About My Clients
Many of my clients come to therapy stuck in the same patterns, unsure how to break the cycle but knowing they want to make a change. I help my clients understand where these patterns come from, how these patterns served them in the past, and empower them to shed those parts they have outgrown. I collaborate with my clients to integrate their past experiences with greater bodily and emotional awareness in order to make choices with agency and authentic presence.
My Background and Approach
Using cognitive behavioral therapy, emphasis will be placed on helping you learn to be your own therapists. Through in session interventions/exercises and homework exercises (to be completed between sessions) we will develop coping strategies, to change your own thinking, problematic emotions, and behavior. One of our goals for treatment is to equip you with different tools and techniques that specifically work for you. We will also work to develop access to discreet exercises that can quickly create relief at any time. We'll address what's going on in your brain when you feel anxious and how to get in touch with different parts of your brain to find relief. CBT emphasizes current thoughts, emotions, and behavior. The primary focus is moving forward in time to develop more effective ways of coping with life.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
We'll work collaboratively to study patterns and trends in your thinking and gain/re-gain control over your body and thoughts. We'll discuss and plan what happens to your body when fear takes over (i.e. anxiety or panic attacks) so you can learn how to quickly calm down. Imagine you could effectively manage your stress, anxiety, and depression. How would your life be different? How would your relationships, work life, family, and your overall life experience improve?