My Approach to Helping
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stuck in self-defeating behaviors, or in bad relationships? Is life difficult and overwhelming? You are not alone. Having the courage to reach out and ask for help is a major achievement. As your therapist, I am here to provide warmth, humor, compassion, and a non-judgmental space that can help you feel valued and accepted. My focus is to help you find your unique strengths and skills to make positive changes. Together we can work through the obstacles that are impeding you from having a more fulfilling life. Together we work toward uncovering your innate strengths, self-esteem, and resilience. My approach is integrative, tailoring different therapies designed to move past your internal barriers, helping you feel stronger, and in control of your life. Building a strong therapeutic relationship is essential to making these changes happen.
More Info About My Practice
My practice includes trauma recovery, helping people on a journey of hope and recovery for different types of trauma. Sometimes this is the pain of a difficult childhood, dysfunctional families, a major loss, abuse, or other traumatic events. The process of trauma recovery is different for everyone, and I utilize a range of therapies to meet people's unique experiences. I hope to serve as an ally and companion to help people recover their true essence, and joy in their lives. For people facing addiction and codependency I offer coaching in 12 step and recovery-based concepts.
I enjoy working with couples and am certified in Effective Relationships counseling. In couples therapy, I work with a dynamic, solution-focused approach to build positive communication skills, repair difficult emotional dynamics, and shift ingrained relationship patterns. It is my belief and experience that many relationships can improve with positive interventions, clear goals, and the therapist's compassion and strength.
In my holistic training I developed a spiritual practice which can be beneficial to people seeking a more peaceful existence. In this work, I can help people facing difficult life circumstances develop mindfulness skills and internal awareness, which can lead to a fuller, more meaningful life.
Part of my practice is also devoted to the fields of infertility, adoption, and alternative family building (donors, surrogacy). Couples and individuals struggling with infertility can experience stress and hopelessness, and strain on their relationship. I hope to help people manage this difficult time in their lives, and regain a sense of hope and resiliency. I am sensitive to women's issues, and how infertility treatment, miscarriage and termination can affect women on many levels. The process of adoption or using 3rd parties can carry particular weight and stress for people and I hope to be a companion and guide in this process.