My Approach to Helping
Sometimes life can become overwhelming and you just feel stuck, confused, sad, or maybe all of the above. You might even feel like you can't handle what is being thrown at you, but I can guarantee that you're actually stronger than you think. You might just need some support and guidance to help you get started and there's nothing wrong with that. I can help you get control of your life in a way that feels manageable to you.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Integrative Wellness Coach and with my training, I will help you get back on track and find peace in your life. Using various therapeutic techniques and sometimes even homework, we'll work together on the pieces of your life that feel difficult. You deserve to be happy and to feel settled in your life and if your struggles are keeping you from that, it's time to make a change. Call me today so we can start this journey together.
More Info About My Practice
I also specialize in people living with chronic illness, with a special emphasis on Inflammatory Bowel Disease, more commonly known as Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. It's such an isolating illness and I understand how living with this can leave you feeling discouraged, defeated and depressed. I know this because I also have Crohn's and I want to be supportive to those that suffer as well.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Working with people who struggle with low self-esteem is a passion of mine. It has always affected me when I hear the negative way people talk about themselves. It's amazing how easy it is to minimize all our strengths but maximize all our "weaknesses" or as I like to call them "areas of improvement". Dealing with low self-esteem and low self worth impacts everything in our lives. We would never talk to someone else the way we talk to ourselves, but it's usually so ingrained in us to treat ourselves like this that we don't know any different. I can teach you the difference and if you work with me, you will learn to appreciate your areas of improvement and find your self worth again.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Therapy can literally change your life if you let it. I know that sounds dramatic and probably far fetched, but it's true. The reason is quite simple. We learn to recognize that we can accomplish things. We learn to see that we are worthy of good things happening to us. We learn to communicate with people in a different and more productive way. The best part of therapy is that when we shift even one small thing in our life, we can see the other parts fall into place. Now obviously, doing that work isn't simple; it's really hard, but when you see how beneficial those kinds of changes are for your life, you will find yourself feeling kind of excited to start your journey.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Usually we contemplate going to therapy when things feel out of control or if our life just isn't in the place that we want it to be. The problem is it's so scary because it's out of our comfort zone and we don't like to be out of our comfort zone. When you find yourself in this position, the best thing to ask yourself is "what is scarier?" Is it scarier to talk with someone who can potentially help you to get your life back on track or is it scarier to think about your life remaining exactly as it is right now? Now I know that it sounds very simplistic when I put it that way, but the truth is when you picture what it would feel like to stay stuck, it will most likely remind you that you're stronger than you think you are and you can handle being out of your comfort zone.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
Most often when therapy isn't successful, it's because the client doesn't feel rapport or trust. I understand how hard it is to be vulnerable in front of another person and I feel privileged and humbled by your willingness to talk about your struggles and your desire to change.
What Makes up a Problem?
Anything in your life that you feel isn't working or could be made better.