My Approach to Helping
Are you struggling with symptoms of anxiety and depression? Do you feel isolated, lonely and stuck in some area of your life? Or perhaps you recently lost a loved one and are feeling heartbroken and a bit lost? You might also be in the middle of a crisis right now and feel worried about your future. You are not alone! Millions of people are struggling to address and cope with these issues, all of which can effect your self esteem, sense of safety, and your sense of belonging in your community and in our world. Starting counseling is a very healthy and wise choice that will give you the support you need, so you won\'t feel alone.
I think the process of therapy is like an archaeological dig, where we look for buried treasure and discover hidden resources inside of you that can bring you insight, healing, and relief from the pain and discomfort you may be feeling. Together we can explore your patterns of thinking and interacting that may be preventing you from getting your needs met.
Most importantly, therapy is a sacred process between you and I, and I\'d be honored to walk with you on this journey of healing and self-discovery. If we work together, I\'d like to use a holistic approach that addresses the mental, emotional and spiritual issues that are effecting your wellbeing, so you can experience more peace, confidence and hope.
More Info About My Practice
I have my masters in social work with 25 years of clinical experience helping my clients to identify and solve problems, and access the resources they need ( both inside and outside of them). I am a certified Gestalt therapist and take a holistic approach, which means I value the connection between the thoughts we think, the emotions we feel and the impact these have on our behavior and physical health. I also think it is important to incorporate any spiritual beliefs that you have into our work together and I respect all religious beliefs and practices. My specialties are in trauma and PTSD, grief, and spirituality.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
What I love about being a psychotherapist is the opportunity to help my clients free themselves from their pain, sadness and any negative beliefs they have about who they are and what they are capable of. I've had my own journey through suffering and hardship, so I have great empathy and compassion for my clients' pain and the difficulties they experience. And after 25 years of being a social worker, I still have a sense of awe and wonder at the healing and transformation that can occur in therapy. I've come to believe that deep inside each one of us, lies a spark of the Divine, ( however, or whatever you define that to be) and when we restore our connection to this part of us, we can begin to experience the healing power and beauty of love and freedom from fear. It is these moments that fill me with deep gratitude that I have the privilege of being a psychotherapist and can walk with my clients as they begin to let their hearts fill with loving kindness for themselves, start to hope for a better future and believe in the goodness of life again.