Working with Adam
When we decide to seek out a psychotherapist or coach, what is it that we're looking to accomplish? We have reached a crossroads, an impasse, perhaps, or a point at which we finally feel ready to embark on the journey of exploring the deepest aspects of our psyche. Regardless of what has brought us into the therapy space, we have set an intention to move somehow, shift somehow, change somehow, and ultimately grow. We feel this potential most deeply in our mind and body when we can trust the other person in the space. Through our work together, my overarching intention is to continue building a sense of trust. It is within this field of trust, co-created in the space, that healing moves from fleeting to lasting, momentary to extended, ephemeral to eternal.
My work with clients embodies principles of Experiential Therapy (including the pioneering work of Virginia Satir, Carl Whitaker, and Sue Johnson), Expressive Arts Therapy (including the work of Natalie Rogers), Systemic Therapy, Transpersonal Therapy, Collaborative Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. In order to support my clients' processing, exploration, and goals, I utilize both experiential and narrative-based interventions to guide clients into the areas they seek to address. We become co-creators of meaning in the space, whether that meaning is verbal, non-verbal, or ineffable. Talk therapy can begin the process, but often art-making (e.g. process drawing, painting, collage, sculpting, singing, etc.), movement, and mindfulness deepens and expands the process into areas we had not known to consider. Through this work, clients become ready to develop a more meaningful, rich, and satisfying experience of life, including growth and healing in areas that they might not even have planned on addressing. Uncovering and holding our wounds is often a heartrending process, but it is also a transformative one. As a therapist who places trust above all else, I work with you to forge the ultimate safe space, where deep healing occurs.
When considering therapy, it is important to feel both a need to receive support, and also a calling to work on yourself. Therapy is an invitation, an opportunity to grow. It is never just about the "problem," it is about the ways your mind and body are already working towards beneficial solutions and transformative possibilities. Let's collaborate together.
When considering coaching, it is important to consider your areas of specific need at this time and the ways in which you might be willing to engage actively toward setting and reaching meaningful goals. Coaching is a guidance-oriented process that encourages goal-setting and a personal sense of improvement or expansion through openness, insight, training, and education.