Individual Counseling

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If you are ready to begin the process of healing in your life and relationships then counseling may be the next step for you.  In my private practice, I see individuals (adults and adolescents) who are experiencing feelings of depression and anxiety, struggles with body image, self-esteem, relational distress and life transitions, grief and loss, self-harm, childhood trauma/abuse and eating disorders.  Many of my clients are experiencing feelings of insecurity, shame, lack of assertiveness, self-hatred or perfectionism.   Often, in order to cope, some turn to sex, food, alcohol or drug, or unhealthy relationships for solace, but there is hope.  Counseling can provide a safe space to explore new and effective strategies for coping, and gain insight into patterns that are keeping you stuck.  We will work together to understand how your present is influenced by your past and change unhealthy patterns of behaviors.  

I operate from the perspective that the experiences from our past affect how we see the world, and especially the way we relate to others.  We develop certain protective patterns of response; certain coping strategies.  I will help you understand this lens through which you see the world, and open up possibilities for growth and healing.

My therapy style would best be described as integrative.  I tend to draw on many different therapy modalities to support you in your work, including EMDR, attachment, schema therapy, psychodynamic/object relations, while also using other tools and techniques taken from dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and a mind-body approach towards holistic healing.  I believe that our capacity for self-awareness increase when we integrate the wisdom of our mind, body, and soul, each of which are integral to the healing process.  I blend traditional talk therapy as well as more experiential approaches to increase your capacity to respond to life stressors with clarity and confidence, transform unhealthy patterns that no longer serve you, and build a foundation of self-understanding and self-compassion.  

I acknowledge the courage that it takes to go inside and discover unexplored parts of yourself.  It is my hope that counseling can provide you an opportunity to heal and restore so that you can live your life more fully with greater meaning and purpose.  I am happy to talk to you about your needs, and answer any questions you have about therapy.  We can talk about whether or not we would be a good fit and you can decide if you want to schedule an appointment.  

Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen
— Brene Brown