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I am a licensed professional counselor with 20 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, couples and families. I am also a nationally certified hypnotherapist.
My experience has come from a variety of clinical settings and from working with a wide range of people struggling to manage difficult life events and transitions. As a result, I have developed an appreciation for the diversity of backgrounds and circumstances that can bring people to therapy. My work includes helping people cope with:
- Grief or loss
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship issues
- Eating disorders
- Adolescent issues
- Domestic violence
- Substance abuse
- Self-harming behaviors
HOW THERAPY WORKS
When we are in the midst of some tough situations, we can be blind to what the options are for improving our lives. Sometimes just dealing with the emotional impact is hard enough. We can be so engaged by the emotional upset itself that it is often hard to see beyond it to solutions. In therapy, we have a partner whose sole function is promoting our well-being. Someone who has the experience and training to help us handle the emotional impact while providing insight as to how we can become better at managing challenging situations, improving our relationships, shifting our perspectives and ultimately living a more peaceful, happier life.
I draw from my training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, EMDR, and Family Systems Therapy. For clients who may be dealing with issues of chronic anxiety or depression, I am also able to include an educational component with respect to simple dietary changes that can make a significant difference in our overall sense of emotional wellness.
“And the day came when the risk to
remain tight in the bud was more painful
than the risk it took to blossom.”