My Approach to Helping
The world is full of stress and fear today, which can make you feel anxious, depressed, stuck, isolated, and lonely. And if you feel responsible for taking care of everyone else in your life, then it’s hard to get your own needs met. A part of you might secretly long to set boundaries and say no, but another part of you will smile cheerfully and say yes, because you avoid conflict to keep the peace and don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Years of doing this makes you exhausted, resentful and then you turn to food or alcohol to cope and escape by binge-watching TV and scrolling on social media. You deserve better to feel better.
Let me help! Together, we’ll identify the patterns that are keeping you stuck, and I’ll teach you some powerful techniques so you can take of yourself without feeling guilty, develop supportive relationships and experience more love and joy and in your life. It’s time to discover your true Self, that got lost in all the pain and stress you’ve been experiencing.
Therapy is like an archaeological dig where we look for buried treasure and resources within. When you’re struggling it’s hard to believe this part of you exists but in my 25 years as a social worker and therapist, I’ve never met a client who doesn’t have this part inside, waiting to be discovered. Call now to schedule a free 15-minute consult.
More Info About My Practice
I earned my master’s degree in social work from Tulane University in New Orleans and offer holistic counseling for individuals, couples, and groups (age 18 and older) in Florida. My areas of specialty include increasing self-esteem, healing trauma, navigating grief and loss, overcoming addictive behaviors, and integrating spirituality and psychology.
I am certified in Gestalt therapy and RLT for couples (Relational Life Therapy), with extensive training in using Mindfulness, Somatic Awareness Techniques, and IFS (Internal Family Systems) to heal trauma. If you'd like to learn more, please contact me now to schedule your free 15 minute consultation so I can learn more how I can help.
Here are some benefits to holistic counseling:
• Free yourself from long standing issues and healing from trauma.
• Learn to identify and express your feelings, so you get your needs met and increase your self-esteem.
• Expand your capacity to give and receive love and create more supportive relationships.
• Find your voice and set healthy boundaries.
• Feel more connected to your community, and the world.
• Know that you belong and that your presence matters.
• Experience more joy and wellbeing in your life.
I believe healthy people go to therapy! If you fell and hurt your knee, and were in physical pain, you probably wouldn’t think you were weak or flawed if you needed physical therapy because it would help you heal and get back to living your life. I think the same is true if you are experiencing emotional pain, psychotherapy can help you heal so that you can get back to living your life with more happiness, hope and wellbeing. That’s not weak, that’s wise!
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
All of us had painful life experiences that cause us to doubt who we are, what we deserve, and what we are capable of. But no matter what you?ve experienced, I believe there is still a part of you that has never been harmed, hurt, or damaged in anyway. This is your true nature, or your true Self, and this is the part of you that can always be compassionate and kind to the other parts of you in pain. Helping clients restore their connection to this part of them brings me deep joy, because once you reconnect with your true essence, everything in your life will change for the better. And just in case you doubt this part of you exists, I can assure you it does! In 25 years, I've never met a client who didn't have a true Self deep inside (like buried treasure waiting to be discovered), longing to bring more light, hope and healing in your life. Helping my clients through this process and illuminating the pathway forward, is a deep honor that I feel grateful to have the privilege to facilitate.