INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

At some point in our lives, we may feel stuck or face certain challenges. Sometimes we know exactly what’s wrong and other times we have the nagging sense that something feels “off.” Getting support from somebody on the outside can help you to understand more clearly what’s going on and create new ways to think about yourself and your relationships with others. By uncovering the obstacles holding you back, you can learn to make better choices, turn goals into realities, and find a greater sense of peace in the day-to-day.

I work with people on a wide array of issues, including depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship difficulties, parenting, family building, identify formation, grief, and loss.  

Self-Esteem & Self Worth

One of the most profound determinants of how we experience our lives is how we feel about ourselves–our sense of worthiness. We live with ourselves day in and day out—and the story about ourselves and our lives that we create as we go. You are not alone if you have low self-esteem (it is one of the most common underlying issues we see), but it doesn’t have to be that way. Through the lens of self-loathing, everything is bleak—not even successes, love and closeness with others can be fully enjoyed. Shame and lack of self worth can prevent full connection and the ability to be open and free. Developing self-esteem and self worth provides resilience when you make mistakes or get hurt in relationships.

Anxious?

If you are tormented by anxiety, you are not alone. Anxiety is one of the most common struggles. It is also incredibly treatable. Whether you suffer from panic attacks, stress, chronic tension, OCD, phobias, social anxiety, fear of public speaking, agoraphobia, or chronic butterflies, anxiety can be crippling and pervasively affect your life experience and quality of life. Resolving one’s anxious feelings not only brings peace and clarity, but frees up wasted energy that can then be put toward creating the life you want. 

Grief & Loss

Grief and loss are a fundamental part of life and a shared human experience that connects us all. Everyone grieves in a different way and it is important to make space for your natural experience–letting the body do what it naturally wants to do with the pain without getting in the way of it.  The problem is that most of us do try to block our sadness or distract from the feeling of loss, whether it is an acute loss of a loved one through death or illness, or the losses of we accumulate throughout life but sometimes never seem to get over–such an not having had parents who could care for us well.

One important aspect of loss to remember is that one loss triggers them all.  It is as though loss is all stored in one psychological bucket, so if you tap into that place in you, you are grieving every loss that has happened to you and still needs to be processed.  The advantage of this is that you have an opportunity to more deeply heal things you had partially moved past but are still underlying.

Need Some Support in Parenting?  

From the profound experience of pregnancy, birth, and the array of postpartum feelings, sometimes including the heart-wrenching experience of Postpartum Depression, to the exciting and wondrous years of parenting to follow, parenting is one of life’s greatest opportunities to grow. Out of love for our children and desire to give them our best, we are inspired to work on ourselves and look at our issues and hidden suffering to avoid passing those pains through the generations. Parenting brings up the places within us that need our attention and care by challenging us in ways nothing else can.

In addition to looking at our personal issues that affect parenting, sometimes we need advice and insight into how to handle the complex and incredibly important situations that arise with our children.