Licensed Professional Counselor
I have been a therapist for 23 years and truly love what I do. It takes courage to reach out for support.
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2001
People who are experiencing distress from their relationships—whether family, romantic, professional, or social—may benefit from relational therapy. Relational therapy integrates cognitive-behavioral therapy, which is goal-oriented, focuses on faulty thinking, and promotes self-awareness and healthy behaviors. These principles are applied to your daily interactions with others. It also uses principles of other therapies like psychoanalytic and psychodynamic.
Sometimes life's struggles will test your ability to find meaning of the suffering that your personal life's challenges hold. I will help guide you through your own life process of transforming your fears, needs and desires towards acceptance and greater peace...this process can be done through art therapy or talk therapy--or both.
Art therapy can be a vehicle , a catalyst which can propel you into accessing feelings and thoughts that may become blocked through our ability to intellectualize or suppress. Children, teens ,adults who want to ' uncover' new insights which can then- be discussed with the therapist--can propel you into deeper parts of yourself through the creative process. No art experience necessary!
I enjoy working with women around areas of Personal growth, self exploration, issues around self esteem, body image issues, parenting and family relationships, and transitions of all kinds. I utilize art therapy and counseling to help deepen personal awareness of' limitations' that are holding you back from enjoying your life .
'Grief counseling becomes necessary when a person is so disabled by their grief, overwhelmed by loss to the extent that their normal coping processes are disabled or shut down. Grief counseling --art or verbal therapy, can facilitate expression of emotion and help to reduce the feelings of isolation, numbness and distress, by slowly processing feelings that arise.
I work with adults, teens, who are seeking relief from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, poor self-assertion skills, identity issues, life stress--- such as death of a loved one, divorce, job loss, career change. Depression is real. Suffering can feel incapacitating. Therapy is one step in the right direction to helping yourself feel alive again and fully connected.
“How strange that the nature of life is change, yet the nature of human beings is to resist change. And how ironic that the difficult times we fear might ruin us are the very ones that can break us open and help us blossom into who we were meant to be.” ― Elizabeth Lesser, Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow
Youth today face an ever-growing number of challenges. From family stress, school deadlines, social pressures. If left to spiral, these can result in them suffering from depression, stress-related conditions, low self-esteem, drug and alcohol abuse, and relational difficulties. Therapy can help support your teen cope with life stress in a creative and interactive approach.
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