What a divine and complex person you are; both stunningly unique and profoundly woven in relationship to all others. For you, I offer the healing arts, which can be playful and light-hearted while being equally capable of offering safe passage through some of the richest, or most difficult experiences in our lives. Some for which, we can be left without words. May you then instead be drawn in, danced out, courted, felt, and moved. May the song of your life be sung in chorus, and the beat of your heart danced with wild surrender.
You are looking for a therapist who can understand you, put you at ease, and let you relax into the work. If your experience of living "life" feels overwhelming, I can help. If you have picked up increased anxiety, stress, coping habits, or just generally unmanageable feelings, you are not alone. Our society has been in the midst of difficult, rapid, and temporary changes. The effects on us, however, have been hugely destabilizing. Being in therapy and taking care of your mental health, especially right now, is an important step in setting yourself on the right trajectory, and staying centered in the storm.
* Online * Intuitive * Integrative * When I first started searching for guidance years ago, I wanted something different than traditional psychotherapy. Something deeper. I felt stuck despite knowing many techniques that should have helped. Yes, I wanted someone to help me get unstuck and finally make the tangible, practical, positive changes necessary in my life -- and at the same time, I longed for something more meaningful than simply improving my daily existence. My years of seeking, study, and deep personal work have led me to the unique blend of psychology, spirituality, intuitive guidance, and energy work I now practice.
Currently offering on-line counseling, I work with adults ranging from college-age to elders to help develop self-understanding and healing during times of loss, transition, anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties.
I believe that a trusting and engaged relationship between the therapist and client provides a safe space for exploration and change. I am genuine and warm, offering trauma-informed psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults with a strong emphasis on an integrative approach towards wellbeing, fostering healing and growth through both the mind and body. I specialize in trauma recovery, identity issues, anxiety, and depression. I work to empower individuals and families to identify and utilize their inherent strengths to navigate obstacles and interpersonal challenges.
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 offer mental health counseling for teens and adults of all genders and identities. I provide a compassionate, non-judgmental space to examine the thoughts and beliefs that keep many of us stuck in unproductive and sometimes painful patterns in our lives and relationships. My hope is to work collaboratively with clients as they navigate life's challenges and begin a path toward healing and self-discovery.
I am a bilingual psychologist Master who enjoys working with individual adults from different backgrounds. I strive to provide a place where you are supported and safe to begin to explore what troubles you. Together, we can explore the past and present to understand and let go of old patterns that hold you back from living a more fulfilling life. At others time, it might be more important to focus on the here and now. In my 10 years practice, I have worked with individuals who struggled with a wide range of issues, depression, anxiety, interpersonal issues, life transition, grief and trauma.
I believe in everyone's innate capacity to heal. Everyone deserves a safe and supportive therapeutic environment which can allow one to connect to all parts of oneself and lead to a greater capacity for self awareness and self compassion. Creating this space of safety, trust and unconditional regard for my client guides all my interactions and interventions. We will work collaboratively to explore how your family history, life experiences and current stressors contribute to the issues that bring you to therapy so that you can begin to shift unhelpful patterns of thoughts and behavior that are holding you back in life.
My clinical practice is aimed at addressing a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, spirituality, transition, parenting, behavioral and interpersonal/relationship challenges. My therapeutic orientation is an integrated approach of mindfulness cognitive behavioral therapy, insight oriented, psychodynamic therapy (including dream work), and Somatic Experiencing (SE), helping clients develop greater cognitive, emotional and somatic (body) awareness as a means to healing, and IFS (Internal Family Systems) Informed therapy.
“Safety is the treatment.”–Stephen Porges. The root of the word “trauma” is wound. We all have traumas, big and small. Part of healing is taking our feelings and thoughts back to the places and times we were hurt. To do this, we need to feel safe and cared for. This signals to our body and mind that they can let go of protecting us from past threats in ways that no longer serve us, and learn instead to regulate and reach out rather than act out or check out. We need to know healing is both worth the risk and is possible, and that we have the support to do it. This therapy is one where you will feel protected, nurtured, and guided.
