I offer therapy to help women cope with, heal from, and grow beyond the struggles of midlife so they can lead a fuller, better life.
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Cognitive behavioral therapy states that how you think influences how you behave. If you think anxious thoughts, your actions will express those anxious thoughts. CBT is proven by research to be a leading treatment for anxiety. In my work, I will usually start by our identifying CBT-based skills to help alleviate anxiety in the moment as well as the role anxiety plays in the bigger picture of your life. I use CBT with of psychodynamic psychotherapy and EMDR as a holistic approach.
Relational therapy posits that satisfying relationships are necessary for your well-being. The therapeutic relationship we share is seen as a mirror that is reflective of your relationships outside of the therapy space. We examine our dynamics in the therapy space and work together to help you gain more awareness and connect patterns that may be negatively and positively affecting your relationships, including with yourself.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy is a therapeutic treatment modality that is used to help you gain insight into your "autopilot" patterns of behavior and relationships by connecting experiences in your past to how you think and act "out there in the world" today. Psychodynamic psychotherapy is when we have conversations to help to work through those defining past experiences with the goal of your gaining understanding as to what is not serving you and make those changes to live a healthier life.
EMDR is an evidence based therapeutic modality used to treat anxiety, depression and trauma. Here is a link to a You Tube video that provides an easy to understand introduction to EMDR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pkfln-ZtWeY
It can feel overwhelming to look at the darkness you need to travel through in order to get to the other side. All those layers from your past can feel like lead, yet you’re afraid to know a life without them weighing you down. You may be feeling anxious and conflicted about going down this road. However, there’s that part of you whose true self is ready to emerge. Deep down, underneath all those layers, you are ready to flourish.
A spiritual awakening often begins subsequent to a significant life event, but not always. Some examples of events that may prompt your spiritual awakening are the death of a parent, divorce or perimenopause /menopause. Significant life transitions like these at this time in your life can spark deep existential questions. In your quest for answers, it becomes necessary for you to get to the root of who you are, the barriers that block you and how you want to live your life going forward.
For women in their 50s, now is the time for you to understand who you are, find your truth and live authentically. Building on the foundation of your strengths and discovering new skills to soothe, support and ground yourself are an important part of our work. Let’s walk through the dark night of your spiritual awakening together so you can connect more deeply to your purpose, higher self, physical health, spirituality and emotional well-being.