Deciding to enter therapy is a brave choice. There are moments in each of our lives when responsibilities, situations, and feelings are overwhelming. During some of these most stressful times, it can be difficult to ask for help. To figure out what to do next. The good news is that you do not have to navigate it alone. Is it difficult to calm your mind? Do you tend to question or doubt yourself? Many clients I work with describe themselves as “stuck,” and convey how this negatively impacts their relationships, work, self-esteem, motherhood/parenting, etc. I want to help you reduce feelings of guilt or shame and improve your self-compassion. My approach stems from a deep-seeded connection to women, couples & families, as well as a core belief that each person has the right to experience a full and enriched life.
I believe the way we speak to ourselves greatly affects our engagement with the world. I strive to provide a warm, safe environment so that you and I can collaborate. We will cultivate tools and coping skills that support you during session, as well outside of the therapy office. Some of the primary techniques I use come from Narrative and Internal Family Systems theories – each of which are rooted in exploring, understanding, and shaping self-empowering language. We know that trauma can manifest as physical (somatic) symptoms in the body. Such symptoms can range from headaches to stomach aches, sleep disruption, low energy, back pain, and more. Thus, I like to encourage a holistic approach to treatment and integrate the mind/body connection. We can engage in talk therapy along with mindfulness (meditation, breath practices), as well as gentle movement to accompany your whole self in the healing process.
Areas I specialize in include: anxiety, depression, stress management, transitional life stages (the typical and unexpected), mindful communication, trauma, and grief. I have over 500 hours of foundational training as Yoga Teacher, and additional education in Trauma-Sensitive, Restorative, and Chair yoga. I am a Level II Usui Reiki Practitioner (energy healing) and am also working towards a Certification in Perinatal Mental Health, through Postpartum International.
If you are looking for help, I hope you will join me!
My fee is $120.00 for a 50 minute session. 90 minutes sessions can also be scheduled.