Working with Me
I make it clear with my clients that I have absolutely sat in your chair. I have my own struggles, I come from a place and I am by no means perfect. My approach is warmth and comfort. I often encourage my clients to find what is cozy, what feels good, what is restorative for them. I feel a great privilege in hearing the stories and the struggles of my clients. Should we work together, I will treasure your story.
I sit with people in their pain, their grief, their sorrow, their anger, where others in their lives seem to struggle. I take an 'embrace them all' approach to emotions.
I take pride in knowing my clients well and remembering details like their sister's cat's name.
When you come into my office I want to make you feel heard. I want you to feel a connection alongside the difficulty you are facing. I take a very non-judgemental approach.
Sometimes, it feels important to reassure clients that I do my own personal care. Over time, folks can feel like they need to take care of me. I make it clear that I get a lot of support professionally and I make sure to give myself time and space to process some of the difficult things I hear as well as do lots of self care.
What I hear from my clients about the benefits of working with me, is that they feel a sense of me 'getting it'. I have been told on many occasions that my non-judgemental approach has helped them after leaving the office. People often leave feeling validated and cared for. Many people I have worked with report that they start to accept their own feelings and difficulties over time and start to like (and then maybe love) themselves more.
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
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