My clients usually are pleasantly surprised at how much information is processed every session. Our sessions are dynamic & open, encouraging free thinking and creative solutions. After 20 years of practicing, I provide clients with solid coping skills and caring support from a primarily Psychodynamic & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) perspective: Psychodynamic addresses causes of patterns & CBT provides solid solutions every session. In therapy, we are always dealing with past issues while also addressing present stressors. Each visit typically covers past and present issues, woven together into a clear understanding of dysfunctional patterns while also emphasizing awareness to implement solutions. I motivate & follow up, much like a life coach in many ways, especially in helping clients be accountable for addressing specific issues, one by one, creating a trail of successful life changes, individually and in relationships with others.
I have a passion and interest in Women's Issues, especially helping survivors of personality disorders. As a survivor of Narcissist Abuse, along with working with hundreds of survivors over the years, I have done much research and have equipped many survivors with coping skills, trauma resolution, and confidence to thrive after devastation to self-esteem, energy, and healthy boundaries.
I have written, "The Divorce Survival Guide for Women" (available on Amazon), and also have a passion for assisting women through the hurdles of divorcing an abusive personality and getting back on track to be the woman you planned on being before your Narcissist dropped bombs all over your dreams. I find it interesting how so many of us continue to thrive, despite the abusive Narcissists in our lives, but at a price, especially stress-related disorders such as stomach problems, migraines, depression & anxiety. I can help survivors recognize and honor the journey and utilize it to propel forward into an amazing, Narc-Free life.
For those interested in combining exercise with therapy, I have founded "Walk and Talks, LLC". I meet clients at Hermann or Memorial Parks and we find tranquil trails to walk on as we have our psychotherapy session. This approach helps with mind-body-spiritual connections, offering an alternative to traditional office visits. If someone is physically limited, we can walk and stroll or even sit on the park bench for most of the session. The idea is to get outdoors, into basic, natural space which inspires creative problem solving, tranquility, awareness, and motivational support.