My Approach to Helping
My strengths include working with adult women, teens, and parents. I am a relational therapist that gets right to the heart of the matter to help you heal, clear out old narratives, and create the life you truly desire. Working with you, I create the strategies and practices you need to embody your authentic sense of self and speak your own truth. I will hold you accountable for taking charge of your own life and hold a compassionate space for your heart. I will be there with you as you face your own fears/pain and emerge on the other side.
I frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Strategic Therapy, Interpersonal, and creative expressive art projects. My expertise includes mood disorders, recovery from sexual assault, women's issues, life transitions, self-harm, parenting issues, family systems, relationships, identity struggles, adoption, boundary needs, grief/loss, and personality issues.
I also utilize nature as part of the therapeutic process for those clients that are open to this experience. I am a parenting coach addressing family systems or young adult transition struggles. I do relationship coaching working with any type of partnership, including singles that want to create healthy relationships.
I have a firm belief that every person has the ability to unlock their own healing, reveal their authentic selves, and embrace their own brilliance that will shine brightly in the world. It just takes a guide to help you do this--we don't do life alone--we all have help along the way.
My Therapy Focus
My therapy focus is on assisting people to really uncover who they truly are. Authenticity is who we showed up in the world as and has identifiable parts that are unique to that person. What typically happens as we grow up is that we have experiences that we often internalize or get stuck in our developing mind and self. We come to believe that these narratives are then "us" when they aren't. We start living our lives thru these experiences and narratives and lose connection to that deeper sense of who we are and what are deeper purpose is in life. The real work is to clear out the false narratives so you can create the life you truly desire and want. This addresses trauma, a sense of emptiness, feeling stuck, struggling to find passion or direction, depression, emptiness, relationship patterns, and questions about what the point of living is. Out of this work, comes clarity, whole-hearted living, integrated self, joy, direction, love, and direction for what you desire along with a connection to a deeper purpose and reason for living.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Coming to therapy means that you have had enough of whatever is going on in your life and want someone to help you see other possibilities and perspectives. It's an act of courage and empowerment to work with someone that is only attached to what you want to accomplish without a personal agenda or judgment. We simply do not have all the answers---we don't do life on our own. As much as friends and family want to help, there are limits to that and they all have their own personal agenda in their relationship with you--that's normal--but it doesn't always serve you with clarity as only you can really uncover what you need for yourself. There is no weakness in seeking guidance and expertise from someone who is trained in doing so.