My Approach to Helping
Learning is the brain's super power. I help my clients learn how to manage life's ups and downs effectively using their brain's natural capacity to rewire and heal with intentional focus and practice. I use CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment (ACT) strategies, as well as trauma-focused therapies such as EMDR. I also take an attachment-focused approach to exploring relationship challenges and help clients understand why they "are the way they are" in relationships. I actively work with clients to challenge unhealthy thought, behavior and interpersonal patterns, and replace them with more effective ways of managing.
As a food and eating wellness coach, I can also help clients learn and adopt simple and effective food, eating and wellness habits that can dramatically improve moods (depression, anxiety and anger) and stress-levels. Combining evidence-based counseling strategies with improved food and eating wellness is game-changing and can dramatically improve resilience and mental health.
More Info About My Practice
As a second-career counselor, I have experienced the difficulties of balancing life and family responsibilities with a high performance profession. As a person who has had my own share of difficulties to overcome in the realms of trauma, addiction and food and eating challenges, I can provide empathy and a sense of connection with clients who are experiencing these and similar challenges. What worked for me doesn't work for everyone, and this is why I have become knowledgeable and skilled in a variety of approaches to helping clients find their own paths in addressing life challenges. Counseling works, it really does.
My Therapy Focus
I work with clients on building effective coping skills and changing long-term emotional and relationship patterns that hold them back in achieving peace and a sense of clarity and effectiveness in their lives. Counseling strategies I employ include CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment (ACT) strategies, as well as trauma-focused therapies such as EMDR. I actively work with clients to challenge unhealthy thought, behavior and interpersonal patterns, and replace them with more effective ways of managing.