It is my privilege to walk alongside individuals and couples as they engage in existential reflection, forgiveness, acceptance, and rebirth.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Winston Salem, NC
We meet where you are in your grieving process, and you learn to make meaning out of loss, identify ways to continue to strengthen your bond with your loved one, and reengage in life on your timeline—no one else’s. Through the integration of healing talk therapy, expressive arts, and meaning-making exercises, you are able to share your loss stories, find meaning in your loss(es), and reconstruct a life that helps you maintain continuing bonds while reconstructing your new life.
Your family of origin forms the basis of how you engage and attach to others as adults. It's key to understanding how engage with others in the present. The type of caregiver you had—attentive, insensitive, or inconsistent—influences your ability to connect with your partner. The great news: YOU CAN CHANGE! We identify your relational dance and move on to help you grown into each other safely and happily by replacing negative feedback loops with positive feedback loops.
Newly wed blues, new baby news, work-life balance, financial security, early childhood trauma, in-laws, grief, and communication are just a sampling of the many troubles couples face. When the bond between two people is secure, the problems may seem less daunting, more manageable. Life-long fears of abandonment, dependency, or intimacy can make it feel impossible! I can can help you understand your attachment style and grow new and meaningful ways to connect with each other.
My journey into depth psychotherapy began during my undergraduate studies in German, Psychology, and Sociology, continued with my doctoral work in German, Jewish, and Scandinavian Studies, and expanded with my master’s work in counseling. My work is based on the principles of transpersonal psychology, Eastern and Western philosophies, thanatology, gender studies, and attachment theory.
You will find a safe space to explore in your darkest and brightest of hours. For four years, I have had the privilege of walking alongside people on their cancer and grief journeys—from diagnosis to treatment to survivorship and beyond. From them, I have learned how people navigate life within an existential crisis. My own struggles, analysis, training, and growth allow me to be fully present with you.
I am credentialed in the Science and Practice of Wellbeing. Without judgement, I meet you where you are—wherever you are—and encourage you to expand your ideas of how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily living to improve your wellbeing. We collaborate to help you discover your strengths through reconstructing meaning in life, enhancing personal cultivation, and engaging in evidence-based techniques and practices that reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.