Counseling, therapy, and support through cancer, grief & loss, end-of-life care, death & dying, and aging

THERAPEUTIC APPROACH

NeuroAffective Relational Model  |  Internal Family Systems  |  Mindfulness & Somatic-Based  |  Existential Therapy

A NON-JUDGMENTAL APPROACH TO THERAPY

I specialize in counseling individual adults and their family members through cancer, grief & loss, end-of-life care, death & dying, and aging, drawing upon an eclectic array of evidence-based therapeutic approaches to meet my client’s needs. I have advanced training and expertise in a variety of therapeutic modalities, and utilize the following most often: NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM), Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness & Somatic-Based Practices, and Existential Therapy.

NEUROAFFECTIVE RELATIONAL MODEL (NARM)

The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) addresses the attachment, relational and developmental trauma that contribute to early patterns of disconnection that can be at the root of lifelong challenges. Maybe our need for trust, independence, love, and connection were not fulfilled in our early relationships. With curiosity and acceptance, I will help you reconnect to the parts of yourself that are organized, coherent, and functional so that you can increase your experiences of self-esteem, joy and connectedness.

INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS

Internal Family Systems is a therapeutic approach that allows us to identify and embrace your whole self – from the wounded parts and the painful emotions to the aspects that try and protect you from those pieces of yourself. Your core self knows how to heal, and together we can work on restoring your inner balance and harmony, calming the discord.

MINDFULNESS AND SOMATIC-BASED PRACTICES

Mindfulness is a state in which you increase your awareness of the present moment in a non-judgmental and open manner. Somatic-based practices help connect the experiences in your body with the thoughts and feelings in your mind. I often use Mindfulness and Somatic-Based practices in conjunction with other therapeutic modalities, especially when clients feel trapped by physical or emotional stress, or disconnected from their body, other people, or the environment.

EXISTENTIAL THERAPY

You may sometimes feel lost, empty, or purposeless, and you may struggle to find meaning as things change in your life.  Existential Therapy facilitates growth by acknowledging that we are all mortal and have a limited amount of time here on earth. It aims to increase your self-awareness and self-understanding so that you can applaud your abilities and aspirations while also acknowledging your human limitations.

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My wish for you is that one day you will wake up and feel empowered by the parts of yourself that you once labeled as flawed.

– Hannah Blums