I help individuals and couples who are suffering from infertility, perinatal loss, complicated birth (birth trauma) and postpartum issues.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Orlando, FL
Narrative therapy is a form of therapy that helps people separate their problems from themselves. It allows for clients to tell their stories, make sense of it so they have a deeper understanding and to create room for new stories. This is particularly helpful if you've experienced a pregnancy loss. Many clients find it healing to tell their whole story, not just parts of it, and be met with deep compassion, active listening and empathy.
IPT is known to be one of the most effective methods of treatment for perinatal mood disorders. IPT helps clients identify sources of their distress and how to alleviate distress. Communication skills that assist in relationship building, strengthening supports and increasing confidence are the primary focus of IPT.
The journey to motherhood looks different for everyone and is very challenging for many. I provide counseling for mothers who struggle emotionally in their pregnancies and postpartum period. 1 in 7 moms experience a perinatal mood disorder. I educate moms on the difference between the baby blues and postpartum depression and how to alleviate their symptoms so they can enjoy their pregnancy and/or their postpartum period.
1 in 8 couples struggle to conceive and is a very painful experience for couples. I am a member of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and have received training in this area through this organization.
1 in 4 pregnancies will result in a loss. My practice primarily consists of mothers who know and have experienced this pain. I help them on their journey of grief and mourning so they can learn to integrate the loss into their lives and give themselves permission to experience hope and joy again. Additionally, my work in this area also includes helping with a pregnancy after loss as anxiety is known to be higher in subsequent pregnancies.
CBT is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. This treatment is focused on helping you have control over your thoughts so that you feel you're more able to change them. It involves developing coping strategies to adequately equip you so that you can manage distress.
I am trained in Level 2 Gottman Method Couples Therapy. The Gottman Method is an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couple relationship and integrates research-based interventions aimed to disarm conflicting verbal communication, increase intimacy, respect, and affection, remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy in conflicting situations, and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.
Allow me to help you develop the tools to control your anxiety so that it is no longer controlling you. Life brings forth many changes and sometimes those changes can be challenging to navigate on our own. Untreated anxiety can have a serious impact on your physical and emotional health. Don’t allow your stress to rob you of your happiness and your health. In Individual counseling, you will learn helpful tools to effectively manage your day to day stress. These tools will help you to build resiliency, combat and prevent stress and anxiety from taking over your life.
Depression can feel overwhelming and lonely. It’s hard to fulfill obligations of work, parenting, and other responsibilities when you're struggling with feelings of fatigue, sadness, hopelessness and even irritability. You don’t have to struggle alone. You deserve better and individual counseling can offer that to you. I can help you better understand how your depression got started and what is helping to maintain these feelings. Once we've uncovered what has contributed to these feelings, I can help you develop the skills to better manage your emotions by learning ways to minimize the frequency and intensity of these symptoms. Together, we will develop an individualized plan to help you achieve your goals so you can live more authentically and feel better.
Building and maintaining a good relationship is not always easy. You may be in a relationship currently where you feel unfulfilled and are struggling to have a deeper connection with your partner. Having a healthy relationship takes work. The day to day challenges can put a tremendous strain on a relationship and not having the right tools can make it even harder. Healing a relationship that is hurting is possible. Even when something as devastating as an affair has occurred, I believe in the transformation that counseling can offer when two people are committed to change, growth and their love for each other. Couples counseling can help you uncover the barriers that keep you and your partner from having the relationship you both want. You will learn practical tools to enhance your communication, build intimacy and to show unconditional positive regard for one another. My desire is to help you and your partner grow towards the relationship you desire.