My Approach to Helping
Is fear holding you back from living the life you want? Are you limiting yourself from experiencing joy and wholeness? I want to help you learn how to thrive, not just survive!
Out of convenience, fear, or complacency, we oftentimes find ourselves stuck in patterns of thoughts and behaviors that aren't working for us. If we can identify why we perpetuate these patterns, we can begin to work towards change. Tivoli Gardens is a space for deep healing rather than symptom relief; I want to help you change as a person, not just help you change your behavior.
There are no quick fixes to healing, and change can be a difficult and painful process; having someone travel this journey with you makes it a little easier. I want to give you a secure base from which you can explore how to change your life and provide you with the support you need to move towards change and healing.
We often resist change because we believe we aren’t strong enough, smart enough, or brave enough to change. We hold on to stories of pain and brokenness from past traumas, failures, and rejections that limit our possibilities for growth and healing in life. I want to help you rewrite these limiting stories and create new ones that allow you to experience joy and wholeness. I want to help you awaken to possibility and see how strong, smart, and brave you really can be.
More Info About My Practice
Tivoli Gardens Counseling LLC takes a holistic approach to therapy and incorporates mind, body, and spirit. All aspects of health are considered and addressed to help you work towards total health and wellness.
I enjoy working with individuals with addiction issues. Whether you find yourself addicted to a particular substance (drugs, alcohol, or food) or a particular activity (sex, shopping, or working) or a particular thought pattern ("I must get likes on social media in order to be liked", "I must play a certain role to make others happy", or "I must have the things that society tells me to want"), I believe I can help you break the cycle of your addiction.
I also love to work with individuals who are somewhat comfortable with their lives but who are dissatisfied and unfulfilled. I will help these individuals identify the obstacles that are holding them back from growth and explore how they can overcome or remove these obstacles to find more fulfillment in their lives.
My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'
I don't like to pathologize behavior or think of your behavior as 'disordered.' You may be stuck in limiting stories that cause you to act in ways that don't promote health and wellness, but I believe we're all doing the best we can with the tools we have. I want to understand and explore what's holding you back from living your best life so we can remove or overcome these obstacles and work towards growth and healing.