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I work closely with adolescents and young adults who are struggling as they navigate through difficult life transitions, anxiety, panic attacks, depression and trauma. I also work with children presenting with behavioral, social and adjustment issues. I am dedicated to creating a safe, non-judgmental space where my clients can be their most authentic and vulnerable selves. My goal is to make sure that my clients always feel supported and see real, tangible progress. In my work with my clients, I blend traditional talk therapy with IFS, brainspotting, CBT, mindfulness, and somatic interventions in order to create a fully holistic and supportive therapeutic experience. These somatic interventions go beyond talk therapy and remove trauma from the body.
The collaborative approach I take enables my clients to feel both supported and empowered through the therapeutic process. I actively guide them through building on their own strengths as well as learning new skills in order to work through barriers and challenges they are facing. I have a strong focus on helping my clients get in touch with their own personal power. My clients learn to take one thing at a time and develop trust in themselves to navigate unexpected situations. This enables them to emerge from therapy feeling confident, resilient, and in control of their lives. My compassionate and goal oriented work with my clients allows them to achieve relief, growth, and powerful levels of self-acceptance.
Fun fact: I love to travel and explore places I’ve never seen before. My favorite place so far is Italy and I would love to go on a safari in South Africa one day.
Since I was a small child I could sense people’s emotions and found myself comforting those around me. These experiences created an inquisitive thirst for knowledge and led to the pursuit of my work and education in psychology and mental health counseling. After 12 years working with clients from all walks of life, I have dedicated my free time to learning everything I can about trauma, anxiety and the best interventions out there to relieve people from the emotional pain it causes. IFS (Internal family Systems) and Brainspotting are the most transformational methods I have found when working with clients experiencing trauma.
I have found that taking a holistic approach and blending traditional talk therapy with somatic therapy and other resources like daily meditation and exercise provides a lasting and concise path to emotional wellbeing. Specifically IFS and brainspotting pair particularly well when resolving trauma. Wellness is our birthright and my mission is to help people free themselves from the limitations of trauma and anxiety.
Fun fact: I’m a Harry Potter superfan and I would definitely be a Ravenclaw 🙂
You might feel like you have lost your voice or you just don’t know where it went. Many of my clients come to me experiencing issues with self-esteem and close relationships. They are typically seeking help navigating difficult life transitions and have old wounds from past trauma that impede their ability to set boundaries and enjoy the fullness of life. Anxiety and fear should not be a part of your day to day life. I am deeply invested in helping my clients get real tangible results, liberate themselves from old wounds, and embody confidence. In therapy, my “down to Earth” counseling style and advanced training in somatic, DBT, and mindfulness interventions allow me to work effectively with my clients. My goal is to help you feel understood, fully supported, and never alone throughout your entire time working with me. In therapy, we will work to establish your voice, set healthy boundaries, and you will learn to trust yourself again.
My goal is to help each one of my clients work through challenging life situations and transitions. I provide each client with a safe space to be their true selves. My counseling style is open, compassionate, and client centered. My down to Earth personality is something that my clients tell me allows them to feel comfortable developing a trusting therapeutic relationship with me. In addition to talk therapy, I often use somatic, mindfulness and DBT techniques, depending on the needs of the client. I like to use creative and proven methods to guide each client to think out of the box in order to reach their full potential.
Fun Fact: I am a huge animal lover and I play on a softball team =)
Choosing to embark on a therapeutic journey with the right therapist can be essential in developing a harmonious, well-balanced, healthy, and fulfilling life. I strive to provide a safe environment of non-judgment, respect, trust, and collaboration for clients. The therapy process is unique for everyone, and I find it essential to meet clients where they are at. I provide a space of openness and honesty, in which I encourage my clients to be their most authentic selves and come face to face with the parts of themselves that may be holding them back from healing and growing.
Disconnection from your true self is what I see creates many problem areas in people’s lives: unhealthy relationships, weak interpersonal boundaries, lack of self-esteem, panic, anxiety and fear based decisions and behaviors. When I begin working with my clients I help them repair this separation and come back into alignment with who they always have been deep down.
While working with clients I utilize a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing techniques. Most recently I have begun integrating somatic therapies such as AEDP that address trauma on a neurological level. I have experience working with adolescents, young adults, and adults from diverse cultures. I have worked with clients experiencing difficulties with depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, low self-esteem, negative self-talk, difficulties with boundary setting, life transitions, stress management, and more. My goal is to provide clients with the space to process their experiences, gain insight into their internal processes and empower them to create the shifts required to improve their quality of life.
Fun Fact: I love to read, cook, and bake during my free time! I also love hiking and anything nature-related.
When struggling with your mental health, you may feel stuck in a never ending cycle of self doubt and negativity. It has become more and more common in our post Covid world to feel just that. In fact, many of my clients have come to me in hopes of breaking that very cycle. Therapy can give you the power to start to break away from the constraints that our world and our minds can often put us in. Whether it be feeling anxious, worried depressed, low self esteem anxiety, ADHD symptoms, or relationship troubles, I am determined to help you feel freer and happier throughout our process of therapy together.
My training in somatic therapy takes my work with my patients beyond just talk therapy and recruits their body and brain into helping my clients get to the root of their issues. With each new client it is important for me to take a holistic approach to therapy to best treat and work with each individual in a way that is most effective for them. We will work together to treat your symptoms, understand your current and past experiences, and to open your mind to new possibilities and more comfort in your autonomy. My approach to therapy is built on the idea of teamwork between me and my clients, communication, empathy, and trust. My goal is that as our therapeutic relationship grows these sustainable changes transform your everyday life by helping you gain clarity, freedom and a profoundly impactful sense of peace.
It is of the utmost importance to me that each individual feels safe and heard in every single session we have together. Whether it be through mindfulness techniques, psychoeducation, or using an IFS or psychodynamic approach, we will work as a team to curate therapy in a way that works best for you. Together we can break the cycles that hold you back and create new ones that build you up for a better future.
If you’ve been feeling stuck, alone, or in pain, I’m glad you’re here. Finding a therapist you think you’ll be comfortable sharing such intimate feelings with can be overwhelming, especially when anxiety and depression get in the way. As someone who has spent plenty of time on both sides of the therapeutic relationship, I assure you, you’re not alone. Your pain is real, and my time and attention are the least you deserve on this journey you’ve already begun.
I believe in the resilience of the human spirit and embrace a strengths-based approach to those coping with anxiety, depression, and trauma. Together, we will help you engage with and enhance your ability for reflection, introspection, and self-acceptance so we can better navigate and understand your past, present, and future. Through our work, you get to change your story and create a path to feel empowered and hopeful despite life’s challenges.
I am trained in client-focused therapeutic techniques, and more importantly am well-equipped to adapt to your personal needs and preferences. My passion for helping others get the results they deserve, has led me to pursue training in somatic therapy, CBT, strengths-based and narrative techniques. Our time together will change how you see yourself and your situation in a way that leaves you empowered and resilient to life’s woes.
Fun fact: I am very crafty. If I can find a way to diy I’ll try and make it. I particularly like to crochet and I have made all my friends some sort of crochet good.