“Like procedures, all theories can be destructive, if we think that a person is what a theory says. A person is a who, not a what.” (Eugene Gendlin)
I’ve been working as a psychotherapist at the St. Marks Institute for Mental Health since December 2016. I am a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years experience working with individuals, groups, families, conducting workshops and being engaged in community wellness. My psychotherapy work is deeply influenced by the philosopher and psychologist, Eugene T. Gendlin, who gave the world the practice called Focusing- practice of allowing our bodies to guide us to deeper self-knowledge and healing. I work from a collaborative strength-based relational approach to therapy and utilize Focusing Oriented Therapy, culturally sensitive trauma-informed practice, with a Client-Centered approach. I speak Polish and English, and my therapy style is warm, compassionate, active, and engaging. I truly believe that life always has its own forward direction, whatever else might also be going on. Every bad feeling is potential energy for a more right way of being, if you give it space to move toward its rightness.