I provide psychotherapy and counseling with Individuals, Couples and Families dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship challenges, Family difficulties, body and health obstacles, addiction and trauma. I specialize in Somatic work with an emphasis on Developmental trauma.
When you find yourself facing obstacles that appear to be blocking you from your goals, you may need some support to avoid getting discouraged. It can be easy to feel “stuck” or that “life” is creating circumstances preventing you from getting what you want. Sometimes these challenges surface around career, work, money, and health. I will provide you with tools to help you dismantle these blocks so that you can achieve your dreams.
In Spiritual Psychology, healing and wellness occur through focus on the whole person. Using this treatment paradigm I consider the total of all levels of a person’s experience:Physical, mental, emotional and Spiritual. The spiritual realm is different from a specific religious dogma, in that it includes any experience that gives a sense of purpose and meaning and incorporates connection with a larger force to help you connect to your true and authentic self.
“Trauma symptoms are not caused by the event itself. They arise when the activation, mobilized to meet an extreme or life threatening event, is not fully discharged and integrated. This energy remains trapped in the nervous system where it can wreak havoc on our bodies and minds”….. Peter Levine
The symptoms of trauma are the result of a highly activated incomplete biological response to threat, frozen in time. By enabling this frozen response to thaw, move ahead in time and then complete, trauma can be healed. Through this process, I will help you regulate your nervous system to thwart symptoms and empower you to develop your own natural ability to rebound after disturbing events.
Regardless of your particular needs or area of challenge, it takes great courage to really sit with our feelings, allowing ourselves to surrender to their intense effects. All too often we set our feelings aside, thinking we will deal with them later. Unfortunately, if we don’t deal with them, we end up storing them in our minds and bodies and this is when anxiety and other health issues can arise. Using an eclectic approach I will honor your process and can help you navigate through these feelings to provide you with relief and support to transform the life you want and deserve.