Thank you for your interest in working with me! I know the challenge of trying to find the right therapist. I am happy to support you wherever you are in your journey!
My intention is to support my clients in cultivating awareness, self-love, and discovering what makes them feel alive.
My approach is joyful, collaborative, and holistic focusing on the mind, body, and soul. I meet you where you are, and together, we will clarify areas to focus on and achieve them through small doable steps. We will explore areas where you feel stressed, stuck, confused, run into the same challenges, and connect you to living in alignment with your fullest potential. I offer gentle and clear guidance to work through challenges, so you may become more centered, and approach life from a more empowered place. I assist clients in exploring deeper layers through self-inquiry, regulating the nervous system, connecting with intuition, mindfulness practices, journaling, and some homework.
I work best with clients who are ready to do the inner work and show up intentional and focused during session.
I draw on varies types of modalities depending on your needs ~
This approach goes beyond traditional psychotherapy and explores how the emotional, physical, and spiritual are connected. When there is an imbalance, it may manifest as stress or illness. We will learn the root causes of distress by exploring the whole self vs. just the mental. What is your body telling you? Your intuition? Not sure? We can slow down and explore all these parts together to help restore your mind, body, and spirit to more balance.
This method focuses on our relationship with ourselves and others by exploring past relationships, and how they affect our current ones. We will bring the subconscious conscious by exploring recurrent emotional and behavioral patterns to heal old wounds, improve self-esteem, self-regulation, and healthier relationships with others.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
This evidence-based practice is one of the most common as it helps individuals gain insight into their thoughts that may be causing them distress, learn to change their thought processes, and as a result, improve their emotional state and way of living. It is a proactive approach where you will gain new insight and learn tools to improve your overall well-being. Together we will collaborate on homework and process new discoveries during the next session.
In therapy we will explore what makes you feel alive and connected to yourself and the world around you. Do you have a craving for something more, but not sure what it is? Do you notice certain things happening at just the right time? We will enhance your intuition by tuning in to your internal and external worlds and listen to what it is sharing with you.
My approach centers around this model as you being the expert of your life. I cultivate a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space. I will actively listen, meet you where you are, and ask questions for self-reflection, rather than directing you. Through this process, you will gain a clearer sense of what it is you need to do to move forward.
“Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally," Jon Kabat-Zinn. Mindfulness is trending, but why? It improves mental health, happiness, increases focus and creativity, increases relationship quality among some of the many benefits. Through the process of discovery and exercises, we will bring more attention to what you are experiencing in the moment. We may incorporate meditation exercises to increase your awareness. Research shows that meditation can help lower stress levels, manage stress better, improve memory, boost creativity, and improve emotional states, such as greater empathy.
If you feel called to explore the possibility of working together, I encourage you to schedule a free consultation call, so we can take the next step of connecting with one another.
Many people experience anxiety in some form. It's our bodies way of protecting us from danger. Some anxiety helps us with motivation and accomplishing what we set our mind to. A lot of anxiety can steer us away from living in the present. It can lead to negative thoughts and can trigger the feeling of being out of control. Are you struggling with how to manage your thoughts and worries? Do you tend to over analyze? Do you wonder what people think of you after you see them? We can explore this together by understanding the purpose worrying serves, what it's trying to tell us, and learn to thrive by developing a new relationship with it.
Are you feeling as if something happened and you don't know what? Maybe you're feeling like nothing excites you anymore or you can't seem to find the motivation to make a change. Sometimes it can feel like the light went out, and you can't find the switch. Just know you're not alone, there are ways to get through this, and feel better. I will meet you where you are and we'll start slow. We'll explore the underlying reasons that have led up to this moment, and come up with small doable steps to make your way to feeling like yourself again. We will incorporate evidence-based practices that have yielded high results for people experiencing depression.
Life Purpose / Transitions
Unsure of what direction to go in, feeling pressure to walk a certain path, stuck in your current situation and wanting to live your passions? Not sure what your passions are? You're at the edge of something new; while this may feel exciting, it may also feel scary letting go of comfort and familiarity. Together, we can explore what makes you feel energized and truly connected to yourself and others. We can process if there are blocks that need attending to before taking the next step. Maybe it's processing letting go of the life you had planned or gaining confidence to take the next step. I can assist you with getting clear on your desires and meet you where you are in achieving them.
Oftentimes we hear "love yourself," but how does it actually feel? And how does it play out in everyday life? Having a positive view of ourself is important because it means we respect ourself. If you're feeling a lack of confidence, thinking you're not good enough, trouble expressing your opinions and setting boundaries, you're not alone. Self-love is a daily process of consistently giving to ourselves what we may want others to give to us. We can dive into this together and practice skills to transform negative views to feeling more assured and self-loving - remembering all your unique-ness and strengths.
Work Stress/ Life Balance
Juggling various responsibilities like high stress work, children, hobbies, and/ or caregiving for family can be very overwhelming and even painful. It may feel like threads bursting at the seams.
Therapy can help you explore ways to take care of your energy in the process. Depending on your needs, we will explore your intuition, mindfulness, meditation, boundary setting, communicating needs, or developing a self-care practice. We will work towards getting clear on that life you want to live, your values, priorities, and dreams. Once we're clear, we'll do the inner work to get there.
Maybe you're interested in wanting to get to know yourself in a deeper way. It could be your first time in therapy, or returning to therapy, to figure something out that may be recurring in your life. You may ask yourself, how did I get here again? Why does this keep happening? We will bring the subconscious conscious by exploring patterns and beliefs that could be contributing. I like to think of therapy as a mirror, where you may learn new aspects of about yourself that you hadn't thought of before. Planting a new seed, can lead to growing seeds, and eventually a flourishing garden.
I collaborate on a custom plan for each of my clients during treatment together. Other areas we can focus on are identity, multicultural experiences, spirituality, open, poly, or monogomous relationships, parenting, family issues, career growth, trauma, grief and loss, and recovery.