The least of things with meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
-Carl Jung.

 

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It is not enough that conflicts get resolved or low points in your life become high points.

 

Whatever pain or distress has brought you here, you have found me, and it is my work to support better living through healthier relationship. Therapy with me can help you move out of restlessness depression into life with more vitality, or from nourviius anxiety into calmer more controlled states. And it is my personal goal to do this without you having to give up what, or who, is important to you. People often tell me that things are not “as bad” as needing therapy and that the thought of therapy creates uneasiness about what changes or wounds may be raised to the surface. It is my job to help support you and what you are in now so that your life changes at a pace you manage. My method will allow you to tackle the areas that are uncomfortable, scary, or perhaps are just weighing you down. In this way, therapy with me is not only about crisis, but about making the better of any situation so that crisis can be avoided.

In short, therapy with me is an avenue for exploring and improving your experience of life and relationships. You will not only be accepted, but your wants and choices will be also. I am a psychodynamic Therpist; this means I believe that you have many voices in your life – whether these be internal voices such as thoughts or dreams or the outloud voices of friends and family. These voices are all pushing for your attention and your direction. Yet, only when these voices begin a productive dialogue can you come to an agreement on what you want, where you are headed, and how best to involve the input of others. I find this to be the largest sa client uses in working with their anxiety, depression, or relationship issues.

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In my work I use many different theraputic approaches (Internal Family Systems, somatic awereness, and gestalt theory as examples) and I center primarily on you and your relarionships. In addition to my private practice I work at Jumping Mouse Children’s Center, and my work there as a Play and Sandplay therapist influences my work towards humor, metaphore, and the use of body as alternatives to traditional “talk” therapies. Although I flex to your needs, here are three configurations that can help narrow the kind of work we will do together.

individual My primary interest is helping you relate to the roles and relationships in your life. Your life is a story. And you are the most important characters in your story. Together we can help you find a story that supports you and what you need and want.

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couplesIn our pasts we learned to relate and love through the relationships, families, cultures, and religious instatutions we were raised in. Yet, the stickiness of past relationships may become the stuck you are in today. By looking at each partner’s family role I will help you discover who you are today, and who you want to be together. By openings to your history, you can loosen and dispel the reactive patterns that drain your current relationship of intimacy, understanding, passion and compassion. It has Brennan about me that when working with couples or families I take the side of the everyone rather than one individual – this is absolutely my goal.

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familyIn family therapy, I help family members relate by making clear the roles, rules, and expectations the family shares. As these family roles and values become clear, I will help the individuals work as a team — not as opponents — and support meaningful direction for each member. Everyone in a family should have a voice and everyone should have a positive role.

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Sand Tray therapy is an important type of play therapy. It is important because it uses the the internal world of symbols and play to transform trauma, support change, and to find growth from within. One of the most unique and important elements to Sand Tray therapy is that it has the ability to find what makes each individual unique and use their voice as the primary resource for growth.

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