I believe that no matter the style of therapy offered, a safe, strong and deeply connected relationship is required for personal growth. My aim is not to see you as a collection of symptoms or a list of problems, but as a uniquely whole human seeking to find change in some area of your life.
You are the expert of your life and I expect you to bring that expertise into our relationship along with a willingness to be open, vulnerable and brave. I will bring a toolbox of methods and strategies that clients and I have found to be effective at addressing trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, attachment issues, shame and anger.
Mindfulness and Somatic Experiencing are two body-based approaches that help individuals fully attend to whatever is happening from moment to moment. When our minds take flight and we lose touch with our body, we very quickly get pulled into patterns of anxiety and obsessive thought. Mindfulness helps us become more aware of our environments and ourselves and allows us to become more fully present in our lives and relationships. In conjunction with mindfulness practices, Somatic Experiencing helps to establish a natural flow between mind and body and address the physiology of stress and trauma.
Finding the words to describe the deep and complex emotions affecting us can be impossible. Expressive therapies such as Sand Tray give clients the opportunity to explore and express themselves in ways that simply talking may not allow. In the sand, you create a scene that represents a certain facet of your life and work to resolve conflicts, remove obstacles and move towards acceptance of yourself.
Office sessions are located at Colors of Austin Counseling in either Central Austin or Cedar Park.
Cedar Park Office-930 S. Bell Blvd. Ste. 306 Cedar Park, TX
Central Austin Office-4112 Marathon Blvd. Austin, TX