I believe that you and I have the intelligence, wisdom, and capacity to heal and grow. However, sometimes our early life experiences generate beliefs that limit our ability to experience pleasure, connection, satisfaction, safety, and worth. These experiences are not just “in the past,” they continue to shape our behavior and are archived in our bodies.
As an experiential psychotherapist, I listen empathically to your concerns while also looking for ways to help you observe these imprints during our sessions. Towards that end, I may ask you to repeat a gesture or study an involuntary movement to bring your early learning into consciousness. We will also co-create “little experiments” to trigger the very feelings that are troubling you so we can better understand what is shaping your reactions.
This way of working is deeper than reflective listening or problem-solving. Once you get the hang of it, you are likely to look forward to what emerges in our sessions. All that is required is curiosity about your internal world and a desire to establish a fuller connection to yourself.