large part of what causes and maintains our issues is the way we relate to ourselves and that can be changed. My goal is to help you become the ally you have always wanted. I don’t focus on any one technique or school of thought. Instead I draw from a number of approaches, using what is most helpful to you in each session. My approach includes mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, self-compassion, neuroscience, and my own intuition. Research shows that mindfulness meditation reduces stress, improves concentration, and increases our ability to regulate our moods. I have almost 20 years of experience practicing and teaching mindfulness meditation and many of my clients take advantage of the opportunity to learn to meditate while in therapy with me.
We work together as a team to uncover what you are truly longing for and how you can be more true to yourself. I see things from a different angle that sheds new light on your situation. I listen deeply to you, reflecting what I hear. This process allows you to listen more deeply to yourself. As your psychologist Denver, I will work with you to develop greater presence and self-awareness, making it easier to change self-limiting beliefs and habits and follow your heart.