I support people through individual psychotherapy that includes an integrated mind-body approach to help resolve anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, career questions, and creative blocks. My goal is to help you work towards a place where you can function as your best self, feeling connected, engaged, and passionate about your life.
We all arrive at the question of whether or not to seek help from different experiences; sometimes from a devastating loss, a relationship that has ended, or because of a re-emerging pattern in our lives that we can no longer ignore. There are often many signs at these crisis points telling us that some help is necessary: confusion, worry that nothing can ever be different, even a sense of nihilism about life. For those of us who are stoic, getting help is the last option. I was once this person, but I finally got the help I needed and am forever grateful. I went into this line of work because I wanted to give back, and I wanted other people to know that life can get better.
If you’re wondering what could ever change to make things better, it might take a little leap of faith right now to trust that change is possible. If you’re willing, and ready, to take this leap now, I offer a free half-hour consult to help you determine if this is the right step forward.
These are some of the things I work with people on:
The last thing you may want to do right now is find a therapist. The legwork required to find the right person, who you feel can actually help, can feel daunting. Or you may feel like there’s just not much you can do; you’ve been through this before and the only viable option is to ride it out.
Anxiety can be debilitating. If you find yourself unable to function normally — i.e., not going out, afraid of things you used to think nothing of, making your world smaller and smaller every day — you need to know that it’s possible to change this. Anxiety counseling can help you to feel that the world is something to hide from, or that this is how your life is going to be from now on.
If someone in your life has died, or an animal you’re connected with has died, you may be feeling alone, numb, or like a completely different version of yourself right now. You may be wondering if you’ll ever feel normal again. Maybe you’ve been told this is the “new normal,” and every time you think of that phrase, you feel angry, ill, or like it just doesn’t apply to you.
Parenting and Teens
Parenting is one of the most difficult things in life we’ll ever do. The task of meeting our kids where they’re at is always a moving target, and there is no one right way to raise a child. I’m a parent, and I understand that every child is unique, every parent is unique, and the inherent challenges of raising a child are numerous. Daily life is incredibly stressful, our kids are presented with ample opportunities to disconnect from us, and the sense of isolation we can feel in trying to understand what’s the “right” way to parent is, at times, intense. When our kids begin behaving in confusing and dangerous ways, it can change the delicate balance we hold in life, and suddenly a crisis develops.