I work with children, adolescents, adults and couples. I see clients virtually & in person. I accept insurance and private pay clients.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Boca Raton, FL
Anxiety and depression underly many conditions and are symptoms of a "root cause" concern. Addressing the current challenges and root causes, provides a more holistic deep healing approach for lasting results.
As a neurodiversity affirming therapist I highlight my clients strengths & respect the diverse ways in which their brains functions. I work hard to actively reduce the stigma neurodivergent individuals face and advocate promoting inclusivity for all. I teach food mood psychology and share that a gluten free diet may improve mood greatly.
I help my neurodivergent clients improve their executive functioning, like working memory, organizational skills, moving from task to task, focus and attention with mindfulness cognitive behavioral therapies blended with food mood psychology. For example, Omega 3 fatty acids support brain functioning and can improve attention and concentration. What about L-Theanine? Found in tea, can actually have a calming effect and reduce hyperactivity or impulsivity.
ACT & DBT both share in common foundational principles of mindfulness. Both therapies address acceptance, while ACT promotes "value-driven" actions. I have clients do a "value inventory" of various areas of their life. This can be eye-opening for clients to see that their actions do not always align with their values, causing them to dig for deeper understanding. From that understanding sprouts growth and healing for lasting, meaningful changes.
Not only do I specialize in mindful interventions, I practice being a mindful therapist in every session, being fully present in the moment. My clients share that they are able to use the skills they've learned in times of great stress to sooth their mind and body. Scientific research shows benefits like reduced stress & anxiety, improved mood regulation, enhanced focus & attention, and an increased overall well-being.
I use a holistic, integrative approach, considering the whole person, and the interconnectedness of the mind, body & spirit. I uniquely tailor sessions blending evidence-based practices, including psychodynamic principles complimented with food mood psychology inspired by functional medicine, to address both root causes and current challenges.