Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.
For 30 years, my passion has been to work with women who are looking for purpose and struggling with thoughts feelings and behaviors that are preventing you from acheiving your best life. Women who are younger, older, or anywhere in between. Women that have been through trauma, abandonment, abuse by a primary caregiver or a significant other. Women who are willing to take a risk, and let go of limiting cultural and societal beliefs and expereinces that may be holding you back. Connection to the soul, generational experiences, individual and collective intuition, creativivity, sensuality, authenticity. Women who may dance, sing, create, and support other women.
Let’s do a consultation
Please feel free to reach out for a free 10 minute consultation to see if you feel the connection. Finding the right therapist is a personal decision. We can book a session right away and if you feel we are not the right fit, no harm done.
Depression stems from neurochemical imbalances causing disregulation of serotonin, or from negative coping skills developed due to childhood trauma, hindering intimate relationships. Overcoming negative thoughts and feelings can lead to self-understanding and positive change, serving as a turning point towards growth.
Anxiety arises from the disconnection between our true selves and the roles we feel obliged to play, often fueled by childhood coping mechanisms in dysfunctional families. We can shape our responses to align with our true selves by identifying and expressing feelings, recognizing automatic nervous system responses, and working through somatic reactions.
The mind-body divide is a fallacy; the spinal cord, gestaltist functions, neurological pathways, and chemicals are intertwined. Awareness of the whole system (mind, body, psyche, and soul) is vital. I can help you optimize physical and mental health by providing tools to foster a healthy connection to self and others.
Nature promotes good connection. Being outdoors, looking towards the sky, hearing water flowing, fresh air, animals all help us learn to connect with ourselves and our greater purpose. Mindfulness and taking time to “be” a human “being” rather than a human “doer” allows you the space and focus to connect fully to your best self.
Healing from abuse, trauma, and abandonment requires self-care and self-compassion. Building healthy relationships, challenging negative beliefs, and learning new skills can help achieve desired results. Soothe and love yourself to initiate healing, and practice and perfect these skills to facilitate the process.
To achieve optimal mental health, balance is key. Prioritize SEDS: Sleep, Exercise, Diet, and Sunlight, as they are the building blocks for good mental health. Once balance is achieved, a positive outlook, improved health, better goal setting, and stronger connections can transform all areas of your life.
"The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny."
"People and things do not upset us. Rather, we upset ourselves by believing that they can upset us. "
"You cannot build a deep connection with someone who is disconnected from themselves."