My Approach to Helping
Thank you for taking the time to search for the support you deserve.
My work focuses on two areas
1) women who are struggling with overwhelm and life stress, the challenges of motherhood, body image and food issues, spiritual confusion, or discovering life purpose. I also coach women who are business owners, entrepreneurs, and creators.
2) Adults and teens dealing with eating disorders
I believe in every person's ability to create the change they hope for. I have struggled with many issues myself and have a deep understanding of our human struggles, I know the challenges of balancing a busy life with family demands, and I have experienced the ups and downs of mental, physical, and spiritual health in a chaotic and rapidly changing world.
The work that I do is extraordinarily effective and non-traditional. I believe that in order to create long-lasting change we must address the entire self, mind, body, and spirit. I am a seasoned psychotherapist, yoga instructor, and energy healer. We draw from all of these avenues to support you, provide guidance and create effective methods you can use at home to create rapid change.
I would be so glad to hear from you. Please reach out, change is waiting for you.
Currently I do not accept insurance, however, some insurances may provide reimbursement for service fees.
Session packages and payment plans available- contact me for a free 60 minute consultation.
More Info About My Practice
Whole Health Collaborative also offers Reiki, Yoga, sound healing.
My Role as a Therapist
I am an objective observer and guide. I am here to be a channel and to assist you in putting the puzzle pieces together, see the big picture and live a fulfilling happy life.
My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'
Many times people will ask me about there "diagnosis" or express concern about having "so many things wrong with them" because they have been labeled with a number of diagnosis. Here are two very important things to remember, one, diagnosis is nothing more than a label that providers use to communicate what symptoms you are having.
For example, if I have a client that has the diagnosis of OCD, I know immediately that they have struggled with anxiety, obsessive and intrusive thoughts, flexibility, getting "stuck" on a thought or ritual, etc. Then I use this for medical documentation and to bill insurance companies.
Two, if you have a number of "different" diagnosis, they really are not different. They all stem from a single larger issue.
For example, if someone has a diagnosis of Generalized Anxiety, they might also have a diagnosis of OCD, panic disorder, social anxiety (agoraphobia), hair pulling (trichotillomania), and on and on. However, these all fall under anxiety.
Diagnosis is a label. That's it. Sometimes it is very helpful because it validates a problem we have been dealing with for years and finally have a way to describe our suffering and no longer feel so alone.
Sometimes it can be harmful because it can cause people to feel like they ARE their diagnosis or they have something wrong with them, causing frustration, shame or worthlessness. Which, of course, none are true!
I hope this helps a little to understand diagnosis, especially if you are worried about this coming into therapy.