Is therapy right for me?

"Compassion is not a relationship between
the healer and the wounded.
It's a relationship between equals.
Only when we know our own darkness well,
can we be present with the darkness of others.
Compassion becomes real when we
recognize our shared humanity."

                                         - Pema Chodron   

The decision to enter into the therapy process can be difficult and full of questions, will this help? Beginning therapy is a brave choice on a journey of discovery. I know that there can be a lot at stake and I strive to be worthy of your confidence and trust. I have experience working with trauma, eating disorders, depression, intimacy and relationship issues,  anxiety, grief, women's issues, negative self-image, gender identity & expression. I do both shorter-term and longer-term therapy and will work with you to get your needs met. 

Through the process I will do what I can to assist you in personal growth to make space for shifts that allow you to feel more connected, free, alive, vibrant, peaceful, mindful, self-compassionate, safe, creative, loving, kind, calm, in-love, confident, self-reflective, and honest. 

 

I offer therapeutic services for 

  • Individuals
  • Children, Adolescents, Teens
  • Families
  • Couples

 

Family Therapy & Couples Therapy

 
 
The parent-child connection is the most powerful mental health intervention known to mankind.
Bessel van der Kolk

Often families are replaying generational ways of interacting and communicating that have been passed down. 

My goal is to create a comfortable, safe, and nonjudgmental atmosphere, where you feel free to explore. 

 I work with adolescents and adults who want to gain deeper insight and find solutions to the emotional and/or behavioral issues they experience. 

ARE YOU HAVING SOME PARENTING DIFFICULTIES?

ARE YOUR CHILDREN EXPERIENCING TANTRUMS AND EMOTIONAL BEHAVIOR AT HOME AND SCHOOL?

My approach to family therapy is informed by Family Systems theory, the idea that the family is an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe complex interactions in the unit. 

Often people feel distant or disconnected from their families, but this is often more feeling than fact. Family members affect each other’s thoughts, feelings, and actions-the connectedness and reactivity affect the entire system-often changes in one persons emotionality, anxiety or functioning is going to create ripple effects among all the members in the system. 

Together as in a therapeutic educational environment, we can learn more about Dr. Murray Bowen's key concepts to family systems theory to decrease emotional reactivity within the family system, that will have beneficial effects on child's behavior at home and school. 

I am certified in the Triple P Parenting course http://www.triplep.net/glo-en/home/ that ecourages positive parenting and focuses greatly on behavior management and how to give consequences and get results.