ABOUT LUMINOUS MIND COUNSELING
My focus in school was an approach called Contemplative Psychotherapy. This form of therapy encourages both the client and therapist to become mindful of their internal environment (thoughts/feelings) and what is happening in the present moment. Doing this helps give insight into what is playing out within the therapeutic session. When you have the ability to step back and note what you are thinking/feeling in the moment, you can start to understand the patterns that play out in your life on a daily basis. Also, by doing this, you are taking the steps necessary to build up a capacity to feel your feelings as well as to accept yourself as you are. This approach allows you to build a compassionate relationship with yourself that is built out of curiosity and kindness.
My Therapy Practice
I want to highlight the fact that, although painful at times, the journey can be a positive one and dare I say, joyful? Throughout the process you’re not only learning more about who you are, but also beginning to build and/or strengthening the practice of self-love and acceptance.
I whole-heartedly believe that all my clients hold wisdom and beauty within them. Think of the un-cut, un-polished gemstone that looks merely like another rock. It is the time, attention, and care put towards the rock that causes it to look like the finished product we see at the store. Similarly, my work is to shine a light on what I see, so that you may start to see your own brilliance that was always right there.