Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I believe our desire for change and even our pain can center our attention around a part of us that needs to grow. Are you ready to begin?
2705 E Burnside St
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 1997
For the past 10 years, a major focus in my continued training has been in the arena of mindfulness techniques. I have also participated in consultation groups supporting the use of visualization, breath-work and body-awareness as effective therapeutic techniques. I have studied meditation techniques, containment skills and yoga philosophies that support mindfulness practices.
My original training at Oberlin College's Psychology Department and my Masters of Social Work curriculum at Arizona State University both focused primarily on Cognitive-Behavioral skills in therapy.
Coaching techniques include clarifying your values and goals and the action steps that will bring these goals to life.
My therapeutic work has centered largely on working with women. In particular, helping women rediscover their identity and strength in the face of new roles such as new mother, divorcee or healing from past struggles. I am a member of Baby Blues Connection and Postpartum International. I focus my continued training on issues such as self-esteem, perfectionism, co-dependency and personal growth.
Learning to trust that you are good enough is a powerful step in finding your peace and happiness. Understanding the effects of shame, self-doubt and perfectionism and how to free yourself from these binds can open up a whole new experience of life.
My experience in working with grief has focused on both supporting those grieving the death of a loved one from illness or accident as well as the loss of a pregnancy or still birth. Grief is often present in major life changes as well, from moving to divorce to career changes. I can help you understand your own personal grief process, it's challenges and lessons, as you walk this path.
Anxiety has a way of taking over in life. It can show up as worry about the future, self-doubt about who we are, and panic that can surprise us in the most common of moments. I support clients to understand their anxiety from a variety of angles, including how it works in the body to where it comes from and day to day habits that can help calm those tough moments.
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