Therapeutic principles may include assisting people in understanding how to listen to their bodies and work on kinesthetic awareness, while incorporating Cognitive Behavioral techniques for a balanced treatment modality. Mindfulness starts when we reside in our bodies. We may address your goals by guiding you in relaxation techniques and breathing strategies. I may offer neurotransmitter testing, which provides tangible guidance about how to balance the brain chemicals and emotions with natural supplements. Simultaneously, talk therapy helps find new perspectives to reestablish a sense of peace within oneself. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and groups.
* Anxiety, depression, OCD related manifestations
* Grief and loss
* Couples counseling/relationship
* Health challenges
* Disordered eating, body dysmorphic disorder
* COVID concerns
We have all felt anxious at some point. However, sometimes anxiety can feel as if it takes over your life. Depression can manifest into a daily struggle that overwhelms your ability to function. OCD can become woven into every aspect of your daily routine and can paralyze you from making decisions and completing tasks. There are many ways to address mental health challenges; addressing the root cause is essential and together we can create a treatment approach specific to your needs.
We have periods in our lives when we are faced with loss of many kinds from loved ones, to work, financial setbacks, to physical challenges that become debilitating. Often our friends and family can seem to distance themselves or simply not have the tools to help. Therapy is a support tool to help you move through the grieving process.
Relationships can become quite complicated and stressful. Having a neutral therapists to help sift through the confusion and help you identify personal needs can be extremely helpful. In couples therapy both parties have an opportunity to share their thoughts and be heard. Asserting concerns, exploring mutual goals and finding solutions together in therapy sessions can help reinforce tools that bring deeper understanding, communication and connection to the relationship dynamics.
Trauma and PTSD can arise from sexual assault, child abuse, domestic partner abuse, violence, and other significant events that elicit extreme fear. Often, trauma has been experienced alone but healing from that event does not have to be in isolation, rather therapy can be a very helpful avenue to have support and slowly heal.
Health challenges can be complex to navigate. Some may find they are experiencing loss of function or daily life freedoms. Therapy can be an important tool to help you navigate options, make decisions and process through the painful emotional spectrum and physical ailments.
Disordered eating includes anorexia, bulimia with bingeing and purging, overeating, struggling with emotional eating or starvation, overuse of exercise, laxatives or significant weight gain/loss roller coaster. Therapy offers support to help explore your triggers and create short term goals to help you achieve success and self-confidence.
We live in a very anxious time with unprecedented experiences with a pandemic, job loss, isolation, illness, fears, death and loss of many types. Having support is essential to lessen the anxiety and emotional stressors involved with these challenging times.