Everyone has a life journey to embark on with joys and challenges, I am not an exception to this rule. I have experienced anxiety, panic, depression, and postpartum depression and anxiety. Each one has been a teacher for me. I have learned new ways of being and relating to myself, my emotions, and those around me. I am always actively working to improve my emotional and physical well-being, I need to do this for myself, my family, and my clients. I have experienced or actively utilize all the techniques I use to serve my clients. I practice meditation, yoga, and take care of my own emotional needs. I strive to be a humble and approachable therapist with whom my clients will feel safe, comfortable, and at ease.
When it comes to healing, I believe the most curative factor in therapy comes from the therapeutic relationship. I like to call this, “The love in the room.” It is true that someone may be an expert in any area, but if you don’t like your therapist…making life changes will be difficult. My approach is always client directed. The client is the expert on themselves and their lives. While I may offer education, I trust the client’s ability to know what is appropriate to implement into their lives. Further, I believe that we all have the strength and resources within us to heal ourselves.
I use the following tools to help clear emotional trauma and improve overall functioning:
- Client-centered Therapy
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or Tapping)
- Yoga, Mindfulness, and Breathwork
I understand that seeking help from a therapist is a difficult thing to do. Allowing ourselves to be vulnerable in this way is often terrifying. However, the growth potential to those who do reach out is immeasurable. Tools like Brainspotting, Emotional Freedom Technique, and Yoga can work quickly and effortlessly to alleviate intense pain and suffering. Participating psychotherapy is not for the faint of heart, it is for the courageous who have a burning desire to improve and expand their lives. Change and healing takes work. Yet, I believe, we all have the courage and the spark to evolve and advance; it just needs to be uncovered.