My Approach to Helping
Life can be a lot to handle sometimes. In the blink of an eye, things can happen that irrevocably change our lives. Events like a cancer diagnosis, the death of a loved one, job loss, a breakup, sexual assault, or even a car accident may leave you with trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief that degrades your health and quality of life. Often, it is many accumulating events that overwhelm us with chronic stress and push us past our current ability to cope. If you are in that place where hope, happiness, and the life you would like to live seems impossible to reach, I can help.
I know from first hand experience that we, as human beings, are more resilient than we recognize on our own. Even if it doesn\'t feel like it right now, you have the strength to move forward & overcome whatever is holding you back & pulling you down. I became a counselor to help people persevere and recognize their own strength, even during the hardest times.
Whether it is a traumatic event or an accumulation of everyday stressors negatively affecting you, I\'m here to help empower you to overcome barriers holding you back from a better life. My approach is to individualize care for each client & walk alongside you to build the life you want to live by helping you set goals, make changes, cope, & build resiliency.
More Info About My Practice
This is a practice designed for women just like you. Women who feel overwhelmed and beaten down, but who are stronger and more resilient than they know. When we are in pain and are bogged down with responsibility it can be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It can be even harder to see our own strengths and self worth.
HerTime is a place to take time for yourself, where you'll be reacquainted with your strengths and the value you bring to this world and your relationships. It is a place to put yourself first, because you are worth it. You deserve the time to heal, find your strength, and develop a pathway forward to your ideal life.
At HerTime, you'll work individually with a female therapist using integrative counseling techniques. This means that your treatment plan will be unique based on your needs and will incorporate a variety of evidenced based counseling methodologies and complementary medicine, such as nutritional coaching and referrals for somatic treatments like massage or acupuncture.
Your therapist at HerTime that will act as your partner, offering the compassion, guidance, and perspective needed to set and achieve goals designed to give you control over your life and wellbeing.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Cancer Diagnosis & Cancer Caregiving
Anxiety & Depression
Grief & Loss
Trauma & Chronic Stress
College & Career Planning
Low Self Esteem
Women's Issues & Empowerment
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Oftentimes, we are too close to our own problems in order to clearly see what the problem is, what potential solutions may be, and even what strengths or supports we already have at our disposal. That is where therapy comes in!
Effective counseling provides new insight, specific tools for coping with life's challenges, increased confidence and a sense of wellbeing.
Psychotherapy is scientifically proven to help with . . .
+College & Career Direction
+Coping with Cancer
+Grief and Loss
+Low Self-Esteem & Body Image
+Trauma & Traumatic Stress
. . . and so much more!
Overall, counseling provides people with an opportunity to identify factors that contribute difficulties in their life and find ways to overcome even the most stressful and traumatic barriers to happiness.
My Therapy Focus
Why Offer an Integrative Approach to Counseling? Because women like you live dynamic and complex lives.
Integrative counseling is a mind, body, spirit approach that utilizes evidence based counseling modalities paired with complementary medicine in order to provide each client with a unique therapeutic experience designed to meet their needs.
Essentially, this progressive form of psychotherapy combines elements from different schools of psychological theory and research, creating a more flexible and inclusive approach to treatment than more traditional, singular forms of psychotherapy can provide.
Integrative psychotherapists consider the individual characteristics, preferences, needs, physical abilities, spiritual beliefs, and motivation level of clients and use their professional judgment to decide the best approach to therapy for each client.
This method of integrative counseling is an ideal approach to build the best possible treatment plan for women like you, who are juggling career, personal relationships, self care, caregiving responsibilities, and more!
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
A Bit About Me . . .
I became a holistic, client centered mental health therapist because I know what it is like to have your life turned upside down. Early in my professional career as an English teacher, one of my worst fears came true - my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer. My perspective on life and my priorities shifted suddenly and irrevocably. I spent three wonderful and terrible years at her side as a cancer caregiver before she passed away.
During that time and the years following, I learned how to manage chronic stress, grief, and anxiety, while also finding the bright spots in life and a way forward. I've lived with anxiety and even navigated the stress of starting and changing career paths during a time of mental, emotional, and physical upheaval. The blessing in these experiences is the clarity I gained around my true purpose and passion in life - to teach other women how persevere through their darkest moments. ?
I'm ready to be your partner in facing anxiety, grief, and traumatic stress, not only because of the qualifications listed on this page, but because I've been there. I've lived through it, and I know you can too.
I promise, you are more resilient than you recognize or feel right now. My passion and my job is to teach you to see your own strengths, prioritize self care, find solutions, and cope with the challenges you're facing by transforming your perspective of yourself and the world.
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Ready to start your journey to better health? Contact HerTime Therapy, LLC today by calltext (720) 255-1667 or visit www.hertimetherapy.com to learn more.
Hesitant to reach out? Remember, HerTime is a private practice created specifically for you - a women seeking holistic, integrative care from another women in an easy to access, online format. Women have challenging and dynamic lives. HerTime aims to make life a bit easier by bringing comprehensive support and evidence-based therapy to your fingertips.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
When you enter counseling, you are entering a collaborative relationship with a trained professional. In sessions, your counselor partners with you to help identify goals and solutions to the problems causing distress in your life.
Oftentimes, we are too close to our own problems in order to clearly see what the problem is, what potential solutions may be, and even what strengths or supports we already have at our disposal.
Throughout the course of therapy, your therapist will help:
+Identify unhelpful or illogical thinking patterns that produce to feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, and teach thought reframing skills that can naturally more positive outlook.
+Explore thoughts, behaviors, and core beliefs that create or maintain problems.
+Restore a sense of control and pleasure in your life.
+Strengthen relationships and enhance support systems that include family and friends.
+Find solutions and learn coping skills to address to life's problems.
+Discover personal strengths and build long lasting resilience.
It is through this strong therapeutic relationship between you and your therapist that feelings of support, validation, and enduring strength will emerge.
My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'
HerTime is a feminist practice, which means that clients experiences and level of distress is evaluated with societal, cultural, and political causes in mind. In other words, the challenges and stressors that women (and men) face as a result of bias, stereotyping, oppression, and discrimination based on gender is central to identifying appropriate therapeutic interventions and solutions. In feminist mental health care, the voices, ways of knowing, and experiences of women and girls are honored and clinical diagnosis is avoided. A primary goal of feminist informed therapy is strengthening women in areas such as assertiveness, communication, relationships, and self-esteem. This is achieved through a egalitarian client-therapist relationship that is characterized by validation, advocacy, psychoeducation, care, and support. Often, a formal "diagnosis" isn't warranted because your distress is a natural and normal response to systematic oppression and your environment!
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
The frequency of therapy is mutually agreed upon by you and your therapist. How often sessions occur will be based on your presenting issues and goals. In most cases, it is best to begin counseling by meeting weekly and gradually increase the time between sessions as your level of distress is lowered and your goals are being achieved. Groups usually meet weekly or bi weekly, though this may also vary. It is important to be on-time for your scheduled appointments and to meet with your therapist consistently in order to make progress on your mental health journey. If for some reason you are unable to make it to your scheduled session, please call or text 720-255-1667, preferably 24-hours ahead.