Hello! I'm here to make this less intimidating. Counseling can be enjoyable. You just need a partner on this path that you can trust.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Bethlehem, PA
In my post-graduate work, I obtained a Couple and Family Therapy certificate. This education helps me to understand how our family can shape us and our reactions. Looking at the past for answers to now is a part of how I practice.
We are a complete system. I can not just consider your thoughts and help you move forward. You are more than just your brain. I work to help you consider how eating habits, exercise, hydration, spiritual practice all play a role in mental wellness.
I use mindfulness with my clients to help decrease anxiety. Often future thoughts lead to anxiety. Yoga, breathing, and meditation are valuable tools for healing in multiple areas.
Anxiety is energy that our body holds onto. If we do not release that energy it eventually turns into a panic attack. At it's worse a panic attack and present like a heart attack. I can load your "toolbox" with ways to expel anxiety and help you feel better.
Trying to find the source of depression is key to improving. For many people suffering from depression, it is usually from a situation that has its hold on you. Using techniques like journaling, exercise, and evaluating eating are often a good starting point.
I specialize in trauma. This means I have specialized training in this area. Currently, I am starting training in EMDR this month. EMDR is a cutting-edge method that allows the brain to release recurring trauma memories.