What You Can Expect

I provide a variety of services tailored to fit your needs. It is my goal to create a safe, supportive,and non judgmental space that embraces authenticity, celebrates individuality, and encourages you to step outside of your comfort zone towards a more fulfilling life.

 
 

individual therapy

I specialize in the following treatment areas:

  • Anxiety/Depression

  • Trauma/Abuse/PTSD

  • Stress/Life Transitions

  • Relationship issues

  • Women’s Issues

  • Adolescent Issues

  • Multicultural issues

  • Bullying

  • Self Esteem/Identity

  • Body Image

 

Couples therapy

Ask anyone and they will tell you relationships are hard work or at least they aren’t as easy and effortless as society would like us to believe. Overtime, breakdowns in communication and subsequently, increased conflict can leave couples feeling stagnant. Perhaps you are left feeling unheard, misunderstood and frustrated. Or maybe you feel distant and checked out, like you’ve lost part of yourself somewhere along the way or like the spark that once existed has faded and now you are merely existing as two separate people in a shared space. Quite possibly, none of these describe your current situation and you have a solid relationship and you just need a tune-up to make sure that you are handling disagreements appropriately and responding effectively to your partners needs. Whatever it is that may bring you to seek couples therapy, we can work together to provide you the tools to recognize potentially destructive patterns, improve communication and problem solving and overall develop a healthier, more satisfying and revitalized relationship.

 

EMDR

When a traumatic event occurs, the associated thoughts, feelings, and sensations can be stored in a way that is easily reactivated by things that exist in the present moment that remind us of that memory. When this occurs, it can feel as though that traumatic event is currently happening all over again or is about to happen. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing utilizes eye movements to alter the way in which traumatic memories are stored in the brain. Instead of experiencing the memory as if it is happening in the present, the brain is able to recognize the event as something that has occurred in the past and the person is able to remain present and react to what is happening currently. EMDR has been used with a variety of presenting issues and is one of the most researched methods of modern therapy.

EMDR may help with the following:

  • Panic Attacks

  • Trauma/Abuse/PTSD

  • Performance Anxiety

  • Complicated grief

  • Body image issues

  • Phobias

  • Disturbing memories