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I offer a safe, healing environment to explore the issues in your life that you want to change. If you are tired of struggling alone, or don’t where to begin, I encourage you to reach out. I welcome you with an open heart and honor being part of this journey to wholeness. Together, we can decide what processes might be most helpful in making the changes you want. My approach to therapy is embodied and holistic. In addition to just talking about issues, you will learn powerful techniques using guided imagery, breath, hypnotherapy, and mindfulness to help you regulate emotions and create new patterns in life.
Trauma or chronic stress in childhood has lifelong effects on physical and emotional well-being. The Adverse Childhood Experiences study showed that nearly two thirds of adults in the United States have experienced at least one risk factor. High ACE scores cause adult onset of chronic disease, such as cancer and heart disease, as well as mental illness, violence and being a victim of violence. Clearly, it is important that we heal these childhood wounds. Psychotherapy is a vital part of this process.
I work with my clients to evaluate all areas of their life and see where balance needs to be restored. More and more research is coming out confirming that lifestyle changes such as exercise, time in nature, whole foods, mindfulness and gratitude practices are very effective at promoting well being and treating mental or emotional illness.
At different points in our lifetime, we will be faced with a crisis and it may feel like our life is crumbling. The event could be an illness, divorce, job loss, or something we perceive to be positive such as a marriage or birth of a child. On the other side of this event, however, the old ways of being no longer work. We can feel very disoriented and confused about how to proceed. Some people are not able to regain their footing, and others use the opportunity to find meaning in the event and its aftermath and grow in new ways. Having support and the skills to tolerate the uncertainty and find a new equilibrium can turn this crisis into an initiation into a new way of being. Having been though a number of these initiations, I am honored to walk with you through yours.