I am a grateful therapist who utilizes many tools in my practice including gentle movement and being in nature to support people's growth.
Counselor in Doylestown, PA
I believe in the power of movement in nature to assist in healing and growth. Through walk and talk therapy clients get the opportunity to engage in therapy in a different way that is less intimidating than in an office setting. Physical activity has numerous benefits on mental health in addition to physical health. Time in nature and disconnecting from electronics and the "inside world", allows for greater sense of presence and increased renewal.
For over a decade I had the opportunity to work with at-risk youth in high school settings. I worked with teens helping them make better choices in regards to drug and alcohol, dealing with stress, peer relationships, and personal development.
Everyday stress and cumulative stress can have an impact on emotional and physical health. I support individuals in finding their way to reduce stress and the impact it can have on their lives.
I believe therapy should be considered in everyone's self care and self maintenance strategies. Developing new aspects of oneself or healing through certain circumstances, can require an outside, nonjudgmental professional pers[perspective.
I have worked with people experiencing anxiety in various forms and to varying degrees. Utilizing CBT, person centered skills as well as mindfulness strategies I assist people in alleviating symptoms and it's impact on their lives.
I have over a decade of working with adolescents in areas of drug and alcohol, family relationships, stress, anxiety and depression. For most of the time working with adolescents I had the opportunity to work with at risk adolescents in various high schools.
I teach people ways to take moments in their lives to be more present, to be more mindful. Mindfulness helps in stress reduction and increase one's ability to process and handle events.
Some people that come to sessions are looking for an outside, trained person to support them through general life circumstances. I see myself as a "supportive growth coach" in these relationships and I value this role as critical for self-care.
Post Masters I earned a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Psychology that was focused on CBT. Throughout my years of practicing I have utilized tools of CBT in various settings and for many presenting issues.