collaboration & Mindfulness
I see my clients as already possessing the wisdom necessary to lead hopeful and fulfilling lives. My role as a therapist is to help you access your inner resources and find the best solutions for you.
We begin working together by organizing and prioritizing your goals. Working toward these goals will help you to see your potential for resolution and success.
I enjoy helping people
Teens & Adults
Helping teens adjust to the changes they face is tremendously important. Developing a healthy environment for young adults is crucial to their success in the future. I work with students to enhance their;
Relationships with Family and Friends
Transitioning into the workplace or a new school
Coping Strategies/Calming Strategies
If you or a member of your family have struggled with a personal issue, chances are you have wondered if therapy would help. I believe that a crisis or problem can be turned into an opportunity for change and growth. I can help individuals experiencing:
Victims of Emotional Abuse
Grief and Loss
It is especially important for my teens and adults to learn effective coping skills for everyday stress. I teach my clients how to relax through progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery and Mindfulness Meditation exercises. I also teach Distress Tolerance Skills for those who would benefit from these skills.
Building trust, friendship, & romance
Helping to resolve issues surrounding communication breakdown.
Some examples are: how to be heard without judgement; how to listen, validate and acknowledge your partners' strengths and accomplishments; how to hold onto your core beliefs while remaining open to compromise
I have completed Levels 1 , 2 & 3 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and use Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my practice.
(Please see www.gottman.com for more information about their theory of couples counseling and see if it resonates with you.)
Issues affecting the elderly are frequently misunderstood, As we grow older, we need to develop new coping skills to help us deal with the loss of a spouse, the death of a friend, or the loss of our independence. We may not be able to drive a car anymore or we may develop some other disability that leaves us frustrated. These frustrations may develop into feelings of helplessness or hopelessness. By developing new ways to cope, by using a new set of skills, a renewed feeling of dignity, purpose, and freedom can be achieved.