I begin by taking a full assessment of your life, incorporating all aspects and systems at play that contribute to who you are as an individual and spend extra time pulling out your strengths.
Next, we work to set goals for our treatment together. This is your time and therefore it is up to you to determine what is most important for us to work on together.
I am open to feedback and want to push and challenge you to think in new ways and gain new perspectives of your life.
I actively integrate awareness of the body into the therapy and have found this to help clients develop new tools and coping skills.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT...
I work with techniques that incorporate Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as Somatic Experiencing.
Therapy is a process and I see YOU as the expert of your life. We’ll enter into a collaborative relationship, where my commitment is the work we do together will be of value to you and will help you.
You can expect a warm, safe, nonjudgmental environment where you will feel comfortable sharing.
What does that mean...
There is a structure to the session where we will spend time looking at both your thoughts and feelings. We will bring an overall sense of awareness to what these thoughts and feelings are, how they impact you in your life and where you hold them in your body.
What stops us most often are our thoughts and conditioned physiological reactions, usually based on behaviors and events that have happened in the past, or things that have not yet happened in the future. We will incorporate a Mindfulness based practice by focusing on the present moment, connecting the many thoughts going on in the mind with what is occurring in the body. After building this awareness, you are left feeling more in control and feeling like you have options.
Some side effects of this work can be:
a more powerful and passionate life
less reactivity in the world
a greater sense of ease and peacefulness
a larger capacity for acceptance and compassion
SPECIALTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO...
Shock Traumas (Traumatic Birth, Car Accidents, Surgeries, Falls, Natural Disasters, A recent diagnosis of a Life-Threatening or Terminal Illness, Sexual Abuse or Assault, etc.)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Depression, Anxiety or Panic Disorders
Fertility, Substance Abuse
Severe Mental Illness
Life Transitions and Bereavement