My Approach to Helping
I specialize in complex trauma and PTSD, Depression and Anxiety, and substance abuse and addiction.
Being so overwhelmed by our psychological turmoil in today’s world can feel as if you’re drowning in a room and no one can seem to hear you calling out for help. People often feel as if their pain and suffering are engrained into their DNA — as if there is no way out. The feeling of defeat and helplessness over the difficulties that life has brought can be a heavy burden to carry alone and without guidance, and that is where therapy comes in.
If you’re feeling like all attempts to be free from pain have been unsuccessful, like you’re exhausted from being so stuck that even thinking of making another step seems excruciating, you’re not the only one. It can feel as if you’re trying to run from your own shadow… and it seems to like you all too well.
We all have a vision of who we want to be — or maybe some of us are unsure of who we want to be. When we feel like we’re not able to obtain that ideal vision of ourselves, of our lives, it’s frequent that we feel dragged down trying to reach something that feels impossible to obtain at times. Again, this is where therapy comes in — where I help people not only reach the person they want to be — or the lives they want to have — but also help people realize that they have always been the person that they’ve always wanted to be. Understanding you are everything you ever thought you were not and already have everything you’ve ever wanted right there on your doorstep.
My passion for therapy began when I started working at a hospice center in Atlanta, GA. Expectations of mine, upon beginning at the center, quickly diminished upon getting to know the clients I became more than honored to work with. Given the circumstances that those I worked with were in, their ability to find joy and meaning given their situation was not only inspiring but also perspective changing. One of the common themes among those I worked with was the wish to have known what they knew then at a time when they were younger. This further ignited my intrigue in helping people reach their higher selves sooner rather than later — timing that is different for everyone. Why wait until the end of one’s life to take the chances that one has always wanted to take? To change the things that you’ve always wanted to change. Or to be the person you’ve always dreamed of being?
Outside of my practice, I spend my time being in nature; hiking, enjoying listening to the ocean waves, and other forms of exercise, but I mostly enjoy taking care of my many plants.