I help people to compassionately heal, recognize and embrace who they really are, and stand confident in their own inner light!
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Asheville, NC
I believe we all deeply desire to feel more connected to ourselves and to something greater than ourselves; to love, peace, and freedom. Our minds are searching for Truth, and our hearts are longing for Love. So we turn to the spiritual path to satiate those deep inquiries and longings. We will explore spiritual questions and find the right spiritual path for you, finding ways to help you feel more connected to your definition of the divine.
Anxiety is high in today's world. Anxiety can feel like being on high alert, having a lot of tension in your body, and experiencing racing thoughts/persistent worry. I use mindfulness and meditation to help you connect to rest and peace within.
If you are feeling bad about yourself and unworthy of love, I help you to recover a recognition that you are innately good and worthy of love. We will use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to change negative thoughts about yourself into positive and supportive thoughts.
Existential Therapy helps you explore questions such as "why am I here", "what is my purpose", "why is their suffering in the world?" "what happens after death?" "Is there a God?". It can help you create meaning in a world that can sometimes feel pointless and meaningless. It can also help you decide what you want the meaning and purpose of your life to be and to create an authentic life with that vision.
Mindfulness-based therapy helps you to become more aware of thoughts and emotions and take a step back from them as an observer. From the observer stance, you can choose whether or not you want to entertain certain thoughts, and compassionately respond to challenging emotions. Mindfulness meditation also helps you to relax and let go of tension in the body, and find peace and silence within.
I use visual, dance, music, writing, poetry, and nature-based practices to help you explore yourself.