My Approach to Helping
"Sometimes... you need more than a friend...."
I have committed my practice to helping women, teens, children, adults, couples, and families in coping with trauma and life crises. I deal with women's issues, life transitions, depression and anxiety problems, adult/teen/child childhood abuse survivors, rape/sexual assault, child sexual abuse, incest, victims of violent crimes, suicide/homicide survivors, and other trauma related concerns. Many of the people who come to me struggle with a lot of anxiety, sometimes panic attacks, self-esteem issues, nightmares, trouble concentrating, avoidance of feelings or experience an intensity of feelings that can feel overwhelming. I work together to help you get your life back on track and will provide you with the support and unique treatment strategies that will really make the difference for you!
As a feminist therapist, I try to offer an empowering woman-centered approach to help women find their voice and sense of self again! Men and women who want to explore identity issues, phases of life problems, help with trauma-related or childhood abuse problems, anxiety, depression, sexual or gender identity concerns, and want a longer-term, very confidential approach to therapy are my specialties.
The office is very warm and comfortable to enable you to explore whatever issues you bring to your therapy. I use a variety of different therapeutic techniques to assist you in your journey. I use a variety of creative approaches such as different art techniques, game play, sand play therapy, different homework assignments aimed at helping you grow individually, etc. I use Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma survivors and people who want to improve the quality of their life. Many people have self-defeating beliefs that interfere in their daily lives. Sometimes it interferes with achieving success, being happy with their lives that otherwise is a good experience, or interfere in being able to be more intimate with loved ones and friends. In addition, TAT and EFT are extremely helpful in gently reducing anxiety and intense emotional experiences without having to intensely relive the past or present events.
Please call, I can help!