Are you or a member of your family feeling depressed or anxious, alone, unsure, overwhelmed, angry or discouraged? Therapy can help you come to see yourself and your life circumstances from a new vantage point. Uncover your own strengths and inner resources. Recognize habits that no longer serve you. Learn to be clear and responsible with your feelings. Ask for what you need. Build healthy boundaries with others. Avoid anger and self criticism. Stop giving away your power. Be kinder to yourself and learn to make better choices.
WELCOME TO LIVING A LIFE OF BALANCE All of us face struggles in our lives. We experience problems and difficulties sometimes on a daily basis and other times only occasionally. When we feel stuck we have a tendency to repeat negative or self-defeating patterns/behaviors. This repetition often causes us to become overly critical of ourselves. Our work together is designed to help you to understand the why and how so that you can make the changes you want in your life. Change is never easy; however it is so worth it!! You will be pleasantly surprised by how happy you will become.
Welcome to PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING SERVICES. Human beings often struggle with unpleasant thoughts, feelings and sensations that can seem almost unbearable and impact our behaviors and relationships. When we are consumed with emotional pain and suffering, it becomes a challenge to attend to other important parts of our life. This may be an important time for you where you realize that your life has shrunk significantly and you would like to create a life 'worth living' for yourself again.
You are strong. You are unique. We can, and will, do this together. I pride myself on making the uncomfortable comfortable. Our environment, together, will be warm and inviting. We can be in the office, the park, or just a walk. Our time together will be focused on personal growth and a deeper understanding of the actions that will allow for peace, balance and a positive human experience.
My passion is helping people find their strength to cope with life challenges.I partner with my clients to help them discover and embrace their personal power. I feel my life work is to help people gain strength to move beyond the struggles of life and realize their full potential.
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes".....
Do you ever feel like you are stuck in a cage without a key? Are you caught in an unexpected or difficult situation which seems increasingly demanding? Maybe you find yourself caught up in thoughts, memories or behaviors which leave you feeling diminished or scared, and leave others feeling worried about you. Via psychotherapy, we can turn these experiences around by effecting changes in the way you experience yourself and your world.
I was born in Cali, Colombia, and moved to the United States at age 7. I am bicultural and bilingual (Spanish/English). I have two Master's degrees, one in Addictions and the other in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). I also have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from PCOM. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor & a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in PA and New York State. I have diverse and extensive professional experience. I have partnered with agencies such as Tesla,Google,Facebook,Starbucks & Ocean Spray. Google my name to get a sense of my accomplishments.
Throughout my work and training, I feel I have relearned the meaning of therapy. I, like most, used to see therapy as only a solution to a problem. Something has to be wrong in order for one to seek therapy. While counselors are certainly here to help with symptoms and adversities, I encourage anyone seeking growth and perspective to consider therapy. We have all heard the phrase, “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.” Why do we have to wait for something to be broken? Reach out for support now, wherever you are in your timeline, because you deserve it and that’s ok.
Have you been struggling with self-guilt, a harsh inner critic, feeling like you can never be enough? These are signs that our self-compassion has been weakened through either struggles we faced in the past, trauma, or habits we formed over time. I have a deep understanding of how to activate self-compassion and develop a more loving relationship with our everyday life. I use the tools of meditation, mindfulness, art practice, transpersonal therapy, and connection forming self-work to guide this process. My approach is grounded in connection forming through heightening our awareness of how we give and receive in our life.
It is not uncommon to feel stuck, lost, or lonely – unsure where to turn to feel fulfilled. We may have anxiety that stops us from living a life we desire or have low mood and motivation that keeps us from reaching our goals. We may lack a positive support system that makes moving forward difficult. Maybe, we have everyday stress and each day seems to repeat itself. No matter what size our life difficulties are, everyone deserves support. I believe anyone can create and deserves the change they desire with support, honesty, determination and a little bit of trust.
