Mindfulness helps us to slow down and be more present. This helps us to accept and understand our challenges and opportunities in a new way. In my work I incorporate mindfulness practices to help clients manage symptoms and increase their awareness of thoughts, behaviors and patterns that interfere with their goals.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a long studied and supported treatment approach. We understand that what we think affects how we feel, and that how we feel impacts our behaviors. I work to help you understand your belief and behavior patterns and what kind of story you are creating. We are the authors of our own story. Sometimes we need a little help to rewrite that story.
The Gottman's have spent over 40 years studying couples and relationships. They have identified what doesn't work and is toxic to relationships, and more importantly, what makes healthy couples, or "master's" work. I utilize the Gottman assessment and interventions to help couples build a strong foundation in order to heal from past wounds, and find new ways to connect and manage conflict.
It’s undeniable that life comes with stress. We live in a busy, fast-paced world where the demands are high, and we are faced with daily challenges. It’s normal to worry about things from time to time, but when our worries escalate we may need specialized support to help manage.
It’s normal for each of us to experience times when we aren’t feeling as good or are struggling with our mood. Depression is a little different. When we are depressed we aren’t always able to explain why we are feeling this way. Depression impacts how we think, how we feel, and how we behave. Depression is a common brain illness. The World Health Organization estimates that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 10 men will experience depression in their lifetime. Depression also does not discriminate. People can suffer from depression at any age and regardless of their relationship status, work stability, race, ethnicity, etc. If you find that your mood is interfering in your life, it might be a good time to reach out for help. Therapy is a useful tool in treating depression. In therapy, we will work together to identify patterns of behavior and thoughts that might actually be supporting your depression. Together we can work to break those patterns and help you to find new ways of managing your thoughts and feelings.
As a woman I have a special interest in working with and supporting other women in their healing journeys. Many women find it helpful to work with a therapist who understands their experiences in the context of their gender. Whether your interest in therapy is specifically related to women’s issues or not, it is valuable to work with someone with whom you feel comfortable, and who has a unique ability to relate to and understand you and your life experiences.