My Approach to Helping
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is to begin to understand your own story and heal through the journey of self love and self compassion. You deserve to live a life that leaves you excited to wake up every morning. If you are in search of improving the quality of your life then taking the time to understand the dynamics that inform your mind, body, heart and soul are essential. How these dynamics play out in your relationships at work and home, is a key element to your own growth, healing and development. In therapy my goal is to cultivate an environment where you will feel safe to heal from all the emotional wounds and pain you've been carrying around all your life.
The truth that most people won't tell you is... that we hold ALL the answers to heal from our own suffering deep within ourselves.
Learning to treat ourselves with kindness can help us to open up AND even fearlessly embrace our pain.
Understanding this is the gateway to true authentic and lasting change. Through understanding your innate power with self love and self compassion we can rise above and over come our struggles.
More Info About My Practice
Life is hard and is also too short to surrender to bad relationships, hold grudges, live with pain and anger or feel anxious all the time. I want you feel seen and heard in a safe, nurturing, non judgmental environment. Working together, we will walk the path of healing and explore the pain and challenges that have gotten you here.
Using an integrative mind-body-spirit holistic approach, I combine the most helpful aspects of several styles of therapy, to create individualized therapeutic experiences for my clients. Specifically, I have specialized training in Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Emotional Freedom Tapping Technique (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and coaching, with a passion for mindfulness.
Calling a therapist can be an intimidating thing todo but I hope you take a moment to pick up the phone and see how I can help. I look forward to joining you on your journey.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
I hear my clients express this fear a lot, it is the most common barrier to someone starting therapy.
Although throughout the years we have done a great job at normalizing therapy as a society, it is still not enough. However, if you think about it...This concept of "talking to someone about what you are going through" is not a new or ground breaking experience in our every day lives. You typically call a friend or a family member and vent about another friend, a decision at work, a power issue with your boss, a fight with a partner. It is human nature to explore these things and search for answers- whether that means with other people, books, advice columns, or even in our own minds. Now, what if you could explore these issues without the guilt discomfort frustration of a biased friends judgements getting in the way? What if the advice column could respond when you have more questions? What if your mind is stopping short at a solution purely because you haven't pulled it apart fully in the presence of someone who enjoys listening, someone who is trained for years to look for things that we generally miss? That is what a therapist is there to do. If the story you tell yourself is that therapy makes you flawed, together we can rewrite that story.