Negative thoughts and emotions disrupt your energy system. Our brain's default is to always think the worst and make you think that you are in danger. Some people feel that way all of the time. If you have core wounds that run deep, negative patterns may re-occur in relationships leaving you unfulfilled. You may even hold negative messages/beliefs about yourself not being good enough. We can work together to bring you inner healing and peace. I want to help you clear away the anger, resentment, sadness and trauma so that you can live your best life with optimal mental well being. Take a chance to make a change.
Being human involves suffering, wonderment, and love. My work centers on promoting healing the suffering we cause ourselves, and on coming into right relationship with ourselves and others in order to grow into our full human capacities. Mindfulness, meditation, self- expression and finding one’s passions are all important aspects of this work. I believe that, whatever problems we have, we are not our problems. Learning to create life structures that support our best selves and finding ways to increase our tolerance of difficult emotions are essential tools in the art of living well.
Finding someone with whom you feel comfortable and understood is the most important factor in effective therapy. I offer a safe place to explore your concerns while learning healthy and effective ways to manage intense feelings and resolve problems. Our work together can help you uncover ways your past may be impacting your present, learn new ways of looking at things, and grow confidence in your ability to live well.
As a young girl is Pittsburgh, I saw people around me being unhappy, confused, not knowing what to do. I wanted to understand why they got themselves in trouble, and why they were troubled. I was curious, and sad.
Over the years I learned what those unhappy people could have done. My education began as a teacher of young children. Then I became a caseworker helping people with parenting, adoptions, and the miseries of poverty. Finally, I trained to be a therapist, and treated troubled teenagers, adults with illness, and the old and dying.
**My practice if currently full** It's been my life's work to learn and put to practice all I can about the psychology of people, what brings us peace and joy and what brings us burdens of suffering. I have landed on and feel grounded in a few important principles. I believe all of our answers reside within. To connect with our deep knowing, and eventually reach the depth of our truths, we must first feel safe, cared for, and supported. It is my passion to guide people toward greater understanding, peace, and self- love. (I am a MA in Counseling degree candidate Grad. 2020 supervised by Benjamin Newman, LICSW lic. # 089.0001267)
I help struggling children, teenagers, and adults to overcome their obstacles and reach their underlying potentials. By building connection, improving communication, and generating meaning, I help individuals to experience their lives as more joyful and less stressful. Figuring out the best way to help yourself or your child can be a daunting task, and I am here to help you navigate through that process. We always want to do best for ourselves and our children, and I have seen how, through therapy, we can open the door for amazing transformations to occur.
*Practice is currently full* // Everyone comes to psychotherapy with a unique set of concerns; thus, every course of psychotherapy is different. Part of my role is learning how I can be helpful to you in particular. In general, I view therapy as a place for increasing self-awareness. Often, we don't fully understand why we go about our lives as we do--and why we have the difficulties that we have. Without adequate self-awareness, we tend to unwittingly repeat the same patterns. It is only when we understand ourselves as we truly are that we become free to choose new possibilities.
My areas of specialty include help with trauma, anxiety, stress, anger, depression, self-judgement, relationships and addictions.
I believe that the primary responsibility of a therapist is to connect deeply with clients and to help them to find and cultivate their own innate goodness and potential.
My approach to counseling and psychotherapy rests on a solid foundation of providing empathic attunement, acceptance, insight and supportive responsiveness.
I help people to experience themselves in a way that empowers them with increased skill and confidence in living.
I teach a calm clarity that aids any kind of personal or interpersonal problem resolution.
I meet you wherever you are in your journey toward recovery and peace of mind. Whether you have only just started thinking about making changes, are ready to dive in and do whatever it takes to make lasting change or have completed higher levels of care and are in need of aftercare to maintain sobriety, I'm here to partner with you in your journey in a stigma-free, non-judgmental treatment environment. I have more than 20 years of experience working in the mental health field in a variety of settings, with nearly 15 years focused on the treatment of substance use and co-occurring disorders.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Montpelier 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 Montpelier 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 Montpelier, or Child Psychologists in Montpelier.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Montpelier 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 Montpelier 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.