Licensed Professional Counselor
LPC, CADC, CYT
I offer mindfulness-based and holistic services to those affected by stress, anxiety, depression, and various unwanted addictive behaviors. Stressors can be from work, relationships, or concerns about the World, among others. Addictive cycles can include drugs, alcohol, food, or romantic patterns.
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2013
Faith: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism
My practice is holistic because I am very focused on mind-body issues. These include encouraging clients to develop a good diet and exercise plan, besides recognizing negative and habitual thought patterns. I also train people to connect with the inner wisdom of the body, and become more aware of their emotional intelligence.
Besides long experience as a meditator and yoga teacher, I have studied considerable research on the use of mindfulness-based methods to heal and improve typical counseling complaints, and understand how to use mindfulness to restore a sense of the richness of life to one's experience.
At University of California, Santa Cruz, I took the Humanistic Psychology track, and so was exposed to the beautiful learnings and teachings of Carl Jung, Carl Rogers, and Abraham Maslow, along with the genius of the wisdom traditions of Native Americans, Mexican shamanism, Buddhism, Sufism, and the physical practice and inspiring philosophy of Yoga.
Author Deepak Chopra says drug addiction is a 'misguided spiritual quest' and this makes a lot of sense to me. Break the habitual pattern of drug use and we break lots of old destructive patterns in our lives that have unconsciously been using or even draining our energy. When we free ourselves from these we find a sense of liberation, meaning, and direction along our path.
I train both partners in meditation and mindfulness techniques so they learn to communicate without stress and use the relationship itself to enhance personal growth, awareness, and provide a lifelong spiritual path.
Anger issues are usually related to stress and trauma from the past! We can work through these and learn mindfulness techniques to keep us in the present moment and help us to monitor triggers before they become explosive.
Mindfulness meditation practices help us to become more aware of emotional intelligence in the present moment and allow us to be less involved in dwelling on past trauma or future worries, even as we become able to make plans for our lives more clearly.
Learn to watch and change negative thought patterns that lead to depression - through mindfulness meditation techniques and cognitive therapy. Let go of past trauma, focus on the present, and move your life forward!
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