I help LGBTQIA+ individuals feeling stuck and disconnected uncover and embrace their identity, build healthier relationships & find freedom!
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in St. Petersburg, FL
Given the stressors LGBTQ+ groups must confront, finding a therapist who specializes in working with LGBTQ+ populations or is openly LGBTQ+ can offer support & healing. My primary goal is to affirm, encourage, and celebrate you as you navigate through life’s challenges! Whether you are single, partnered, closeted, transitioning, or questioning, you will find authentic & genuine support while working together. You are WELCOME & SAFE here!
Anxiety is like a constant feeling of being unsettled. If you are feeling lost, fearful or unsupported, I can help you find ways to enjoy the here & now, stop overthinking everything, and create a safe space to process those unsettling feelings. Managing your anxiety in a way that feels right for you in a supportive environment can make all the difference in living your life in the present.
Whether you have high functioning depression, a few days of intense sadness, or longer periods where you feel as though getting out of bed is impossible - your experience and feelings are real and valid. If you need space to heal old or current wounds, I want to offer you a place to process through those feelings and experiences to release and be able to receive the happiness and peace you have been searching for!
Holistic Therapy addresses you as a whole person (mind, body, & spirit). I see you as more than just the reason you walk into my office. Holistic supportive services are focused on helping individuals develop a much deeper understanding of themselves at all levels, which can often lead to improved self-esteem and self-awareness. For me, it's about helping people to dig a little deeper, reconnect mind-body-soul, and expand their awareness.
Integrative Therapy is a fancier way of saying that therapy is not a one-size fits all approach. Integrative therapy combines different therapeutic practices and techniques to fit the needs of each individual client. An integrative approach can help clients explore what is causing challenges in their life and helps them begin to approach life in a more open and productive way that works for them.
Mindfulness-based Therapy focuses on increasing awareness of the thoughts, feelings, and actions that can create road blocks in progress. Increasing awareness can allow us the space to engage with those aspects of ourselves, learn to tweak our language, and choose how to respond. Some mindfulness techniques that I use in sessions with clients are guided meditation, breathing, and different forms of movement like walking.
Feeling paralyzed by fear, limiting beliefs or the comparison trap? I help aspiring entrepreneurs, creatives, fellow healers, and all individuals feeling energetically and emotionally drained rediscover their purpose, find freedom, & inspiration. If you're feeling disconnected from yourself and your vision, let's work together and start releasing the expectations and beliefs that are holding you back!
Feeling paralyzed by low self-worth, fear, limiting beliefs or the comparison trap? I help individuals feeling energetically and emotionally drained restore their confidence in themselves while rediscovering their purpose to finally feel free & inspired. If you're feeling disconnected from yourself and your vision, let's work together and start releasing the expectations and beliefs that are holding you back!
Cognitive behavioral therapy helps increase awareness of negative thinking in order to better handle challenging situations. In addition to helping those with anxiety and/or depression, CBT is also helpful for anyone who is looking to learn how to manage stressful situations. CBT is frequently paired with other treatments,
Mindfulness involves present awareness of what you are experiencing, such as paying close attention to breathing, noises, sensations in the body, inner feelings and thoughts, and our reactions to specific situations. Mindfulness based therapy is helpful for those who struggle with anxiety, self confidence, stress, and just about anything else life throws at you. Simply put, mindfulness encourages and teaches us to fully live in the present moment.
Trying to describe what anxiety feels like to someone that has never experienced it can be quite exhausting. It feels like the walls are closing in around us. Anxiety can feel paralyzing because our distress is so high. There are times when we can predict when it will happen and other times it takes over with no warning. If you're struggling to make sense of your anxiety and manage it in a healthier way, I'd love to help!
We are wired for connection. When we feel disconnected from ourselves or our partners, life can feel complicated and messy. We take on the emotions of others and begin to lose our sense of self in the relationship. If you are finding it difficult to communicate your own needs and wants in your relationship, talking through things can help! Therapy can offer tools to create and maintain healthy intimacy and boundaries in relationships.
Motivational interviewing is a counseling approach designed to help people find the motivation to make a positive behavior change. This client-centered approach is particularly effective for people who have mixed feelings about changing their behavior. I personally pair motivational interviewing with cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients see their thoughts, feelings and behaviors through a different lens.