As a licensed psychotherapist, I enjoy supporting people as they find creative ways to live in alignment with their whole selves – body, mind, heart, and spirit.

Clients I work with tend to start therapy with one or more of the following complaints:

  • difficulty navigating intimate relationships
  • outward appearances of success yet inward feelings of emptiness
  • difficulty identifying feelings, needs, desires, ambitions
  • depression, anxiety, or both
  • chronic feelings of overwhelm or dysregulation
  • low self-esteem and shame
  • eco-anxiety and despair about the state of the world
  • burnout, exhaustion, compassion fatigue
  • chronic pain and illness
  • obsessive, compulsive, or addictive behaviors
  • difficulty managing stress
  • difficulty navigating a transition or making an important life decision
  • grief and other difficult feelings regarding  a loss

With a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship as the foundation of my work with clients, I draw from a variety of treatment approaches, including the relational, experiential, somatic, trauma-focused, and mindfulness-based therapies. My approach is equally informed by evidence-based practices (including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, Exposure Therapy, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Harm Reduction Therapy) as it is by my intuitive understanding of what a client is needing based on many years of experience – and it is always a collaborative process that is tailored to each client’s unique growth process.

In addition to symptom relief, I see the overarching goals of psychotherapy as being a deepened understanding of oneself and a greater sense of freedom and possibility in one’s experience of life. Clients have reported the following changes in the course of our work together:

  • deepened self awareness
  • improved quality of relationships
  • resiliency in the face of adversity and change
  • clearer understanding of life purpose
  • the feeling of being ‘in the driver’s seat’ again
  • greater self-compassion and compassion for others
  • the feeling of being ‘settled’ inside
  • greater access to creativity
  • stronger ability to make conscious behavioral choices
  • living well with pain
  • recovering from chronic depression and anxiety

To learn about my training and who I am, click About Shane

If you would like to work with me, please contact me by phone or email to setup a free initial phone consultation.