Coming into therapy can be an extremely difficult decision. As such, the respect and appreciation I have for the courage it takes to reach out for help and to allow yourself to be vulnerable in therapy is immeasurable. The responsibility that comes along with this as a psychotherapist is something I will never take lightly or lose sight of. Therefore, I am 100% committed to the work we undergo together and will always aspire to offer a treatment environment in which you feel comfortable, respected, and valued at all times by a competent and empathic professional.
Our work together will always be a collaborative effort. If you find that you are having trouble believing in yourself, know that I do, and that we will work to get you to the point where you do as well. I truly believe that every human being is capable of making positive, meaningful changes, even when it may be challenging to believe this initially—all it takes is a small amount of willingness and open-mindedness to build upon. The fact that you are even reading this right now shows that you have both of these already.
Whenever you feel ready, please do not hesitate to reach out to chat a bit about any questions you may have or just to see if we are the right fit.
We all hope for happiness, joy and success in our lives, but sometimes life has a way of undermining our plans. Whether it’s personal loss, struggling with depression, or reaching a crossroad in your life, sometimes it all feels too overwhelming to face alone. Though we live in a culture that encourages independence, I believe there is power in community, and strength in seeking support, for no one person has all the answers.
My approach to therapy is a collaborative process. Your path is unique to you, so when we begin our work I join you on your journey as we explore possibilities and develop solutions together. Your relationship with your therapist is central to the success of your treatment. If you are ready we can work together to make the changes toward a more fulfilling life.
The Holistic Heart is a specialty counseling practice that has made it their mission to deliver high-quality, truly holistic mental health care.
Taking an evidence-based approach, they offer comprehensive treatment options that span mind, body, and soul.
Their unique team is made up of masters level & licensed clinicians, yoga teachers, expressive arts facilitators, core energetic facilitators, and energy work practitioners who specialize in a wide scope of psycho-spiritual work.
I enjoy meeting and working with people and strive to provide a safe, comfortable place where clients can trust that they will be heard and respected. I individualize treatment to the needs of the client using whatever information and techniques are appropriate to the situation. Along with the client, I try to be an active participant in helping to develop and/or expand the repertoire of appropriate responses to life's various challenges.
For university students: Leaving home for the first time can be very difficult for some, especially if the physical distances are great and one is unable to go home for long periods of time. Having a safe, quiet space off campus to sort through thoughts and feelings is often helpful, and I strive to provide that in my practice.
I offer a safe and supportive environment for clients to examine and explore the challenges in their lives which have lead them to therapy. The goal of the therapeutic process is twofold: subjectively we seek an increased awareness of the underlying issues within the client's psyche and objectively we create a treatment plan to implement this self-knowledge into everyday action.
Understanding how my clients make sense of their world is of utmost importance. I use a variety of methods depending on the client and the problem. For instance, I rely on expressive therapy to help with unresolved grief, whereas I use mainly behavior therapy for tension reduction. Above all, I check frequently with my clients to be sure the methods I am employing are meeting their needs.
I have been helping clients with relaxation for 35 years, and I have continually refined my methods. I have in many instances helped clients to experience deep relaxation when they had failed in prior attempts, and I always try to balance challenge and support.
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It can be very helpful to have a professionally trained mental health practitioner who is empathic and non-judgmental be the one with whom you share your thoughts and feelings. I provide constructive feedback while being able to hold space for you to explore your process and to develop solutions. I encourage you to be yourself and I do not take for grated your trust in the therapeutic relationship.
For expecting or new parents: The transition into parenthood can bring many joys and challenges. The wish to have a baby can be a powerful driving force in a man or woman’s life. Struggles with fertility can lead to depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, isolation, and physical symptoms. A vicious cycle begins: fertility struggles increase depression and anxiety, and depression and anxiety have been linked to decreased fertility.
Preparing for parenthood is also a large task. Women and couples with a history of anxiety, depression, difficulty making major life adjustments, relational conflicts, loss and grief may also seek out therapy as they prepare to become parents.
Postpartum depression is the most common pregnancy complication. When the joy of motherhood is replaced by feelings of sadness, fear, hopelessness and anxiety both mother and baby are at risk. Postpartum depression can interfere with a mother’s ability to take care of and connect with her baby. I have received post-graduate training to diagnose and treat postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders.
And finally, the journey to parenthood can also involve grief and loss. Miscarriage, still birth, and other complications bring a profound form of heartache. Therapy can ease and address these issues.
I see therapy as a collaborative process, where both parties need to cooperate and work together in order to make it work. Together, we will identify specific short- and long-term goals, develop a treatment plan, and try out new approaches that will allow you to heal and grow. My goal is to support my clients in finding ways to live healthier, fuller and more meaningful lives.
No one likes to admit it, but we all have that something that we wish was different. We wish we were better. Wish we were more talented. Would like to be heard. Wish we knew better ways to communicate. Hope things might some how be different. Yet, we often continue to do the same thing unless we come across something or someone who shows us an alternative path, a different way. That is what you will find here. Someone to help you challenge these notions, explore different avenues and find new ways of being.