Challenges are real. We all have them. Being pulled in multiple directions, juggling competing priorities and operating under stress impacts our ability to live the life we want to live. We would all be better off if we slowed down a bit and treated one another with kindness and compassion...starting with ourselves.
Everyone has the potential to change, learn and grow.
I offer a welcoming, non-judgmental space for reflection and expression. Having a safe place to talk through challenges can be very healing. I ask questions to better understand your goals and then we talk about ways to get there. I use specific tools such as breathing techniques, mindfulness, and sometimes worksheets and art to look at ways of thinking that may be getting in your way. Sometimes therapy involves exploring deeply held beliefs about yourself, other times the focus might be trying out a new strategy or tracking unhelpful thoughts.
I work with individuals of all ages who are dealing with trauma, anxiety, and depression, and other significant life challenges. I provide a safe space to explore the current issue and collaborate with clients to identify goals. The client’s needs determine the process, whether it is identifying tools and focusing on behavior change or journeying into the client’s history in order to better understand oneself and heal from past injuries.
My practice consists of mostly teens and adults and about half of my clients are between the ages of 12-18.
Families come in many packages and grow, blend, and change over time. Regardless of who comprises a family, our closest relationships are often also the most complex. In therapy, families are viewed as a system with patterns, rituals, and roles for each individual. As families grow and change over time, patterns that once worked well may not function in the way they had in the past. Therapy provides an opportunity to identify patterns, examine what may not work well and provide a place to recalibrate, learn new ways to interact and heal.