I'm an Anxiety Specialist who loves helping clients overcome symptoms and heal the relationship with themselves.
Clinical Social Worker in Boulder, CO
Anxiety absolutely sucks, but it doesn't get to take over your life. Whether you're struggling with sleep, social situations, constantly feeling overwhelmed, or fixated on a specific worry- I can help. Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and self-compassion- I empower clients to take back control by teaching where anxiety comes from, which tools it responds best to, and identifying life situations that may be increasing its presence in your life.
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.
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.
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.
Let's face it, the world we live in feels increasingly overwhelming and that's a layer of stress added on top of what we are all facing personally. Fatigue and burnout can take a big toll on our happiness, and if you sprinkle in some imposter syndrome or grief- it can truly feel like too much to hold. I offer space to acknowledge and honor all that you are holding, tools to navigate the emotions attached, and a collaborative plan for moving forward that acknowledges your humanness.
Does it feel like the negative voice in your mind just keeps getting louder? 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. I incorporate self-compassion, mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to increase self-kindness, identify hurtful thinking patterns, heal past wounds, and decrease self-doubt.
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.
You know your brain and what aspects of your life feel most difficult better than anyone. Utilizing your unique knowledge, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)- I help clients pinpoint aspects of their environment that are helpful and harmful for their success, thoughts that get in the way of forward progress, strategies for improving executive functioning, and helpful tools for self-regulation.
Our feelings about ourselves, our past experiences, stress, and trauma are all major factors in how we are able to show up in our relationships. When we consider that the people we are interacting with are just as complex, it makes sense that things don't always go as planned. I empower clients to set healthier boundaries, explore how factors -such as attachment styles- impact their presence in relationships, and recognize unhelpful thinking styles/beliefs that may no longer serve them with CBT.
As a shame-informed therapist, Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP), and Integrative Somatic Parts therapist- I'm uniquely equipped to help you heal your relationship with yourself and regain control over the part of your brain making you feel on-alert, anxious, and stuck. We will also acknowledge where this distress is being held in your body and increase awareness of patterns, habits, or stories that are both helpful and harmful towards your healing.
I have come to deeply appreciate that in order to adjust our thinking, we must acknowledge that our distress and symptoms are often expressed through feelings, and that feelings are held and felt in our bodies. Through my work with Integrative Somatic Parts, I help empower clients to explore where they are holding stress in their nervous system, strengthen their mind-body connection, and increase awareness of patterns, habits, or stories that are both helpful and harmful in their lives.