I believe when you give yourself the opportunity to work through your difficulties, challenges, and the pain you are experiencing alongside a therapist who can help you, you are giving yourself a great gift. We all need help at different times in our lives from someone other than ourselves. Perhaps now is your time.
I have the utmost respect for you as you are taking the time to contemplate counseling and thinking about creating a space in your life that will support you working towards healthy and helpful change. You can begin to examine what is not working for you, the things that are causing you distress, and the issues that are hindering instead of helping you while aligning with your values and meeting your goals.
Perhaps you’ve been in therapy in the past and are thinking about returning to therapy with a new therapist to work on something old or something new that has come up for you. Or, maybe this is the first time you’ve considered counseling and therapy. What you can expect in working with me is individualized care centering around your goals and needs. I utilize evidenced-based therapies that are shown to help people meet their goals and support the things they want to change.
I can offer an objective view, and I will be a person who won’t ever advise, direct or judge you. If you are open to it, I can share with you some observations, feedback, and from time to time some of my quirky humor! Overall, people tend to experience me as a relaxed and calm person which is really helpful when I am working with someone who is feeling anxious and overwhelmed. My calming presence influences them and can help them become calm and more centered.
I have had the incredible experience of working in non-profit mental health for the past decade, in which I continue to be involved in outside of Health and Healing Therapy LLC. I have worked in several capacities in my non-profit roles, with the last five years including counseling and therapy services. In addition, I have extensive experience identifying and coordinating multiple resources for individuals and their families. These additional resources and services have alleviated people’s stress, loneliness, and overall suffering.
The majority of the therapy services I have provided have focused on: therapy for depression, therapy for anxiety, stress management counseling, relationship counseling, support and counseling for people who are dealing with bipolar disorder, therapy for people who have a personality disorder, and/or other chronic and persistent mental illnesses.
I strive to engage in continuous training and education to bring the most effective care to our sessions.
In addition to being a therapist, I have also gained the training and knowledge needed to be recognized as a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200). I have been impressed with the positive impact yoga has had for survivors of trauma, specifically, but also for many different issues we treat in therapy.
If you are a person who may be open to it, I would utilize my knowledge of yoga into our sessions as we help you begin to understand how stress, anxiety, trauma, and emotions are experienced in our bodies and how awareness and sometimes movement can have a positive impact on calming your fears, stress, and worry and helping you become more relaxed, present, and mindful.