My Approach to Helping
Is life becoming more challenging than you'd like? Do you feel like your own worst enemy sometimes? Do you find it difficult to hold onto joy and happiness?
You are not alone.
Far too many of us are barely surviving in life without ever really thriving. Sometimes we need support from the outside in order to get back on track or find a better path altogether. The right therapist is not always easy to find. You need a therapist that you can trust in order to share the depths of your inner world. As your therapist, I am dedicated to helping you enjoy life to the fullest. With safety, trust, and true compassion, you can heal from the inside out and move beyond obstacles that are getting in the way of your happiness. If I am not a good fit for you, I can help you find a therapist who is.
More Info About My Practice
My therapy combines Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) and Neurofeedback Therapy with experiential and mindfulness-based techniques. I have a passion for working with teens and adults, individuals, couples, families, and groups. I have several areas of expertise that include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, trauma, dissociation, marriage/relationship problems, addictions, men's issues, and clinical hypnosis. In addition to therapy, I am also an international instructor for intensive personal growth workshops. Feel free to contact me to discuss fees or any other questions you may have.
My Therapy Focus
In therapy I utilize Mindfulness techniques, Clinical Hypnosis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and my personal experiences to hand tailor a style that works for you. That being said, my primary focus is the use of Neurofeedback and Internal Family Systems (IFS), also known as Parts Work. This type of therapy looks at the personality as being composed of sub-personalities, or Parts. This may seem odd at first, however it can be seen in our daily language and thinking. For example, when deciding whether to go to therapy, you might say, "a part of me wants to go, but another part of me doesn't." Our brains are intricate in that we can take on different perspectives at once. This can often lead to indecisiveness or feeling stuck at times. When we begin to identify the different aspects or parts of our personality, we can make wonderful changes in our lives.
In addition to this, I am led by my experience with group work and experiential practices. Sometimes it doesn't help to just talk about it. We need to act. The workshops and groups I lead allow people to experience life in a new way, take on new roles, and challenge themselves in a way that allows the space to reclaim their power and live life more fully.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Everyone struggles at one point or another. Going to therapy is not a sign of weakness, but rather, a sign of courage and self-care. With a medical doctor, we tend to our wounds when we are hurt and we continue to maintain our health when we are well. Why would mental health be any different?
Additionally, you do not get extra credit in life for living in pain. Why wait until you're hurting to seek help? Therapy is appropriate for anyone experiencing the human condition. Many of us think we have to have our face in the dirt in order to seek assistance. The truth is we can all benefit from a little guidance from time to time. We don't need to be sick, hurting, or at the end of our rope to experience the benefits of therapy. At times, it's when things are going well that we can make the greatest improvements in our lives.