About My Clients
I love working with all people, but seem to have a natural connection with younger adults and teens. Maybe you are just entering college or making the often difficult transition from college into the adult world. Perhaps you struggle with self-esteem, assertiveness, identity issues and/or need to learn how to develop healthy boundaries and other methods of self-care. Together, we can work to uncover the obstacles that are keeping you stuck and preventing you from feeling joy and empowered.
My Background and Approach
Working in the field for over 30 years, my approach with clients is humanistic, authentic, empathic, interactive & practical. Focusing on the present moment, I will help you work through unresolved issues that are blocking your joy & authentic self. I teach practical strategies for everyday living that promote empowerment, coping strategies/tools, mindfulness/relaxation/meditation, self-acceptance, insight /awareness - all important components of well-being. I am a very interactive therapist and in believe in providing lots of feedback to clients. I am also a certified Gestalt Therapist who is trained in EMDR, which can help with unresolved issues related to trauma . I can assist you with self-esteem, assertiveness, creating healthy boundaries in all types of relationships. My areas of expertise are: anxiety/stress management and relaxation, depression, grief and trauma. You are not defined by the worst you have experienced. Let's work together to help you feel joy again in your life
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe in the acceptance and tolerance of all people. I support the LGBTQ community and the Black Lives Matter Movement. My dad was a part of the civil rights movement in the late 1950's early 1960's and he instilled his values into me. I believe that love is stronger than hate and that we must honor and respect each others differences. I believe in holistic approaches to healing and alternative medicine like acupuncture. I am an active member in my community and have participated in protests that impinge on human rights. I am also an animal lover and advocate.