My approach is collaborative, intuitive, and creative to help clients access the power of their innate wisdom and inspiration to cultivate personal healing, wellbeing, and a meaningful life. We work together to help you embrace opportunities and transform challenges in the midst of whatever difficulties you might be facing. I also offer Life Coaching to help people transition from therapy toward their highest values and goals in life.
Are you at a crossroads, going through a transition due to changes related to work, school, relationship, family, identity, recovery or other aspects of life? Is this causing thoughts and feelings of overwhelm, anxiety, grief and uncertainty about how to navigate through this time? Are you open to exploring a process for accepting and integrating different parts of yourself which can lead to an experience of wholeness? Are you ready to create a new life path that feels more inspiring, empowering, meaningful, authentic and connects with your essential nature, the wisdom of your heart, and interconnectedness to all of Life?
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR, LPC, LAT
**Currently not accepting new clients.** "And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." ~ Anaïs Nin Being in the tight bud of depression, anxiety, grief, loss, hopelessness, feeling lost is painful. And change can feel scary too. Sometimes in order to take that risk to blossom, we need support and someone to walk alongside us on our journey toward healing and growth. I will work with you to help you explore and release the beliefs, patterns and situations that are causing pain, stress and suffering and create the change you would like to bring to your life.
**I am providing telehealth services**. The therapy relationship offers the chance to better understand yourself and how you relate to others. The focus is uniquely on you. I listen to you closely and offer my insights and observations for both of us to consider. I believe that when we feel deeply understood and connected to someone else, change is possible. A goal of therapy is to provide you more insight into what until now may have been mostly unconsciously influenced. With this new insight you will be able to make meaningful choices, instead of merely acting out of unconscious habits.
As problems develop in our lives it can be difficult to see the whole picture. As a result, the problems we face often leave us confused, unsure of ourselves, and feeling lost or helpless. In my work as a counselor I take a practical approach in helping people gain a deeper understanding of their lives, relationships, and sense of self. You can expect me to be an understanding and compassionate collaborator while also gently challenging you to consider new perspectives and solutions.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFT, Associa
My specialties include helping people who are going through extreme and disorienting experiences, whether prompted externally through their relationships and life circumstances, or through the action of powerful inner forces. I also work well with those who wish to explore and transform the origins of their long-standing emotional blockages. More generally, I work with people from highly traumatized backgrounds, including diffuse and difficult to name traumas such as enmeshment and emotional neglect. Those who believe they may be experiencing spiritual emergency or dissociative symptoms are especially encouraged to get in touch.
I am currently accepting new clients. Is your teen or pre-teen struggling? Maybe you've noticed a decline in self-esteem or change in their behavior. It can be hard to approach your kid about these concerns, and sometimes, they don't want to talk about it. Expressive Arts therapy can be a powerful way to feel safe and to open up. I work with adults too! I believe therapy should be collaborative and non-authoritative. We will work together as allies, mutually invested in your growth. My approach is different.
Do you struggle with finding your purpose or understanding the direction in which your life is taking? Do you struggle with finding acceptance or questioning your identity? Do you experience a cloud of uncertainties? If you answered yes to any of those questions, or seek a better understanding of your life, I may be able to guide you through your journey. I know first-hand the importance of wanting to find representation and seeking guidance from those with similar narratives. It can be troublesome to question whether or not a therapist can relate to you when you are dealing with difficulties in your life.
I believe you are the expert on you. My intention is to walk alongside you on your healing journey and co-create a container where you can discover the strengths and resources you have within yourself—where you can connect and reconnect with your Self. My approach to therapy is integrative and collaborative. I work from a person-centered, trauma-informed, and holistic approach. I believe nature is medicine and love incorporating movement and time outdoors into sessions. I am especially drawn to working with those in the LGBTQ+ community, and those healing from religious and/or spiritual trauma.
I believe in helping every person toward their potential and strength to achieve a state of holistic wellness. I believe that the most important aspect of a counseling relationship is the human connection. After establishing a mutual, trusting connection with my clients, I utilize an integrative approach, with a Narrative Therapy emphasis. Together, my clients and I work to achieve a unique blend of meaning-making, helping clients to make sense of their story, process what it means in their life today, and choose how to look forward.
Are you ready to take the first step toward a transformative experience? Are you currently struggling to answer the questions; "who am I and/or where do I belong in this global community"? Is it time to release the trauma? My intention as your counselor is to collaboratively process life circumstances with cultural awareness and intentionality. Let us work together toward self-awareness, empowerment, release and transformation!
*Apologies, my practice is full* As humans, we were not designed to move through life alone. I want to be a witness and provide a space to talk, feel, move, & express your authentic self within the safety of relationship. Each person is innately different and composed of many aspects that create an individual you. For this reason, each therapeutic relationship will function differently. My therapeutic foundation encompasses the fact that the mind and body only work in ways to keep you safe. Together we will journey inside your experience and find the alchemy of turning what has been overwhelming into overcoming.
(CURRENTLY FULL/WAIT LIST ONLY) Therapy is a journey of self-discovery; it is a process rather than a destination and choosing to enter therapy is an act of courage. Congratulations on exploring this next step in your life. Nobody escapes the extraordinary challenges of being human. I am motivated by a belief in each individual's potential to grow from their life challenges and become empowered to access personal strengths and existing resources. I approach therapy as a collaborative relationship between the individual and the therapist, my purpose is to provide you with a safe space to openly and honestly share your story.
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My practice is built around providing individual therapy and EEG Neurofeedback to adults and adolescents. I believe that therapy can be tremendously beneficial in many ways, but particularly in offering an opportunity to look at life experiences and difficulties within an environment that emphasizes a strong, appropriate, and trusting relationship between client and therapist. I provide psychological assessment of difficult to treat cases for diagnostic clarification to ensure the treatment provided adequately target the issues presented.
My practice is focused on the following client groups: People diagnosed with Diabetes and people who identify LGBTQIA+. I enjoy providing trauma-informed, strength based therapy to people of any nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion and race. The best way to reach me is via e-mail.
I work with a wide range of people who are experiencing difficulties with various aspects of their lives, including emotional struggles (extreme moods, sadness and grief, discouragement, anxiety), relationship problems (with partners, relatives, friends, society at large), difficulties letting go of negative past experiences or patterns, and difficulties identifying or realizing desires for the future. By providing an open space in which they can speak freely, and by encouraging and sustaining their search for their own truth and desires, I work with them to facilitate the discovery of solutions and amelioration of suffering.
My work with clients reflects values of anti-oppression, transparency, and trust. Therapy is an investment in your growth and personal development, the foundations of which are a solid relationship between the therapist and client. I am seeking clients who are willing to dig deep in order to disentangle from unhelpful narratives and thoughts. I enjoy working with issues regarding relationships, attachment, identity, existential concerns, belonging and trauma. As a clinical social worker, an understanding of the systemic nature of trauma is a key part of my practice.
In practice for 20+ years, I offer a warm, collaborative approach. We will work together to heal wounds, resolve symptoms and overcome barriers that keep you from living your full potential. Depending on your needs and wishes, our work together can involve learning new skills, exploring the past, accessing your inner wisdom, harnessing your creativity to develop more effective life strategies, and all the while deepening your self-understanding.
Each one of us possesses problem-solving strengths. In times of transition and stress, these strengths can seem dormant. Therapy can uncover and further develop a personal resiliency. Having someone there to guide us on our path, through the brambles of life can be helpful. I believe therapy is a collaborative effort and my goal is to meet you where you are, with your life experience, self-awareness and intention.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
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