I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Laramie, Wyoming. I see the goal of psychotherapy as helping people increase their sense of freedom and flexibility in their lives, to live to the fullest of their potential.
While troubles from out past and present, be they from isolated events of complex relationships, can cause people to feel injured or “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 healing system and prevail.
Therapy is not about people having something “wrong with them.” In fact, different parts of us may have come by certain emotional reactions or behaviors honestly. 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), the Internal Family Systems Model, 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.