If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues or need assistance processing a transition I can help. It is a common experience to feel stuck during some point of our self-evolution. We may disconnect from people and interests we once loved, find it difficult to focus and organize thoughts or be frequently irritable. Being immersed in our problems can be tiresome and lonely, causing life to feel unmanageable. Being in this position does not mean that there is something innately wrong with the person that you are or that you have gone “crazy”. It is a natural part of our human process and there are many options to evoke positive change and lead a more fulfilling life.
In seeking support, you are taking a courageous step. During such a pivotal moment, I will greet you exactly where you are without judgment. I will not impose my views or take an “expert” perspective. I believe you are the expert in your own life and our collaboration is essential in the therapeutic process. This relationship is powerful and will encourage emotional healing, compassion, awareness and self-love through trust, acceptance and empathy. I will listen deeply with intention, honor your uniqueness and work towards understanding so therapy can suit your distinctive personality & lifestyle. I will offer guidance in exploring difficult topics that overcast your life so you can uncover confidence & light that already live within you. You are deserving of the life that you want to live.
As a trained Marriage and Family therapist I am trained to support individuals, families, and couples. I view issues systemically and holistically, addressing the root of what maintains persistent problems in their entirety and ensuring that healing transpires throughout the whole person and their relationships. I also utilize strengths-based and mindfulness approaches to reduce stress while improving mood, focus, self-regulation and overall well-being.
Families go through many transitions (i.e. marriage, separation, death, birth of a child, children leaving the home). It is not uncommon for a family to find it challenging to communicate in a way that allows them to reach both their mutual and individual goals. It is worrying and frustrating for family members who are having difficulty understanding the emotions or behaviors of someone they love. It is especially difficult because the negative emotions or behaviors of one family member are influential on the health of all of its members. Fortunately, in this same way, new positive patterns and behaviors can encourage the entire family to improve communication, intimacy, love and compassion for one another. Having the entire family in session together can ensure that everyone is equally engaged in learning skills to improve communication, emotional regulation and create shared meaning so the family can grow as a significant whole.
Children and Adolescents
Children’s ability to express verbally is often limited by their location in development and they may often find that they are more comfortable with more physical forms of expression. In order to provide a gateway for children to communicate, I use alternative methods of communication mindfulness-based play, art and creative-expression techniques. This will allow the child to be involved in the family in a new and encouraging way that feels safer for them. Using verbal and non-verbal mindfulness-based techniques can reduce depression and anxiety while improving focus, self-efficacy, self-esteem, emotional control and relationships for your child or teen.
*ChildLight Yoga Certified*