I work with adults and am trained and experienced in a variety of therapeutic methods. I utilize Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, mindfulness techniques, somatic attachment therapy, and expressive arts therapies including: drama therapy, drawing, journaling, guided imagery, sand tray, poetry, ritual, and movement.
Together we can choose the methods most comfortable and effective for your issues and individual style.
Is your relationship stuck in a pattern that is painful and confusing and leaves you questioning the value of being together? It’s likely you have a lot of love for each other but could use some help navigating the pain and confusion getting in the way of your connection. I use Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my work with couples in addition to other orientations including Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
Gottman Method Couples Therapy is backed by 40 years of research identifying what types of behaviors, attitudes and practices make for healthy, happy couples and which do not.
I’ll help you identify negative patterns in your relationship, and help you replace them with ways of relating with one another that will help you receive the love and achieve the relationship you want.
I can help you:
• Communicate more effectively
• Resolve conflict more peacefully
• Be on the same team
• Develop more understanding and empathy for one another
• Work through old wounds
• Deepen intimacy
• Understand and respond to each other's needs
• Work through breakups, separation and divorce
• Navigate non-traditional relationships
By custom tailoring a combination of Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Somatic Therapy, and Drama Therapy Techniques, I will assist you in finding ways to resolve relational conflicts, to hear and be heard, and to open yourselves to the love you want and deserve.
I am deeply inspired by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes' brilliant book "Women Who Run With The Wolves," and run expressive arts therapy groups for women where we explore how the Wild Woman archetype can inform our lives, and become a source of empowerment, wisdom and creativity.
I am currently registering women for the next 8 week series beginning in April of 2024
If you are interested, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and put "Interested in Wild Woman Group" in the subject heading. Or you can reach me at 510-901-8044 to set up a complementary phone session to determine if the group would be a fit for you.
Please see below for more information.
WILD WOMEN UNLEASHED!
An expressive arts therapy group for women
In this 8 week group, we will be utilizing movement, drama, painting, collage, sculpture and other expressive arts to explore the archetype of the Wild Woman as a doorway to personal power, intuitive knowing and creative energy.
“Within every woman is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force filled with good instincts, passionate creativity and ageless knowing. Her name is: Wild Woman.”
-Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, "Women Who Run With The Wolves”
THIS GROUP IS WONDERFUL FOR WOMEN WHO ARE:
Overly self-critical and struggle with self-esteem/self-compassion.
Overworked/overbusy, feeling disconnected from themselves and others.
Feeling overwhelmed in this time of great uncertainty for our society and our planet.
Going through an important transition
Feeling isolated and looking for a space for nourishment in a community of women
Desiring a greater sense of aliveness and creativity in their lives.
No artistic experience or "talent" is required to participate in this group. The focus is not on the product but rather the process of engaging in creative exploration.
Where: Oakland, CA
Cost: $760/ 8-weeks
For more information and/or to register:
E-mail me at email@example.com or call me at 510-901-8044.
Group is limited to 8 women. Individual intake meeting is required.
Flier for the next group series coming soon...
What Happens When Women Open To Their Deepest Wild Nature?
Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D. has a doctorate in ethno-clinical psychology, meaning she is an expert on the study of groups or tribes. She works with women who wish to access their true natural self which may have been lost for any number of reasons. She consults their dreams, their memories, and explores with them certain tales, legends, and myths which pervade all cultures and reveal deep truths about the feminine soul.
“When women reassert their relationship with the wildish nature, they are gifted with a permanent and internal watcher, a knower, a visionary, an oracle, an inspiratrice, an intuitive, a maker, a creator, an inventor, and a listener who guide, suggest, and urge vibrant life in the inner and outer worlds. When women are close to this nature, the fact of that relationship glows through them. This wild teacher, wild mother, wild mentor supports their inner and outer lives, no matter what."
“So the word wild here is not used in its modern perjorative sense, meaning out of control, but in its original sense, which means to live a natural life.
“With [our true nature] as ally, as leader, model, teacher, we see, not through two eyes, but through the eyes of intuition which is many-eyed. When we assert intuition, we are therefore like the starry night: we gaze at the world through a thousand eyes."
“The wild woman carries the bundles for healing; she carries everything a woman needs to be and to know … As in all art, she resides in the guts, not in the head … She whispers from night dreams, she leaves behind on the terrain of a woman’s soul a coarse hair and muddy footprints … She is the voice which says, ‘This way, this way.” … She is from the future and from the beginning of time.”