You're feeling overwhelmed, and the constant worry and overthinking pile up. Anxiety sucks! It's paralyzing, and you feel stuck under the pressure to make the right decisions and get it together. You ask yourself, "why do I suck at this? Why can't I just be freaking normal? I can't ever relax!" You find yourself a sensitive person and a constant people pleaser. Feelings of shame and resentment tend to creep in. On the outside, everything looks fine but navigating life transitions just feels impossible with all this worry, self-doubt, and expectation. People may not see, but it feels too much sometimes.
Feeling stuck and out of balance with no way out can feel paralyzing emotionally and lead to all kinds of thoughts and reactions that can leave you feeling overwhelmed, panicked, defensive, alone and anxious. This is what we at AHA! refer to as the "Discomfort Zone" and sometimes it takes reaching this place to realize, there IS a way beyond this! And if you are here, I imagine you are ready for some new skills and a fresh perspective that takes you or a child you love beyond the fight or flight mode of just surviving life.
Are you a mom who is trying to figure out life post-partum? Are you feeling more anxious or sad than usual? Are you a tween or teen who gets nervous when taking a test or when around new people? Do you struggle with self-harm? Are you feeling hopeless or worried about the future? So much is unknown and is constantly changing in this world. By working on coping skills and ways to manage anxiety and depression, I can help you feel like "you" again.
As a licensed clinician, my goal is to create a supportive and safe space for individuals and their families to process their experiences. I hope to support others with exploring their individual symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma etc. that have affected their lives and the impact on their families. In therapy, my goal is to instill hope for positive growth and change. I implement a variety of therapeutic models to support development of healthy coping skills, self-confidence, non-judgmental acceptance, developing healthy support systems, and motivation for growth and healing.
Asking for help is one of the most challenging steps towards making meaningful changes in our lives. Often we feel that our problems are “not bad enough” or that “others have had it worse,” which prevent us from reaching out to others for support when we need it the most. This could not be further from the truth. Everyone deserves and is worthy of receiving support; we need not struggle in silence. I believe that no two individuals' experiences are the same and therefore neither are our therapeutic and healing journeys.
I am a clinician committed to developing and strengthening the therapeutic relationship between myself and my clients. I believe that authenticity, transparency, and mutual empathy are imperative for the healing process. My goal is to foster a safe, inclusive space where individuals feel comfortable expressing who they are without fear of judgment. I specialize in talk therapy, incorporating multiple therapeutic modalities to cater to the specific needs of each client. I approach each session from strengths-based, person-centered, mindfulness lenses--as I believe that grounding oneself in the current moment is where healing begins.
If you'd like to work on living the life you want. If you'd like to work on experiencing joy and feeling good about your day. If you would like to find ways to deal with emotions of sadness, anxiety and everyday stressors. Then let's work together to find a way for you to be comfortable living your life.
My approach to therapy is to meet individuals where they are, help identify what they want to move towards, and then facilitate problem solving ways in which to get there. This can be done in a variety of ways, utilizing various therapeutic techniques; including, but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral (DBT), Interpersonal, Motivational Enhancement, Family Systems, Solution Focused Brief, Family/Marital. I work with each client to develop an individualized plan to help move them towards their goals in a way that makes sense for them.
Today's world is plagued by distractions that take us away from what is fundamentally important. Learning to separate from an illogical need to please others may allow us to determine our path and help us to be true to ourselves. There is no such thing as an ideal client, only willingness to look within as a shared experience is necessary for growth.
I’ve been in the counseling field for nearly 30 years and continue to feel passionate about helping each person, family or couple. As a faith-based therapist I integrate my clinical experience & training with biblical beliefs in my treatment approach. Healthy relationships are vital to living a satisfying and fulfilling life. The first step in healing is self-awareness. Understanding your emotions and thoughts can guide you in establishing healthy boundaries. Second, grasping the body-mind connection is vital to the transformation process. Lastly, identifying your attachment style can improve your friendships, marriage and family.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Sellersville are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Sellersville then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Sellersville, or Child Psychologists in Sellersville.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Sellersville psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Sellersville specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.