My clients usually are pleasantly surprised at how much knowledge and awareness are gained each visit. Our sessions are dynamic & open, encouraging open 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 personal patterns while also emphasizing mindful awareness to implement solutions. As a life coach, I motivate & follow up, 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, whether romantically, in the work place, or in the family. I have done much research and have equipped many survivors with coping skills, trauma resolution, and confidence to thrive after devastation to self-esteem and energy. Implementing and respecting your healthy boundaries takes practice and I truly enjoy coaching my clients through scenarios along with role playing for preparedness.
I have written, "The Divorce Survival Guide for Women" (available on Amazon), and also have a passion for assisting women through the hurdles of divorce and getting back into the dating world. This guide is light and informative, offering concrete ideas on self care post divorce as well as solid dating tips.
Due out in summer, 2019, I will be publishing a Narcissist Survival Guide. 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.