In the midst of winter I found there was within me, an invincible summer.
I help people to navigate some of life’s greatest challenges, such as:
- Anxiety, Panic Attacks
- Grief & Loss
- Women’s Empowerment
- Transitions in Life
- Toxic Spirituality
- Spiritual Emergence
- Chronic Illness/Pain
- Career Development
- Creative Development
- Loss of Vitality
- Relationship Issues
Current Political Events There is a lot being said about the #metoo moment we find ourselves in. The confusion and anger and pain these last several months has been palpable. Perhaps these events have brought up difficult memories for you. Perhaps you are just spitting angry and don’t know how or what do with that. Perhaps you have concerns about how to talk about what you are experiencing to friends and family this holiday season. If you have been impacted by recent events I am here to help. I have studied feminist theory and counseling. I have worked for several years in feminist organizations. I get it. Your experience and perspective will be unique but I can help you move through your pain, anger, trauma, and disillusionment to be more powerful, productive, and vital.
Depression Whether your experience of depression is situational or rooted in something much deeper, there is hope. I use my analytic approach to therapy to help you gain insight into any underlying issues that may be contributing to your depressed mood. With thoughtfulness and sensitivity we can examine the meaning of depression in your life and help you find your spark again.
Anxiety Anxiety is something that affects us all. You may have anxiety about a specific situation (a problem at work, social anxiety) or it may be more generalized and your anxiety involves deeper existential questions. Together we can explore the causes and effects of these intense emotions and look for ways to manage your anxiety and start feeling more at ease.
Spirituality Have you been through a toxic spiritual experience? Is it important for you to have a counselor who values and understands your faith? I am religiously literate and familiar with many denominations. I don’t impose my beliefs on you but rather seek to help you clarify your beliefs and the role of the divine in your life.
Personal Growth Do you want to live with more authenticity? More passion? More creativity? Maybe you don’t have a single defining “issue” but are interested in learning more about yourself and your role in the world. Your motivation is commendable and together we can expand your insight, strengthen your resiliency, and reach your goals.
Sexual Trauma Childhood sexual abuse, rape, sexual violence, and sexual harassment leave a lasting legacy in our lives. You may be experiencing depression, anxiety, hyper vigilance, disconnection with self and others, anger, shame, apathy, or confusion. My professional career began with several years working in rape crisis agencies as a counselor and advocate. Breaking your silence and reaching out for help is one of the first steps toward healing.
Chronic Illness/Pain Struggles with health and vitality can bring to the surface many issues relating to our illusion of control. We need help. Life feels diminished. We feel the loss of activities, friends, and our own sense of power. Therapy can help us adapt to the “new normal” and find ways to create a new sense of self that is authentic, nourished, and alive.
Relationships Have you heard that word ‘co-dependent’ and wonder if it applies to you? Do you hate conflict and employ maladaptive strategies to avoid it? When our relationships (be they family, partner, friends, or co-workers) are unsatisfying this affects our quality of life. We can explore your unique relational patterns and ways that you can have more fulfilling relationships.
Self-Esteem Are you always second-guessing yourself? Do your needs always come last? Does it feel like you are a ‘doormat’? Do you have an internal dialogue that is always negative and putting yourself down? This is an exhausting experience that is probably affecting many areas of your life. Together we can reinforce your sense of self and move you toward an experience of confidence and empowerment.
Life transitions Times of change can be ripe moments for psychic growth. Are you on the brink of parenthood, retirement, career change, empty-nest, downsizing, sandwiched between care-taking parents and also children? These types of ‘threshold’ experiences are rich with meaning and allow us vast opportunities for self-knowledge and growth.