My Approach to Helping
Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed trying to balance childcare, work and daily life? Do you struggle with emotions, isolation and relationships? Is anxiety affecting your sense of joy, peace and health? I specialize in helping adults with anxiety, depression, communication and relationship difficulties.
My clients learn new ways to respond VS react to emotions, problem solve peaceful solutions, repair broken relationships and balance self care with multiple demands. Therapy and client education work collaboratory to help you adapt to the emotional and social impact of ongoing change, uncertainty, and cope with isolation, stress and loneliness. Therapy approaches match individual and family needs and build on existing strengths and values. Couples and families addressing cultural conflict learn ways to understand differences and explore new ways to communicate and problem solve.
I believe change and growth is an ongoing life journey and motivation to change is key to a positive therapy experience. I value trust, safety and collaboration in the therapy relationship as key to navigating positive change, exploring new possibilities and finding alternative solutions. I aim to provide a listening and peaceful presence for helping others find hope and joy in their life.
More Info About My Practice
Adults of all ages learn positive ways to navigate change, regulate emotions and cope with life changes, loss and grief. I combine research based therapy methods with creative approaches to help adults adapt to family, job and career changes, cope with relationship struggles, new parenting, health concerns, retirement, and the loss of a loved one.
As a licensed and experienced Art Therapist and Mindfulness Educator, I introduce mindfulness practices as an adjunct to therapy. These practices (ex: stress reduction, identifying negative thought patterns, regulating emotions, learning new ways to respond VS react), promote increased awareness, focus, self-balance and instill a non-judgmental, peaceful and self compassionate stance. Clients learn to be more flexible, find contentment and practice ways to transition new learnings to every-day life situations.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Couple and Family Relationship Struggles
Life Transition (personal, family, work, career)
Anticipatory Loss and Grief
Life Balance and New Parenting
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Therapy can help guide you to realize your innate strengths for finding personal and relationship satisfaction. Education on understanding a particular struggle and learning ways to adapt and respond in a new way increases confidence and hope. You and others will notice evidence of growth through ongoing learning, reflection, monitoring and practicing what you learn in real time each day.