My Approach to Helping
Are you tired of feeling disconnected from yourself? Longing for a way out of the unhelpful patterns that have held you back for far too long? You've come to the right place.
I specialize in helping individuals recover from toxic shame and reclaim their self-worth. From an early age, you may have been conditioned to believe that certain parts of yourself were unacceptable. It's time to break free from this belief and embrace who your most authentic, worthy self.
My approach is different. I don't believe in minimizing your needs or silencing your emotions. Instead, I work side by side with you to create a safe and secure space where you can freely explore your feelings and needs. This process can lead to profound internal change, allowing you to build a healthier, more authentic relationship with yourself.
You don't have to suffer in silence anymore. Experiencing chronic shame and feelings of unworthiness can cause real pain, and I want you to know that your needs and feelings matter. There's no need to qualify your pain – I am here to support you every step of the way.
Imagine how wonderful it would feel to embrace your most authentic self. Together, we can help you overcome the barriers that have held you back, guiding you towards a life filled with self-acceptance, self-love, and genuine happiness.
Take the first step towards healing and reach out! You deserve a life where you can be authentically you. Let me help you get there.
In addition, I work with folks affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) who want to no longer be bossed around by what their OCD tells them. They want to live a life with more flexibility, freedom, and acceptance. If that's you, you might recognize yourself in this pattern: You experience an intrusive, unwanted thought tied to an obsession you have. It causes a massive spike of anxiety and panic inside your body, feeling as though the world is tilting on its axis. Because you don't want to feel this way, you've developed compulsions that attempt to neutralize the fear you're experiencing. They work for about five minutes, but then you're right back to where you started.
Imagine an alternative scenario: You are living your life and one of your pesky intrusive, unwanted thoughts or worries enters into your mind and instead of panic, you are able to see it as irrelevant mental chatter that no longer requires your attention. You say, "oh, there goes my mind doing what it does" and gracefully move on with your day. Through my work with clients using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy as well as mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Compassion Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CF-CBT), I help you tune into what's most important for you: Living your life to the fullest and no longer taking instruction from your OCD.