Approach

Relational
My approach is client-centered and relational. I strive to meet you where you are and as you are. I place great emphasis on the client-therapist relationship, as I believe it often parallels your experiences in real life.

Logical
With compassion and curiosity I use a logical approach to help you meet your soul’s needs and live your favorite life. I worked in the software industry for many years. Because of this experience I bring a strongly developed logical, problem-solving side to my work. As a former software debugger, I now see myself as a soul debugger. Together we can figure out what you want and how you are interrupting yourself from getting there.

Moment-to-moment tracking
In terms of psychological approaches, I identify as a Gestalt therapist first and foremost. Gestalt focuses on awareness in the here and now. Out of this awareness emerge sensations, thoughts and feelings which need to be experienced, digested and integrated into the whole of one’s being. Sometimes integration means not digesting a particular byte of information. Accepting this refusal can also contribute to greater wholeness.

Choice-based
A lot of times a sense of well-being can come from making a clear decision about what you want to do with a particular sensation, thought or feeling. You learn to be and accept who you are, with your likes and dislikes, preferences and resistances. Sometimes, owning the unknown or confusion can be part of this. We can become clear about being confused and make a choice based on this clarity, and that feels good.

Parts work
Another big part of Gestalt is parts work. In parts work, we identify and communicate with different parts of your psyche or personality. Common parts are the inner critic, judge, protector, or fighter. We explore what a dominant part needs. We explore what a hidden part is afraid of. Insights, relief and freedom can emerge from this work.

This much I know for sure: I will be curious about you, I will tell you the truth as I see it, and I don’t fuck around.

The Good Side of the Dark

When I think about
the dark,
I think about
a loud dragon,
as long as a desert.

The dark
makes me feel strong
like I am inside a
pyramid.

Light is inside –
and a rainbow moving
like a wolf.

–JAISHYNE