Whether your relationship is in crisis, or you just want to make it stronger, I can help! Through our work together, we will identify the cycles that have left you feeling disconnected, alone and frustrated. I will teach you new ways to respond to one another, which will help you feel closer, better understood and loved.
Studies have shown that some couples wait years while experiencing hurt and disappointment until finally deciding to seek professional help. Hope can run out and the risks are huge! Resentments will pile up and before you know it, the distance between you and your partner will take its toll. Give each other the gift of hope by reinvesting in your most important relationship.
If you are struggling with depression, or anxiety, having a difficult time navigating an important relationship, going through a significant life change or loss, questioning your career path, or simply trying to figure out how to find joy again, I am here to support and guide you through that process. Through a combination of support and challenge, I can help you unlock the areas of your life that feel stuck and empower you to create your best life yet!
Family life can feel chaotic and overwhelming. Whether you’re a family with young children or a family who’s facing specific changes or hardships, I can guide you towards growth and healing. My approach is gentle yet direct. Nurturing yet structured.
Our relationships with family greatly influence and inform our individual experiences. Research and theory have shown that mental illness and family problems are best treated in the context of relationships. I apply a holistic perspective to therapy; a primary concern with the overall, long-term well-being of individuals and their families.
Late Adolescent and Teenage Girls
I have a particular interest in working with young women. They hold a special place in my heart. With the many pressures that are placed upon girls (to be beautiful, successful, well-educated etc.) it comes as no surprise, that they have feelings of such hopelessness and despair.
Many parents feel they no longer have control over their children and find themselves arguing regularly about issues such as: failing grades, disrespectful attitudes, truancy, house rules, self injurious behaviors and drug and alcohol use. I understand how stressful this can be, especially when everything you’ve tried only seems to push your child further away.
It’s not easy growing up! It most certainly is not easy being a parent! I will equip your child with the skills they need to feel safe, empowered and independent, all while helping them develop a deeper sense of connection at home.
Mothers: Expectant, Postpartum and Beyond!
Through extensive trainings and experiences I have grown passionate about working with mother, baby and their immediate family. In addition to being a therapist I have had the honor of joining women during the process of labor and delivery as a certified birth doula. While working as a doula I volunteered my services to military families through the Operation Special Delivery program, which provided emotional and physical support for women whose spouses were deployed.
With my assistance, you will learn new ways to successfully manage the transitions and emotions that come with motherhood. Whether it’s a bout of the “baby blues” or something more serious like postpartum depression or anxiety, together we can explore the various avenues of treatment so that healing can begin.
Do the following symptoms sound familiar? These symptoms might indicate that you have a form of perinatal mood or anxiety disorder, such as postpartum depression. While some mild mood changes during or after the birth of a child is very common, 15 to 20% of women experience more significant symptoms of depression or anxiety. Please know that with professional help you can prevent these symptoms from worsening and can fully recovery. You are not alone.
- Feeling sad or depressed
- Feeling more irritable or angry with those around you
- Having difficulty bonding with your baby
- Feeling anxious or panicky
- Having problems with eating or sleeping
- Having upsetting thoughts that you can’t get out of your mind
- Feeling as though you are “out of control” or “crazy”
- Feeling like you never should have become a mother
- Worried that you might hurt your baby or yourself
Take a free self-assessment for postpartum depression by CLICKING HERE.