My Approach to Helping
I have over 25 years of experience working as a psychotherapist in the field of Mental Health. I have been trained in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis on exploring the conscious and unconscious influences that affect how you deal to stress, relationships, loss, and life transitions.
During my clinical training I also focused on Somatic Studies, which explores how the mind and the body are intertwined, and paying attention to how the body expresses itself is as important as what is being said, verbally. Therefore, my approach is to assist you in achieving greater insight into how your thinking, feelings and behavior affect your situation, and also how your body is reacting and responding to the challenges you are facing.
By gaining greater awareness in this way, you will be able to influence the stress and issue you are facing with more adaptive and compassionate coping skills. I have a diverse background of clinical experience, having worked in outpatient clinics, hospitals, residential programs, and schools. I am knowledgeable about and have worked extensively with grief and loss, depression, anxiety, relationship and parenting issues, stress management and chronic pain.