Adults and adolescents (16+) who seek me out often:
Need support during a difficult moment
Feel angry, depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed
Struggle to create and maintain healthy relationships
Were raised in a dysfunctional family environment
Would like to care for themselves more holistically and live more fully
Want to live in a way that is more aligned with themselves & their life purpose
Need help to better manage work or school life
Want to improve self-esteem and self-confidence
Would like to connect with their body in a different, healthier way
Feel lost and don't know how to move forward
Need a safe space to process past experiences
Just want a judgement-free place to talk
how does counseling work?
I see the therapeutic relationship as a partnership.
The first session is for you to tell me about yourself, why you're seeking
counseling, what you're hoping to achieve, and is a chance to see if we're a good match.
This is very important, as the therapeutic relationship is the
most important predictor of therapy outcomes.
As time goes on, we will dive deeper into issues, patterns, and ways of coping.
Throughout therapy, we will check in on if you're getting the support you want, and re-adjusting where needed.
As I tailor each session to the client's needs, therapy may look a bit different for everyone.
Sometimes, I make suggestions for new things to try between sessions.
These are not mandatory, and alternative options will be presented.
*online & in-person sessions available
Somatic therapy is a broad term used to describe any therapy
which links mind, body, and emotions. These approaches often
use a combination of talk therapy along with increased bodily
awareness to manage stress, release tension, and process emotions stuck in the body from past negative experiences.
The somatic therapy that I use is called SOMATIC EXPERIENCING.
This approach is specifically designed to treat stress and trauma as it is understood physiologically and psychologically. Often, our body stays in the state (fight, flight,or freeze) in which we experienced a difficult situation. Somatic Experiencing allows our nervous systems to become unstuck and find a more balanced way of being.
The goal of these methods is to move us forward
into free, full, conscious living.