I specialize in providing “hands-on” support that gets to the root cause of issues. I recognize that many individuals seeking treatment may have struggled for a while and want immediate relief as well as solutions that change the status quo. While everyone is different and there are no "quick fixes" for long term dysfunction, I've found that a body-centered approach helps activate a person's innate healing properties far more effectively and in less time than traditional talk therapy alone.
Yes, we will talk about your issues, but only to the extent that that is helpful. My training in body-centered treatment and the analytical skills that I practiced as an attorney help me zero in on the "big picture" issues so you don't keep revisiting the same patterns in your life.
I may not have walked in your shoes, but I will listen knowing we don’t always know the right words to express our emotional pain. If I had to condense my specialties into one, I would say that I specialize in healing emotional pain. I believe that that is an undercurrent to most of what ails us. I focus on connection to self, purpose and others and emotional regulation so that we build an inner sense of calm and stability to operate with confidence in the world.
Here’s what I can say about my practice getting right to the point:
o Trauma, burnout & fatigue – do you feel empty, unmotivated or riddled with indecision? Do past events haunt you and impact your ability to trust others or move forwards?
o Codependency -do you shift in and out of victim/rescuer roles? Do you find yourself people-pleasing, yet frustrated that your own needs are not met?
o Identity exploration -has your role in life changed? Do you feel conflicted about cultural issues?
o Self-Esteem- do you feel unworthy no matter your accomplishments?
o Racial trauma- are you struggling with cultural identity issues, mixed-race relationships or healing from events or interactions with racially charged impact?
Benefits of therapy:
o Being able to pinpoint the reasons for recurring behaviors that are getting in your way.
o Finding it easier to connect to those you care about.
o Greater ease saying “no” to situations or people you don’t want in your life.
o Feeling more confident in your abilities and acceptance with who you are.
o Counseling: Short-term practical solutions and skills-building.
o Trauma: Trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy and Brainspotting, both of which delve deep to help your brain process emotional wounds on a subcortical level outside of your consciousness. Both are convenient for those who cannot remember or have difficulty discussing trauma.
o Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Traditional “talk-therapy” that helps with understanding the relationship between our thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
o Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT): Targets emotional regulation, interpersonal interactions and distress tolerance.
o Mindfulness: Assists with emotion regulation and living in the “now.”
Benefits of therapy:
o $135 per 50 minute individual session.
o Invoices provided for submission to insurance company
o Sliding scale available on a case by case basis $50 to $100.
o Phoenix, AZ. Telehealth available for anyone located in Arizona.
o Master’s Degree from Arizona State University
o B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Miami
o Juris Doctor, J.D. from Harvard Law School