Hello, I'm Taune.
I want to help empower you to discover the growth & healing that is already inside of you.
So you can live your most meaningful, authentic, and present life.
The root of psychology is "psyche" - a Greek word that translates to soul.
The crux of how I approach our relationship and the process of self-awareness is through this lens of soulfulness.
I honor you as more than just a thinking mind, more than just what you've accomplished, and more than your personality.
Soul has many connotations, but you do not have to believe in God, Allah, or any deity at all to sit with me.
Instead, I just ask that you're open and curious about reflection and growth.
In the therapy room, we'll partake on a contemplative journey together, where we co-create your self-discovery, integration, and healing, with me serving as your compassionate, caring, and curious guide.
What does this tangibly look like?
Finding your mission, meaning, and purpose
(whether you're 18 or 80)
Inquiry into attachment, intimacy, and sex for healthy, conscious relationships
Defining your sexuality & gender
Emotional awareness, needs, and boundaries
Connecting with your inner child and reparenting them
Becoming less reactive and more mindful, intentional, and present
Integration: creating meaning from painful or potent experiences
Bringing more pleasure and play into the everyday
Austrian Neurologist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl is often attributed to the quote, "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."
Mindful inquiry helps to create that space, where you may now take the reins of your life, your mission, your story, and create in a way that feels most authentic to your truest self.
I believe this spaciousness is created not by denying, rejecting, or repressing, but by acknowledging and accepting each and every part of ourselves. Even the parts we're not so proud of.
Becoming cognizant of our core feelings and limiting (or encouraging) beliefs, as well as our deepest values and needs is how I see that we can shed the layers of everything that we are not, and become more of what we really are.
I see personal therapy as empowering to the systems we take part in, as well. The introspective work we do ripples outward and affects our families, our communities, and the systems we live within. The secure base and awareness we create for ourselves enables us to truly, intimately connect with others, and to effect positive change - within ourselves and our communities.
It's like electricity, we don't really know what it is, but it's a force that can light a room.
The force radiates from a sense of selfhood, a sense of knowing where you've been and what it means.
Soul is a way of life.
"The doors to the world of the wild self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door; if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much that you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estés
The longest journey you will ever take is the 18 inches from your head to your heart