If you are looking for guidance with anxiety, fears, depression, loss or grief, it takes courage to ask for help. Asking for help, and obtaining a fresh perspective, is often the first and most profound step toward finding peace. Starting therapy is a very personal choice. If you are at a point in life where you are ready to make a change, but not entirely sure how, let me guide you. The beliefs you hold about yourself and the world, your emotions, your memories, and your habits all can influence your mental and physical health. When we learn how to quiet the mind and unite with the body we can learn how to break free from habitual and painful ways of thinking, feeling, and acting.
Led by the belief that people are experts regarding their own lives, I will work with you to examine your inner life without judgement and develop new skills for emotional resilience. Armed with these tools, you will begin to see that you already possess the power to make the changes you desire.
Using an approach to treatment that joins western psychology with the wisdom of eastern philosophy, I will help guide you through difficult situations—including relationship issues, life transitions, grief, anxiety and depression—and assist you in transforming these challenges into opportunities for growth and learning.
I specialize in mindfulness-based therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) using a strengths-based and person-centered approach. In addition to being a therapist, I am also a registered yoga teacher. By weaving together techniques from yoga therapy—such as guided breathing and meditation—and traditional psychotherapy, we will begin to increase your awareness and rediscover not only your sense of self, but of self-control.