It’s normal to feel sad, frustrated and overwhelmed during challenging periods in our lives. Perhaps you are facing a difficult life transition, struggling in your relationship, or stuck in the cycle of blame, shame, and guilt. The good news is that you are aware of the thoughts, feelings and actions and therapy can help get you unstuck.
I understand that life is hard and sometimes it feels exhausting. I value the practice of mindfulness and self-awareness and feel that they are key components in the shift towards creating peace and well- being in ourselves and in our relationships with others. I believe therapy should be flexible and fit the needs of the client. I use the framework of humanistic therapy which is client-centered and offers empathy and positive regard.
My therapy practice is influenced by the author of The Tools, Dr. Phil Stutz and his 3 concepts of reality; pain, uncertainty, and constant work and the 5 tools that help with self- growth. Logotherapy, Viktor E. Frankl and how to transition to radical acceptance and the shift towards purpose and meaning with the belief it is what ultimately sets us free. Narrative Therapy which helps to examine the stories that we tell ourselves and the practice of rewriting them to reflect the life we want to be living. I have years of experience in grief-work and chronic disease management.
We are more than our problems. We have the ability to shift our perspectives and create the life we want. I work with adolescents ages 16 through adults. My goal is to create a safe and compassionate space to help you better understand your thoughts, experiences, and relationships.
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, knowing suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross