Counseling for Wellness
My approach is humanistic/existential in nature, which means I endeavor to understand how you see the world and focus on how life is understood by making sense of experiences, increasing personal awareness, and reflecting on choices. By examining experiences and arriving at a sense of “making sense,” you are able to have keener awareness of your needs and purpose in life. An existential focus in therapy asserts that “issues” are part of everyone’s experience in life, and rather than avoiding life’s challenges, this approach highlights facing life’s challenges by engaging with life, rather than being a bystander.
"If we climb high enough, we will reach a height from which tragedy ceases to look tragic" --Irvin Yalom
With over 15 years of experience, I maintain a private practice in mid-coast Maine, in Rockland. I have a Master’s degree in counseling from Harvard University, in addition to a Ph.D. in health education from Penn State. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maine (#cc 2704), and I also hold a credential as an Approved Clinical Supervisor (#668).
My background in both counseling and health education is well suited to assisting clients in attending to the inter-connected aspects of mind, body, and spirit. With an increase in self-awareness, clients are often better able to recognize how physical ailments can be linked to the expression of emotional concerns. Mindfulness meditation is an example of a technique to achieve greater balance in life.
I am an artist as well as a therapist, and have taken post-graduate coursework in Art Therapy. Based on client interest, art making may be used as a supplement to assist with the healing process.
Listed in the following categories:
Addiction & Recovery, Art, Music, Movement & Play Therapies, Counseling, Health & Lifestyle Coaching & Support, Health & Lifestyle Coaching & Support, Psychotherapy