I approach counseling as a collaborative endeavor. You are the expert of your own life. At the same time, my training prepares me to facilitate a journey together with you through which we can explore many facets of your life that influence your reasons for seeking counseling. Because you are unique from any other person, facilitating this journey calls for a personalized approach.
I believe that when we are truly seen and valued in the uniqueness of who we are within our many life contexts, we can heal from the inside. Then we can best see and value others as well. In our work together, we will look for the parts of you that have been unwelcome, or even lost, and notice which parts of you have been working overtime. We will consider how these dynamics have impacted your experience of yourself and your relationships with others.
I like working with people experiencing many different kinds of issues. Nevertheless,
a few areas I specialize in are:
We will also pay attention to the wisdom of our bodies and minds. We will notice the messages your body might be trying to communicate to you— how patterns or incongruences manifest in your internal and relational rhythms, where generative movement ceases, and where fluidity halts or gets hijacked. We'll honor what your unconscious motivations are seeking to say about the past, present, and future by listening together to this wise part of you that so humanly seeks to find meaning in your experiences and relationships. This might involve noticing patterns of speech or non-verbal communication. It might involve making connections to past relationships and events or exploring the significance of a dream. Tending to these interactions of body and mind, we will utilize our relationship to create new pathways of experience that, as interpersonal neurobiology research confirms, can actually change what you feel in your body and in your mind.
In all our work, I will relate to you with regard as a real partner, seeking to understand what you bring to our dialogue and bringing myself and my genuine responses to our interaction, so we can enjoy healthy space where we can each thrive within our differences. While you can expect restorative experience internally from this kind of relationship, growing in your capacities for work and play, these shifts will also naturally spill over toward experiencing more meaningful and redemptive relationships for you outside the therapy room. Ultimately, through our collaboration, you can enjoy a sense of agency in your life to love and live well, impacting your relationships and world for the good of all.
"What has been wounded in relationship must be, after all, healed in relationship."
- Annie Rogers