Sexual assault and gender-based violence are a plague in our society, and too few people know that there are specific therapies designed to address the impacts of trauma. I use an approach to address trauma that will help you think about the event less, alleviate shame/guilt associated with the event, and improve your ability to function in all other areas of your life. Trauma Focused Therapy can help you better sleep, concentrate more/be more productive, and have less strain in relationships.
Sometimes we just aren't ready to take the plunge -- and that's okay too. Motivational Interviewing is all about sitting in the uncertainties. With MI we will explore your options, figure out what's keeping you stuck, and decide if change is right for you, and help you develop a game-plan to enact if you should choose to switch things up a bit in your life. MI is all about meeting you where you're at, and not putting any pressure on you to change, unless YOU choose to change.
I have completed numerous training in CBT and have been able to effectively apply it to help people manage phobias, anxiety, depression, trauma, and complex relationships.
I am dedicated to helping women cope with the effects of sexual assault. I have years of training in this domain and have helped countless women regain a sense of control over their bodies, minds, relationships and memories.
Most of my clients are in their 20's & 30's. This is a time in live where they are trying to establish their career...or even just try to figure out what they want to do with their lives. Careers, jobs, and money are some of our largest stressors. And I want to help you navigate these waters during this particularly difficult time. You've been hit by the aftermath of a recession, and in the midst of a pandemic, and still have to pay back student loans. Let me help you strategize and cope.
Does it drive you nuts when people tell you "Stop worrying about it" or ""You overthink things"... Anxiety can be incredibly frustrating to live with. I can teach you the skills to manage it so that you can enjoy your life. Together we can figure out your sources of stress/anxiety and create a game plan to tackle them.
Relationships with significant others, partners, friends, colleagues and family members are central to our well-being...and when those relationships are off, we feel off. Sometimes setting boundaries can feel impossible...sometimes learning how to say "No" is outside of our vocabulary...and sometimes we just need to talk to someone who isn't in our immediate circle. Let me be an unbiased ear for you. I love helping people feel empowered, yet grounded, in their relationships.