Perhaps introductions are in order.
I'm a therapist. Specifically a Psychotherapist.
That means that I help people like you build new understanding of themselves while they learn new tools that help themselves navigate the world a little differently.
It may seem obvious, but I wasn't always a therapist. I was born and raised on a small island off the coast of Florida. I've spent most of my life on the beach swimming, surfing, and enjoying my time with friends and family. After high school, I attended a small liberal arts college to become a graphic designer.
So how does one go from graphic designer to therapist? Well, to make a long story short: things got messy. Things got terrible. I got really really lost. It was the relationships in my life, deep authentic connection with other people, that eventually helped me find my way. This is what I now try to offer others in therapy: deep, authentic connection to help you find your way.
This is my wife, Kaylin.
She's a therapist. Specifically a Psychosocial Occupational Therapist.
That means she has been specially trained and educated in neuroscience, anatomy and physiology, sensory modulation, activity and environmental analysis, and occupational performance.
She uses occupation (the meaningful activities that make up your day) to move you towards healing, reengaging with meaningful activity, and deep connection with the important people in your life.
OT is uniquely situated to help you overcome whatever physical, mental, or neurological obstacles may be getting in the way of doing what's most important to you.
Together, we are Mind The Gap.
Our practice is all about helping the whole-person heal both mind and body. Often, mental health IS physical health, and vice-versa. The body and mind are inextricably linked. Mental healthcare should strive to address both of these aspects as we work through trauma, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, or whatever it is that is bringing you to our doors.
We chose the Ginkgo leaf as the symbol of our practice because the ginkgo tree has long been a symbol of strength/longevity (they can live for a thousand years), resilience (these trees survived the blast at Hiroshima and are still growing even today), and hope. These are the gifts we hope to give our clients: strength, resilience, and hope.
If you're reading this, it may be because you're on your own journey, searching for a little hope and healing. We're here to say: we've been there. We believe in the strength of the human spirit. There is hope. And if you'd like, we'll journey with you.
We can't wait to get started!