Accepting New Clients (1/5/22)! Take control over anxiety + negative self-talk with a self-compassion specialist dedicated to your healing.
Clinical Social Worker in Boulder, CO
At the cornerstone of my practice is a focus on progress. My goal is never for clients to rely on me- it is to help them feel more comfortable relying on themselves! I utilize a solution-focused approach to help clients identify what is standing in their way, their primary values/goals, and break down options for moving forward. When we are feeling overwhelmed, some decisions or "next steps" may feel impossible- but you do not have to navigate them alone.
Do you feel unable to control internal judgement and negative self-talk? Are you tired of carrying guilt and shame? It's clear that how we feel about ourselves impacts all aspects of our lives, and I can help you mend that relationship. As a Certified Shame-Informed Treatment Specialist (CSTS), I am aware how powerful our past experiences and perceptions are in shaping our self-image. Whether you experienced unhealthy family dynamics, trauma, or self-acceptance difficulties- I can help.
Stress may result from an unhealthy work environment or relationship. It may develop due to big life changes -starting college, becoming a parent, moving, losing a partner/ friend/ spouse- or feeling stuck. As we navigate a pandemic, job loss, isolation and huge situational changes- I know stress is building for many. If you feel overwhelmed, lets create a plan to address what you are facing. I am trained in Problem-Solving Therapy, solution-focused approaches and offer empowering support.
CBT has long been considered the "gold standard" of treatment for anxiety, depression and stress. I have found it very beneficial in my work to help people see how their past experiences, what other's have told them and what they've told themselves has impacted the lens through which they see the world and themselves. Increasing our awareness of our negative thoughts and core beliefs can be incredibly rewarding, especially when we feel empowered to replace those thoughts with truth.
Person-centered treatment is how I show up to our sessions, leaving behind the unequal/uncomfortable dynamic of therapists being "experts" and instead acknowledging that no one knows the strengths, experiences, goals or learning style better than the client themselves. I utilize my skillset to empower you in the change you seek and feel a healthy, genuine therapeutic relationship is the key to real growth in therapy.
Mindfulness can be the difference between a panic attack that lasts 3 minutes or 3 hours, it can be what allows us to acknowledge how we have hurt others or how being hurt has impacted our view of ourselves, and it can help us tune into where we are versus where we want to be. I teach mindfulness skills -ranging from meditation practices to setting daily routines/intentions- to decrease stress, increase our awareness of our emotions and live in a more present way.
Anxiety and panic love to take control over our thoughts and can greatly impact our happiness, relationships, sleep and functioning. It can show up as a negative loop of thinking that is hard to break out of or leave you feeling worried/ stuck in the "what ifs" all day or night. But, did you know that we understand where anxiety comes from in the brain and how to control it more than any other mental health diagnosis? I empower clients to take control over their anxiety by teaching what
Relationships are complex and the way we interact with those closest to us can be impacted by stress, grief, substance use, judgement, distance and unique events. I help individuals identify their needs/wants, tune into their inner-voice, decide what boundaries are healthy to put in place, and understand the role that they play in conflicted interactions.