"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."


I offer traditional psychotherapy that utilizes an eclectic approach to best meet the needs of each client. I also integrate the following modalities if it would be a benefit to the client.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

As with most therapy approaches, EMDR focuses on the individual’s present concerns. The EMDR approach believes past emotionally charged experiences are overly influencing your present emotions, sensations, and thoughts about yourself. As an example: Do you ever feel worthless although you know you logically believe all people are worthwhile? EMDR processing helps you break through the emotional blocks that are keeping you from living an adaptive, emotionally healthy life. Processing does not mean talking. Rather, EMDR uses rapid sets of eye movements or alternate tapping to help you update disturbing experiences to a healthier present perspective.

Parts Work

Specifically I utilize elements of Internal Family Systems, a model of therapy that sees the mind as a collection of different parts that have unique qualities and hopes for you. For instance, there may be a part of you that deeply wants to begin therapy and is excited to begin. There may also be a part of you that is hesitant and concerned about the vulnerability of therapy. I welcome both parts and all the others that may present themselves. The goal of this approach is not to pathologize unwanted behaviors, but to find the resource within you to take charge of your growth and lead from your wisest self.

Mindfulness-Based Work

Mindfulness means present moment awareness and acceptance. I help clients develop mindfulness skills and practices that allow them to transform difficult emotions that arise in the body. These practices also provide a portal to contentment and peace that is available in the everyday ordinary moments.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Equine assisted psychotherapy (EAP) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) are models of personal growth that include a horse or herd of horses, a mental health therapist, and an equine specialist. Horses provide clients with honest and immediate feedback about their patterns of thinking and behaving. EAP provides the space and professional support for clients to practice self-awareness, mindfulness, boundary setting, calm assertiveness, healthy communication, and mutual partnership. This experiential work goes beyond an intellectual understanding and gently guides the client beyond words into an embodied sense of connection. The principles of developing a relationship with your horse(s) are the same principles that apply to every other relationship in life. For more information, please check out this site- www.haloranch.org/services