Wildish Work is an intuitive synthesis of counseling, coaching, and mentoring.
More than anything, Wildish Work is about your relationships: with yourself, your choices, other people, and your environment.
By examining and refining your relationships, you significantly alter how you perceive and interact with the outer world.
Working on your relationship with yourself might look something like this:
• Locate and address old and current wounds
• Identify unclaimed strengths and skills
• Identify and negotiate “immovable” obstacles
• Unveil what you care deeply about
• Recognize your calling(s)
• Transition away from symptomatic behaviors
• Attend to your authentic dreams
• Align more fully with your deep nature
• Take action with more confidence
• Recognize and wield your power with integrity and balance
Wildish Work is not therapy, and not bound by the limitations placed on therapeutic practice. In addition to traditional counseling approaches, we might talk over lunch, career plan, take walks, or employ a number of other modalities: trance work, homework, art lessons, networking, vision quests, academic support, scheduling assistance, laughing meditation, spirit-guide work, theater improvisation, charity work… Any of these might accompany standard, talk-therapy-like counseling techniques.
I bring my non-counseling background into my counseling practice.
• the arts: audio, performance, theater, dance, and the visual arts
• roughing it (urban and rural)
• social justice
• community building
• art mentoring
• parenting and step-parenting
• self defense
• education: pre-k through seniors
• farming/field work
• dance improv
• shamanic/esoteric experience
• public speaking
• group facilitation
• at-risk youth mentoring
I work with teenagers and adults, including seniors.
I see individuals, couples, triads+, families, and groups.
Gender, Sexual Identity:
I work with people of all genders and sexual identities (including unidentified).
My practice is influenced by a range of philosophies:
• Attachment Theory
• Expressive Arts
• Process Work
• Re-evaluation Counseling