Licensed Professional Counselor
I am a creative and intuitive counselor, with a warm and relational style.
2926 N.E. Flanders St.
Provides free initial consultation
Maybe you feel like nothing you do is good enough, sapping your energy and joy from life. Your critical inner voice as at a volume 10, and things just don’t feel worth attempting to do anymore. Generally, you feel worn out, and tired of repeating the same patterns. You feel alone. You wish for a feeling of peace with who you are, and a sense of confidence and clarity in your way forward. You want to feel joy and have a sense of contentment with your loved ones. You want to live your life!
Internal Family Systems (IFS) uses Family Systems theory—the idea that individuals cannot be fully understood in isolation from the family unit—to develop techniques and strategies to effectively address issues within a person’s internal community or family. This evidence-based approach assumes each individual possesses a variety of sub-personalities, or “parts,” and attempts to get to know each of these parts better to achieve healing.
In psychodynamic therapy, therapists help people gain insight into their lives and present-day problems. They also evaluate patterns people develop over time. To do this, therapists review certain life factors with a person in therapy: emotions, thoughts, early life experiences and beliefs. Recognizing recurring patterns can help people see how they avoid distress or develop defense mechanisms to cope. This insight may allow them to begin changing those patterns.
A modality grounded in the mind-body connection, somatic psychotherapy is the largest branch of somatic psychology. Contemporary practitioners of somatic therapy believe that viewing the mind and body as one entity is essential to the therapeutic process. This mind/body entity will move toward healing and growth of its own accord, given the right environment, and interpersonal interactions, when conducted in a safe and respectful manner, can positively impact and help regulate the mind/body.
Emotionally focused therapy, an intervention based on scientific study of adult love and bonding processes in couples, is designed to address distress in the intimate relationships of adults. Strategies from emotionally focused therapy can also be used in family therapy to help family members connect and improve emotional attachment. Couples seeking counseling to improve their relationships may find this method a beneficial approach, as it can help people better understand both their own emotion
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