Counseling and Psychotherapy

If you are struggling to cope with relationship challenges, feeling anxious, depressed, or are experiencing the residual effects of trauma, you are not alone.  Even if you are able to function in your life and hold it all together, you still have the right to honor and nurture yourself with excellent self-care.  A connection with someone trained in supporting people through these challenges can be vital in finding inspiration, resilience, and strength again.  It is an honor to give you tools and support you along your way towards happiness and ability to live more fully in each moment. 

 

My primary focus is working with issues around self-esteem, sexuality, gender dynamics, parenthood, relationships, codependency, and trauma recovery. I offer a holistic approach to counseling/psychotherapy which integrates a range of experiential and relational styles.  Some of the experiential modalities I use are somatic psychotherapy, expressive arts therapy, hypnotherapy, emotional freedom technique, and mindfulness practices.  Somatic (body oriented) therapies focus on awareness of patterns in the body through posture, breathing, muscular tension, and intuitive signals from the body. These approaches can help regulate the nervous system, release energetic holding patterns, and provide insight that can not be accessed through talk alone.  Hypnotherapy and Emotional Freedom Technique are tools that can be integrated into a counseling session, or can be the main treatment modality.  Sessions may integrate creative modalities such as drawing, writing, movement and play to gain insight and facilitate healing.  Mindfulness meditation is offered as a tool to practice returning to the present moment with non-judgmental awareness.  

Areas of treatment specialization:  

- healing from trauma 

- relief from anxiety, panic attacks, fears and phobias

- depression recovery

- recovery from emotional, physical, or sexual abuse

- body image

- sexuality

- releasing codependent relationship dynamics

- self-care for caregivers