Excessive worry can be deeply distressing and severely compromise your quality of life, your ability to function, and even your physical health. Anxiety is so hard because it often feels completely consuming of your mental space. As if feeling worried was not enough in itself, anxiety tends to have a self-amplifying effect, wherein a person becomes anxious about being anxious. It can be an overwhelming and seemingly endless cycle, but with the right therapies, please know that you can learn to calm your mind and find emotional peace again. I am here to help.
Sadness and depressed feelings are normal reactions to loss or life's struggles. But when intense sadness –including feeling helpless, hopeless, and worthless – lasts for many days to weeks and keeps you from living your life, it may be something more than just sadness. Depression can feel like a dark cloud looming over your head or a mental heaviness that you just can’t shake. It can feel hard imagine experiencing the vibrancy that you once knew, and hard to reach out for help. Please know that you are making an important first step by exploring therapy. You do not have to go at this alone and it will not feel like this forever.
- Pregnancy & Postpartum Mental Health
Although we are taught to believe that welcoming a new baby is a joyous occasion, for many, the transition to parenthood can feel isolating, overwhelming, and downright scary at times. Anxiety and/or depression of this kind can affect birthing parents, co-parents, adoptive parents, and parents through third party reproduction and its onset can occur up to a year after a child joins the family. If you or someone you love feel overwhelmed, depressed, or anxious in your parenting journey, please know that you are not alone and it is not your fault. There is support available to help guide you back to health, healing, and well-being. You deserve the support.
Trauma, or the experience of a deeply disturbing event, can have long lasting physical and emotional impacts on your life. Trauma disrupts your body’s natural equilibrium, freezing you in a state of hyperarousal and fear. Long after the traumatic experience is over, a person might experience extreme anxiety or depression, or they may have ongoing problems with relationships and self-esteem. It may feel helpless to escape the grips of trauma, but with the right therapeutic interventions you can be freed from its emotional and physical holds and restore a sense of safety and control in your life. I am here to help you on your path.
- Children and Adolescents
Whether they are navigating academic pressures, social relationships, or adjusting to changes in family dynamics, growing up can come with a host of challenges, and sometimes kids need a little extra help. As a former school counselor, I gained a breadth of experience working with children and adolescents to improve their emotional expression, to build self-esteem, and to acquire age-appropriate coping skills. It is my pleasure to work with youth and their families to restore confidence and emotional well-being in school and at home.
- Work and Career
One of my passions lies in helping people to achieve their professional goals and aspirations. Often times this can involve working through emotional triggers or “blocks” that have been holding you back at work, or helping you to identify patterns that have or have not been serving you professionally. Career counseling can have many layers and involve many avenues of self-discovery. It is my privilege to assist you in discovering your work-related goals and help you to pursue your full professional potential.