I work with individual clients to focus on a variety of issues and needs that may be impacting their lives. In my therapy practice I offer:
I truly believe that therapy should highlight the mind-body connection in order to achieve overall wellness, and a key skill I help clients learn is how to be mindful of his or her body and physical reactions to emotional stimuli. As a therapist, I always take the time to ensure that my work with each client is individualized, meaning that I take personal preferences, culture and history into account. This allows me to take a trusting, collaborative approach with clients and to tailor treatment to promote optimal outcomes for best for the individual.
Online therapy can be beneficial to those who are looking to work on difficulties they may be experiencing, but with more flexibility and from the safety and comfort of their own home.
Anxiety and depression are among the most common reasons individuals seek therapy. Often times, anxiety and depression go hand in hand, but they can also be symptoms of another issue (such as experiencing trauma). This can cause an individual to feel stuck and feel like there is no "fix", and this is where therapy can be truly beneficial. Through approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), negative thought patterns are challenged and individual's can become more able to identify these thoughts and challenge them on their own.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic memories or events. Anxiety, panic, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger, and often increase, after traumatic events, and can become debilitating. Through specialized trauma therapy approaches, we can work together to overcome these symptoms and work on healing.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of trauma therapy that uses bilateral stimulation (tapping, rapid eye movements) to tap into the brain's own ability to reprocess and heal, in order to resolve both current and old traumas. When a person experiences a trauma, their brain often shuts down the "healthy" thinking and processing. This can cause feelings of being stuck and inability to process that event or trauma. EMDR has shown that it affects the brain's ability to process information, and this can help to rewire and reprocess both old and new memories or traumas.