We will build tolerance for big emotions so they do not consume you. You will develop confidence and trust that you will not get lost in your emotions. We will identify your needs and values as it pertains to your loss. We will honor what is lost through finding meaning and continued purpose in your life.
OMG Burnout! We are hearing so much about it and I am thrilled. Lets talk about it and keep talking about it, how to notice it and recover while maintaining balance to prevent it. I have attended training by Emily Nagoski and adore her books on burnout and sexual health. I assist clients in identifying their unmet needs, use science to "complete the stress cycle," and use tools to stay balanced so we don't repeatedly get burnout.
I teach clients to get unhooked from anxiety in order to behave in a way that is aligned with values, using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (an evidenced-based approach). Grounded in the belief that emotions are not a problem, we will explore your reactions to emotions that cause unnecessary suffering. I help clients clarify their values and identify larger life goals or passions, so they can prioritize what really matters.
Being a member of the ACBS keeps me connected to other ACT therapist as well as guidance in providing ACT therapies effectively and updates within the ACT model. I also engage in group consultation, self reflection, and continued education throughout the year.
My graduate program at the University of San Francisco was heavily influenced by CBT. I use CBT loosely with limited homework. I do not provide traditional CBT but rather use CBT lessons to provide education and tools to client's stuck in behavior they wish to change.
I have over 13 years of experience helping people through trauma. More significantly, I have experienced several trauma's myself, including the sudden death of my brother and pregnancy loss. Healing from my own experience with trauma with the help of my own therapist, I know it is possible to feel whole again. I have taken many trainings over the years with David Kessler and others.
We cannot rush through this transition into parenthood and our society certainly doesn’t help. There are many losses and gains when becoming a parent. We will acknowledge and explore them with grounding and acceptance. You will learn real self-care by asserting your needs and setting healthy boundaries.