My Approach to Helping
I can help you get your power back that was lost through traumatic experiences & can help reunite you back within yourself. I can help you dismantle any belief systems that no longer serve you & inhibit your ability to grow & live the life you deserve. I can help you if you are experiencing anxiety, depression, panic attacks, body image issues, issues with a sense of belonging, loneliness, low self-esteem, disordered eating, relationship issues with self and others, complex trauma recovery, & sexual assault recovery. I can help you if you are ready to begin dismantling unhelpful generational patterns through a mind-body approach.
I consider myself an integrative psychotherapist because I do not believe in a "one size fits all" treatment plan. I spend more time focusing on the root of the issue, rather than just solely focusing on the symptoms. I am also a certified holistic nutritional consultant and integrate a mind-body approach through somatic work and nutritional education.
I provide a non-judgmental environment that believes all of the knowledge to heal is within the self. I like to view myself as your stepping stone through your healing journey and I am so excited to begin this journey with you. I offer complimentary 15 min. screening calls to see if we would be a good fit, so please reach out!
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Panic Attacks, Anxiety, Depression, Body Image Issues, Disordered Eating, Low-Self Esteem, Identity Issues, Survivors of Sexual AssaultAbuse, Complex Trauma Recovery, Issues With a Sense of Belonging, and Relationships Issues with Self and Others
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
I view psychotherapy as an ongoing experience. Psychotherapy can help individuals find their way back home within themselves and back onto their path. Psychotherapy is helpful for processing trauma and experiences, but also is an opportunity for individuals to reconnect with themselves. After processing trauma and nurturing the trauma wounds, psychotherapy can help individuals decide what they want their new story to look like and help individuals navigate the world as their new self through identity work.
My Role as a Therapist
I have a firm belief that I can only take you as deep inwards as I have been myself. I am constantly working on my spiritual and emotional self so that I can help show you the way. Therapy isn't supposed to be fun. Yes - our connection may be great, but I will push. Don't worry - I follow your lead unless you seem stuck. We will get uncomfortable, but remember, I've been here before and will be with you the entire time.
I have you work on specific things outside of session. I only get you for 1 hour a week - we must have more consistency than that.
We use your body as a tool of communication. I'm very interactive. We process together. I'm not one to just sit there and ask you "how do you feel about that". I'm very intuitive and do a good job of matching your vibrations throughout the session.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
While it certainly seems these days as though there is less stigma around mental health, that does not always mean that the road towards a better you is not without its challenges. Making the decision to seek out a therapist; to seek help for yourself, your marriage or a loved one in your care can cause many once-hidden fears to surface.
There is a common fallacy of thought that causes individuals to downplay the issues that they are experiencing, telling themselves that others have it worse or that they don't really need the help, that they'll be able to figure it out on their own. They may feel that whatever symptoms have arisen do not fit a typical diagnosis or warrant professional intervention. They may even join the ranks of individuals fighting for less stigma surrounding mental health, while at the same time believing that therapy is for other people.
Meeting with a therapist in an individual format, the possibilities are endless for session discussions, for seeking internal growth and discovery, and improving your quality of life. Even if you are not currently experiencing more severe symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, or learned problematic behavioral patterns as we see in both substance abuse and eating disorders, that doesn?t mean that therapy is not necessary, or cannot be helpful.
You may find instead that individual counseling is the perfect place to reevaluate your own role in relationship difficulties, get a handle on anger, or learn to navigate new life transitions. Therapists can teach skills in stress management, developing self-esteem, and help you to cultivate greater self-awareness.
Even if you remain unconvinced of your need for long-term support, establishing a relationship with an external party who can provide feedback and direction, if even just for a few sessions, can help you chart a course into greater emotional and mental well-being.