I help women find meaning and fulfillment in their lives after their world's been turned upside down with grief, loss, change, and stress.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Saint Louis, MO
You're smart, successful, and have created a great life for yourself. Except, even though you're afraid to admit it, you're not really enjoying it. Not as much as you want to be, or as much as you think you should be. Everyone thinks your life is great; but you know the truth. Inside, you're a stressed out, overwhelmed, anxious mess. You're ready for peace from your busy mind, and from feeling restless and scattered, so that you can slow down enough to actually be able to enjoy your life.
With every choice we make and every change we experience (even the good and positive ones!), there's an element of grief. In other words, we are grieving, in ways big and small, all throughout our lives. But, somehow, perversely, that doesn't mean that we're actually any good at this grieving business. We often struggle to make sense of it, and we can't figure out what to do now. But you know you're ready to figure out a better way forward.
You keep trying to give everyone the benefit of the doubt, but mostly you end up just feeling angry. And alone. You’ve never needed people more, and yet here are you, feeling isolated and all alone. Grief is such a lonely place to be. You want real connection, so you can candidly share. You want to figure out how to actually manage all these overwhelming emotions that just keep coming, wave after wave after wave. You’re ready to figure out what your life can look like moving forward.
I've completed several advance trainings with the leaders of ACT, and this modality provides the foundation for my clinical work.
I am a graduate of the acclaimed Behavior Therapy Training Institute.
Mindfulness infuses a lot of the work clients I do together, as it helps boost curiosity and reduce judgment and shame.
My practice is specifically focused on working with women. Spaces where women can hold space for one another are so important, and my work is based on progressive and feminist values.