At many points in our lives each of us faces challenges that can require unique solutions. We thrive when we find balance in our daily life, therefore, I focus on helping people regain or find a new equilibrium. Often the first step is finding what is important to you.
Are you wishing to connect more with others? Do you feel detached from your partner? Are you experiencing a sense of overwhelm or anxiety? Are you noticing more conflict or stress in your family? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may consider talking with a supportive professional. Over the years, my focus has developed into an insight-oriented, strength and relationship-based approach. I incorporate the most up-to-date neuroscience research, mind-body awareness, and self-regulation techniques that support families, individuals, and adolescents in achieving their goals.
I understand that making the decision to seek therapy is a personal and soul-searching process. At times it can be difficult to admit that we need help and when we reach out we need a compassionate and understanding psychotherapist to listen, support, and encourage us on our journey back to wellness. It has been my privilege to be invited into the lives of some of the finest people I have ever known, my clients. Helping you find your way through difficult times and confusing circumstances is my specialty and my calling.
My practice is based on the premise that the relationship is key to emotional wellbeing. Life experiences and especially trauma can lead us to distort our interpretations of both our internal and external worlds. My counseling experience began in 2007 working with young people with extensive social, emotional, and behavioral needs. This inevitably raised my awareness of the importance of the family and related support systems. I spent much of my life as a professional musician and have been able to use music in my therapeutic work, supporting the development and maintenance of sharing, self-regulation, and effective communication.
The earliest known root of the English word "patient" is a Latin verb meaning "to suffer". Suffering comes in many different forms. It can be expressed in relationships, in the way we interpret events in the world, in "disorders" and "syndromes", and often, in difficult to define moments, where we know something is not right. There are often roots to suffering that can be uncovered and understood and can help us to know ourselves better, to get in touch with what is truly alive in ourselves and in the world around us. Therapy can help us resolve some suffering and bear inevitable sufferings that can feel impossible to tolerate.
I work with individuals, couples, and families who wish for some kind of change in their lives. Common therapeutic goals for the people I work with include, a desire for increased closeness with family and friends, the ability to experience feelings more clearly, a stronger sense of self-worth, and more effective communication within families. People often wish to develop the ability to tolerate individual and collective pain, without doing themselves and each other harm. Most are seeking compassion and understanding. My commitment is to offering that compassion, and to supporting people in achieving their own understanding.
For over 25 years, I've worked with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, and grief. I listen carefully and work to help my clients understand their patterns, such as repeatedly thinking, feeling or doing what they often would rather not. Respecting the need for confidentiality, empathy, honesty and humor, I encourage the exploration of conscious and unconscious thoughts/feelings and help to identify how significant past experiences have influenced the present. Working through issues, using insight and the therapeutic connection, strengthens self acceptance, fulfillment, and success in relationships, school and work.
I take a holistic approach which is built on seeing, understanding, and loving ALL of you. All of your life has led to all of the person you are and we're going to find each of those parts and help them to find the care that they need to make you whole, loving, and centered. You are, and must be, the center of this work. Mental and emotional health-the kind where you can love and accept every part of yourself-is the bringing forth of who you are meant to be, your best you.
Have you, a friend/partner/family member experienced a traumatic event - loss of loved one, loss of child, loss of pet, a life-changing event, verbal/emotional/sexual abuse - and need help processing the grief, regaining control of your life, rebuilding your self-confidence/self-esteem? Do you or someone you know have issues with substance use and are seeking assistance in identifying challenges that have kept you or your loved one from breaking through barriers of addiction toward recovery? Are you a youth/family needing help identifying positive communication/coping strategies, managing anger, or identifying triggers of anxiety?
Welcome. I have been working as a Psychotherapist for over 25 years. I consider it a privilege to witness people's process, strengths, vulnerabilities, and transformations. I trust in our human capacity to heal and grow and to live into the lives we long for. I am a licensed Masters-level Psychologist, a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and certified in Brainspotting.
A soul-centered Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) practice partnering with the horse as a means towards emotional wellness. Is traditional therapy not working for you or your loved one? Within an office setting, are you unsure how to feel comfortable, or where to start? Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is defined as an interactive process in which a licensed mental health professional working with or as an appropriately credentialed equine professional partners with suitable equine(s) to address psychotherapy goals set forth by the mental health professional and the client.
Do you need a relationship TUNE-UP or need to address BIG CHALLENGES in your relationship/marriage? Do you wonder: How do we create more closeness? What can we do about fighting about the same things over and over again, without resolution? How can we listen better to each other? Is there hope for us? Most of us never received the information and support we need to have successful healthy relationships. No wonder so many of us end up finding relationships to be problematic, confusing, unfulfilling and painful! I help couples find their way out of confusion, distance or painful dynamics to find clarity, closeness and enduring love.
As an agency we have been supporting people via online sessions, with everything that falls “outside the box” for many years. Well our whole world just changed with this pandemic, and everything now falls under that category. Let us help you navigate these uncharted waters. No matter what challenge this all is bringing up for you let us support you in finding a way through this and finding your inner strength during this time.
I’m a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADC). I have current openings for pre-licensed clinicians seeking supervised billing in private practice. I provide trauma-informed outpatient therapy for individuals with a wide range of mental health and substance use issues. I have extensive experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders and severe and persistent mental illness. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, among other therapeutic modalities depending on the unique needs of my clients.
I have counseled hundreds of clients in a wide range of issues, including: all addictions, DUI Counseling, Substance Abuse, Alcohol Dependence, Tobacco Cessation, and Family counseling to deal with a loved one's addiction. * Trauma: PTSD, Sexual, Physical, or Emotional Abuse * Anxiety Disorders: Agoraphobia, Panic, OCD, Generalized Anxiety * ADHD * Relationships: Couples' counseling, Family problems. Life Problems: Grief & Loss, Stress, Toxic Work Environment or Relationship, Difficult Life Transitions, Self-Esteem, Shyness, Health-related issues, Chronic Pain, Severe Self-Criticism, Wanting to find purpose and meaning or even a reason to live. My primary modality is Internal Family Systems.
I am not accepting new clients at this time. I love providing individual and family psychotherapy to adults, children and adolescents. I particularly enjoy working with adoptive families, and with people dealing with cross-cultural and/or spiritual issues. Additionally, I work with women dealing with post partum depression and anxiety, pregnancy-related concerns, and couples dealing with pregnancy loss, reproductive decision-making and fertility issues.
Are you looking to make positive changes in your personal, relationships, or work life? Feel better mentally and physically? Quit smoking, lose weight, or generally feel more confident and fulfilled? Stress and anxiety can be challenging hurdles to overcome without the right tools. It’s easy to look around and see others seemingly at peace and living their lives to the fullest while you feel like you’re barely treading water. You would like to change your behavior, beliefs, or thoughts, or perhaps resolve emotions that weigh you down but have yet to be as successful as you would like.
Life is complicated. Our history, experiences and trauma affect not only who we are but also how we interact with the world. Whether you are struggling with childhood memories, recent trauma or simply trying to find solutions to balance out life, we can process them together. Therapy is about going deep, processing the wounds that affect us and integrating them into our current selves in order to live productively and meaningfully in the world.
Clients are often in transition and finding their circumstances confusing, overwhelming and don't know where to begin. Working together we find comfort in a safe place where you can talk about your personal issues and relationships. Others may be looking for a healthy natural solution that may reduce stress and anxiety. I offer a peaceful approach to finding a path toward a healthier life. I offer a mindful approach to reducing discomfort and if interested may guide you through meditation to establish calm and stability. Skills will be offered to help you gain strength and confidence.