My Approach to Helping
I am a well seasoned and culturally sensitive individual and couples and group therapist.
The relationship between us in the process of therapy, I believe to be of the utmost importance as we work together in a trusting, serene, non-judgmental and safe environment. I feel honored to be able to assist you along your life's journey. When we feel connected, our nervous system calms down and we?re able to take a breath and start connecting, which we are wired for, as human beings.
More Info About My Practice
My area of expertise as a certified Imago Relationship Therapy is founded in the importance of listening skills, validation and empathy so each person is able to express themselves in a safe and open environment without the reactivity that many times sabotages and taints our relationships. I see couples and individuals who initially felt hopeless and lost, finding themselves, experiencing a new passion and zest for living both together and individually. Learning how to express oneself effectively without hurting or angering the other or minimizing one's own needs and sense of self is one of my strengths. I customize your treatment according to your needs and work in an integrated approach. I also embrace Jungian Psychology and work with many artistic clients wanting to go deeper into their work!
I am down to earth, trustworthy and encourage living an open, authentic and creative life.
If you struggle with self-esteem issues, shameful feelings, guilt, feel stuck or in a rut, experiencing anxiety and depression, struggling in your relationships as a couple or at work or home, I have years of experience that will be helpful for you.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I am skilled in helping with anxiety, depression, life transitions, low self-esteem, anger and stress management. I have a holistic approach and believe in the health of the whole person. At times we might look at the significance of your dreams and how they illustrate aspects of your life.
As a certified Imago therapist with many years of advanced study, I emphasize the skills of safety, active listening, validation and empathy encouraging compassion and lessening anger, hurt, feelings of betrayal and resentment that build up in a relationship.
Infidelity does not always mean it's the end of a relationship, even though there is hurt, shame, guilt to wade through, a relationship can be mended and even transformed, each person knowing more about themselves and the other in a more intimate and living way.