My practice is based on the belief that each person has the ability for insight, growth, change, and healing, and that we are all influenced by our early life experiences and often find ourselves thinking and behaving in ways that are no longer serving us well in different areas of our lives, including love and family relationships, friendships, and at work.
I believe fully in the mind/body connection – how our thoughts, behaviors, emotions, and physical sensations/symptoms are connected to create our life experiences. I offer practical suggestions and tools to address each person’s concerns, and ask clients to work between sessions with specific behaviors and skills to allow the work to integrate more quickly. A humanistic approach is the foundation of my work, and I primarily utilize mindfulness based and cognitive behavioral techniques, clinical hypnosis, and narrative counseling.
Common areas of focus within my practice include
- Physical symptoms of anxiety, panic, trauma, depression
- Persistent negative, limiting self beliefs and shame
- Codependency behaviors; the impact of other’s substance use or mental illness
- Women’s health and wellness
- Balancing family and careers; parenting challenges
- Issues with trust and commitment; infidelity
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual identity
- Spirituality; life transitions; end of life exploration
- Grief, loss, and bereavement
- Weight and body image
- Medical issues
- Current work related challenges and career changes