My Approach to Helping
Life doesn't always go as planned, and sometimes you need a little extra help to get through a difficult time. Whether your struggles are related to a current life circumstance like divorce, a diagnosed health condition, relationship struggles, or something seeping in from the past, I can help you get back into balance and comfortable again. If you're experiencing mental or physical pain you're receiving the message that it's time to seek support. The beauty is that your struggles can be used as a springboard for personal growth and becoming a better version of yourself. I would be honored to guide you through that process.
I practice an integrative form of psychology which means that I consider everything about you to be important. This includes your past and current relationships, life experiences, dietary habits, age, lifestyle habits and support systems. By approaching you from many angles and through various lenses we can quickly get to the root cause of what's going on.
Making the initial call for support is a huge step, but I will make the experience a positive one for you. I have been through a lot in my life, and I understand the vulnerability of asking for help from a stranger. You've come this far so I hope you will reach out by emailing or calling to schedule a free consultation.
More Info About My Practice
I founded Psyche & Salt so that women could easily find a place to seek support, heal, ask questions, feel connected, and where they can uncover real solutions. Psyche and Salt is a leading example of what a positive and rewarding health care experience should look like when quality of care is not compromised, and when a woman is treated as the unique person that she is.
The vision of Psyche & Salt from day one was to create a space that both inspires and educates, and where tangible and concrete results can be felt. Psyche & Salt teaches the art of wellbeing through the lens of psychology, holistic nutrition, neuroscience and ancient spiritually based practices.
You know there is more to feeling well than eating right and exercising, and that you’re not satisfied with the status quo. You are a woman who is always striving to be better inside and out, and I want to help you get there.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
You probably have a lot of mixed feelings and misperceptions about therapy. Therapy has a serious stigma, and the whole process is often deeply misunderstood because there isn't a lot of education out there about the process of being in therapy. The only issue that has prevented you from doing this sooner is your own unwillingness to admit that you can't solve all your problems alone, and the lack of priority you place on your own mental health and happiness. It's not just you, everyone pushes their emotional and relational health to the bottom of their "to do" list. Don't wait; you are perfectly ready to do this now.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
The therapeutic relationship can be one of the most important relational experiences of your life, and it's not unlike dating. The amount of options can be overwhelming. While it may be natural to choose someone based on their looks, geographical location or fee there are more important things to consider. Always look at education and training, testimonials from past clients, and make sure that their style resinates with you. Your therapist's way of being in the room is what will allow you to heal and maintain a good therapeutic relationship. Qualities to look for include warmth, reliability, empathy and eye contact. Go for several first sessions with a few different therapists to see how you feel in the room. It usually takes at least 3 visits to know if it's a good fit.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
You think therapy might be for people who can't handle their own problems, or that it's only for those who are in serious crisis. You might also think that it's weird to pay someone to listen to all of your problems. You're not alone in thinking any of this. You are not weak or broken because you are considering therapy, you are human. Reading self-help books, talking to friends and family or rolling things over in your own head can only get you so far. When you get to the point of admitting that you can't solve all your problems alone you're ready to take control of your life, and your own wellbeing.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
There's an older school of thought that suggests a person should be in therapy weekly for an open-ended amount of time. While this type of therapy is very beneficial for certain people and conditions, I believe that doing this kind of work is different for each person. Sometimes it only takes a few sessions to figure out what's going on, and at other times years of treatment may be what's needed. In my work I assess the length of treatment in the beginning and I hold no hard and fast rules around when to end. We will mutually decide what's in your best interest. Call me today for a complimentary 20 minute consultation at (424)351-9898. I look forward to connecting with you soon.