Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), relationship issues, work related and personal stress, or substance abuse? I can address issues such as: anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress, relationship issues, work-related and personal stress, loss or grief, chronic pain or illness, pre or post divorce, parenting, spirituality, family conflict, low academic effort, oppositional defiance, substance abuse, anger, aggression, social skills and life coaching. Together, we address any obstacles getting in the way of you living your life with the peace you seek.
I provide professional psychotherapy sessions for adult individuals, adolescents and couples. I have experience working with individuals in variety of clinical settings including; psychiatric hospital, family services, residential facility, outpatient wilderness therapy and private practice. In your sacred space and at your pace we can begin to take a step into real change.
I also have a special connection with adolescents. Adolescence can be a difficult stage in life as they are going through their process of “individuation”. Adolescents face increased academic and social pressures just at a time when they are often less open to parental advice. For effective therapy, it is paramount that the adolescent and the psychotherapist have a good rapport. I can provide an adolescent with the needed emotional support in an honest, non-judgmental professional setting. Therapy provides an opportunity for adolescents to work through difficult feelings, deal with their obstacles, reflect on and change their unwanted behaviors, learn how to attain their goals, learn how to regulate their emotions and understand how to get their needs met in a healthy way. Some adolescents just need a little help to get back on track and others may require more.
In addition, I bring to psychotherapy sessions an extensive holistic understanding of the mind-body connection and how the health of the mind (thoughts, behaviors, feelings, stress and anxiety) affects the body and how the health of the body (stress, illness, chronic pain, sleep, nutrition and exercise) affects the mind.
I am both caring and effective. The journey to discovering and understanding your emotional needs, and “self” are sacred. I consider it a privilege to be invited to take that walk with you.” I value our therapy relationship involving insight, trust, empathy, compassion, sensitivity, support, and safety. We make time for everything else in our lives, individual therapy is about taking time for our “self”. I welcome all diversity (faith/spirituality, sexuality, race)