My Approach to Helping
Many times anxiety, fear, depression, and anger can get in the way of living a life you desire. You find yourself scared to speak up or say “no” because you don’t want to rock the boat and worry how others may react. You feel like you don’t have enough hours in the day to get everything done—much less time to take care of yourself. This might begin to lead to building resentment in your relationships—at work or at home. You question yourself and if you are making the right decisions. You feel like you’re not measuring up when you look around at others who seem to have it all together.
Therapy can provide a safe space for you to work through life's difficulties. I can help you learn how to set healthy boundaries so you can begin to care equally for yourself and others. I use many different tools that can teach you to be more present, be kind to yourself, and improve your relationships. We will explore what is holding you back & discuss how you can move past these barriers.
More Info About My Practice
My main specialty is women's issues. Life's challenges can uniquely impact women and I love to help women find their voice and live their values despite their struggles. Many pregnant or new moms struggle with feeling depressed or anxious and feel terrified it will never change. Other women struggle with infertility or have difficulty with the transition around menopause. We will work to identify what matters most to you and help you develop concrete ways you can live out what matters most to you. I can provide you with different tools and techniques to help decrease anxiety and depression, as well as quiet the inner, critical voice.
I also have extensive experience in working with trauma recovery. Trauma can leave some people feeling disconnected, anxious, and lost. I work with people to help them reconnect to themselves and to life after a trauma. We work to build a sense of safety through the use of a variety of coping skills and then begin to process and make sense of the trauma. From there, we will work to help you create a life you desire.
Please note that I'm currently only seeing clients via telehealth currently due to COVID-19. Please see the home page of my website for additional details on this approach to therapy and the ways to get the most out of telehealth.
Please visit my website or call me for a free 15 minute phone consultation to learn more about how I can help.
What I Usually Need to Know to Help
During the free initial 15-minute phone consultation, I typically hear a little about the struggles and concerns you are experiencing. We will talk about how therapy may be helpful and then if mutually desired, an intake appointment will be scheduled. During the intake, paperwork is reviewed, additional life history is collected, and your current struggles are discussed in more detail. Near the end of the intake we will discuss goals and to begin to collaborate on a roadmap to help you reach your goals.
My Guiding Ethical Principles
"When you listen generously to people, they can hear the truth in themselves, often for the first time." Rachel Remen
I believe everyone has the power to change. I also believe that therapy is about helping you tap into your inner truths. I am passionate about helping people identify their values so they can work on living a life they desire, despite challenges. It is a true privilege to be able to walk alongside people during their most difficult moments and work with them to create hope for healing and positive change.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Seeking help is difficult and is courageous. I encourage you to look at therapy as an investment of your time, energy, and money. It can be beneficial to think about what you might stand to gain from therapy, as well as what the costs to not engaging in therapy might be (i.e. emotional, social, financial). As an investment in your health and wellness, it is important you find a therapist that is a good fit. While therapy is hard work and difficult, it is important that therapy is helping you reach your goals. Decades of research has shown therapy to be beneficial in promoting health and wellness.