What would you do with your life if you had more support?
We’re all living in an empathy desert, in which we too often receive diagnoses, assessments, evaluations, labels, dissonant advice, and painful judgments, when what we’re most longing for is reliable refuge, soothing tenderness, loving companionship, and trustworthy guidance.
In our one-on-one sessions, I offer warm, responsive attunement for your emotions, physical sensations, and judgments of yourself and others, receiving them all as important signals to your underlying needs. Together, we feel through the landscape of your life, fully acknowledging and supporting your present experiences, and soothing related past pains with depth-empathy processes.
There are no emotions too intense, too entrenched, or too uncomfortable for me to accompany with compassion. Your authentic experience—which others may have reacted to with fear, resistance, or urgent attempts to help you change or feel better—will only draw me to you with warm curiosity and understanding, as together we listen closely for what you’re actually needing.
As new neural pathways of compassion and mattering are developed and strengthened, you’re supported in choosing life-serving strategies and making powerful/vulnerable requests of yourself and others—often organically releasing chronic emotional states such as depression, anxiety, anger, and shame, leaving you with more aliveness, authenticity, presence, and choice. Through whatever arises, you’ll have my genuine loving support.
My warm reparenting approach is informed by twenty years and thousands of hours of training and practice in Nonviolent Communication, Interpersonal Neurobiology, ancestral and epigenetic healing, resonant somatic empathy, metta mindfulness, attachment theory, inner parts work, Restorative Circles, constellations, earth-honoring animism, climate solidarity, and other restorative spiritual perspectives.
My trauma-informed approach is held firmly in the context of intersectional liberation, with a persistent understanding of the ways that the interlocking systems of oppression—patriarchy, white supremacy culture, global capitalism, and colonization—differently impact all of us culturally, ancestrally, relationally, and intrapersonally.
An alternative to diagnosis-based psychotherapy and strategy-based coaching, my needs-based empathic counseling brings understanding and compassion to your present life and your past pains that, when touched with empathy, can become sources of strength and understanding rather than emotional and spiritual barriers to your life being fully lived.
I work with clients seeking weekly or biweekly ongoing relational healing support, who are eager to explore and nurture their rich inner lives to expand their outer lives, all in the context of nonviolence and social justice. Private 60-minute sessions are $180, take place on video or over phone, and are open to clients anywhere in the world. To learn about session time availability and schedule a half-fee exploratory first session, contact me today.