How I Work

Below is a description of the modalities I draw from in sessions

Below is a description of each modality I draw from in sessions.

STAIR

Self Trust and Integrated Resilience

At the core, the goal is to assist my clients build “self trust.” What does that mean? When things get hard, can I trust myself to get through? I believe this model is more about me as the therapist than a way of being for my clients. RLT (see below) is about helping my clients “live relationally” and my training was /is on ways to help my clients make changes. STAIR is how I am organizing the session. What questions can I ask, what exercises/experiments/interventions can I offer in this moment, that will work best with the clients’ brain chemistry to promote the change they are asking me for?

This modality was developed by Juliane Taylor Shore and is based in the science of Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB). I’m engaged in ongoing training & mentorship under Jules (not to mention friendship).

If you don’t already recognize Jules’ name, it’s because you haven’t listened to our podcast (which we co-host along with Rebecca Wong).

Check it out here.

STAIR

Self Trust and Integrated Resilience

At the core, the goal is to assist my clients build “self trust.” What does that mean? When things get hard, can I trust myself to get through? I believe this model is more about me as the therapist than a way of being for my clients. RLT (see below) is about helping my clients “live relationally” and my training was /is on ways to help my clients make changes. STAIR is how I am organizing the session. What questions can I ask, what exercises/experiments/interventions can I offer in this moment, that will work best with the clients’ brain chemistry to promote the change they are asking me for?

This modality was developed by Juliane Taylor Shore and is based in the science of Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB). I’m engaged in ongoing training & mentorship under Jules (not to mention friendship).

If you don’t already recognize Jules’ name, it’s because you haven’t listened to our podcast (which we co-host along with Rebecca Wong).

Check it out here.

RLT

Relational Life Therapy

Relational Life Therapy is a skills-based approach to couples therapy. It helps couples shake up the power dynamic in their relationship (that they may or may not realize they are in), which changes the pattern they keep repeating when things get hard. At its core, this modality strives to help people make powerful insights, sustain lasting change, and integrate healthy new relational skills moment by moment in daily life.

I am a certified Relational Life Therapist and am engaged in weekly RLT coaching calls. I trained to be a Bootcamp Facilitator and am no longer offering RLT Bootcamps. Jules, Rebecca, and I now offer our own Relationship Workshops, you can find that information here.

RLT

Relational Life Therapy

Relational Life Therapy is a skills-based approach to couples therapy. It helps couples shake up the power dynamic in their relationship (that they may or may not realize they are in), which changes the pattern they keep repeating when things get hard. At its core, this modality strives to help people make powerful insights, sustain lasting change, and integrate healthy new relational skills moment by moment in daily life.

I am a certified Relational Life Therapist and am engaged in weekly RLT coaching calls. I trained to be a Bootcamp Facilitator and am no longer offering RLT Bootcamps. Jules, Rebecca, and I now offer our own Relationship Workshops, you can find that information here.

Tracking Neural Networks

This is a unique way to tap into information buried in our subconscious.

The Limbic System of the brain stores the painful memories of your past. It knows how you were hurt so it predicts how you will be hurt again. The Basal Ganglia knows how you were hurt and what you should do about that now. These two systems in the brain speak through specific parts of your body. With specific and targeted questions, we can tap into these two subconscious systems to help you get to know yourself on a deeper level than you are accustomed to.

Tracking Neural Networks

This is a unique way to tap into information buried in our subconscious.

The Limbic System of the brain stores the painful memories of your past. It knows how you were hurt so it predicts how you will be hurt again. The Basal Ganglia knows how you were hurt and what you should do about that now. These two systems in the brain speak through specific parts of your body. With specific and targeted questions, we can tap into these two subconscious systems to help you get to know yourself on a deeper level than you are accustomed to.

IFS/Parts Work

Internal Family Systems

In full disclosure, I have not yet attended any trainings in this modality. I also do not use the specific terminology of this modality. I do, however, recognize the biology that we all have different Parts within us. Picture this: have you ever had two different perspectives on something? Part of you felt one way and Part of you felt another? That’s what I am referring to when I say “Parts within us.” I use both metaphor and some neurobiology to help my clients tune into these parts and learn from them.

IFS/Parts Work

Internal Family Systems

In full disclosure, I have not yet attended any trainings in this modality. I also do not use the specific terminology of this modality. I do, however, recognize the biology that we all have different Parts within us. Picture this: have you ever had two different perspectives on something? Part of you felt one way and Part of you felt another? That’s what I am referring to when I say “Parts within us.” I use both metaphor and some neurobiology to help my clients tune into these parts and learn from them.