Approach 

 
 

My approach always begins with you

Because you are the expert on your life and experiences, my approach always begins with you. I believe that at our core, humans are relational beings, and that each and every one of us deserves to feel seen, heard, and understood. We are all born into this world with our own unique blueprint. Through the process of relating with our families, our culture, institutions, and fate we evolve into a unique, one of a kind self.

But sometimes, along the way, we inherit patterns or ways of thinking that no longer serve us and keep us from accessing our true self. And  all too often we are exposed to trauma and the negative effects of abuse, inequality, and addiction. I collaborate with my clients to create clarity and healing through in depth explorations of your thoughts, emotions, challenges, perceptions and relationships. All of us hold the keys to unlocking our potential. My role is to help you uncover the obstacles that keep you from accessing that potential and living as your authentic self. 

My counseling style is creative, compassionate, and accessible. I draw upon several theoretical modalities, depending on clients’ individual needs. I utilize both explorations of the past and mindfulness practices that connect us with the present to inform your process. I greatly value and encourage client feedback. 

I honor diversity and am a committed ally of the LGBTQ community. Auxilium Counseling welcomes people from all ethnic, religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds. 

Consider contacting me for a free thirty minute session to see if my approach feels right for you. 

 

 
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Areas of support

I work with people on a wide variety of issues, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family conflict
  • Anger
  • Relational issues
  • Childhood trauma
  • Grief & loss
  • Life transitions
  • Sexuality issues
  • Boundaries
  • Existential & spiritual concerns
 
 

My Theoretical Orientation

My theoretical orientation can best be understood as a layered system. Because of its focus on connecting with our immediate experiences and finding what gives our lives meaning, Existentialism makes up the foundation of my counseling approach. The next layer combines Family Systems, Attachment Theory, and Interpersonal Neurobiology. These theories explain human development and aid my understanding of how clients’ histories influence their current functioning. The unprecedented range of discoveries being brought to light by current brain research inspires my interest in Interpersonal Neurobiology. I use Interpersonal Neurobiology to explain the brain-body connection and how the mind influences our overall health. Finally, I use experiential processes to help my clients own and embody the revelations they make through counseling in their everyday lives. Even though my theoretical orientation guides my work and motivates me to keep learning, I respect and remain curious about all counseling modalities. I think the most important ingredient in counseling success is finding the approach that works for you.