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  • Anxiety disorders (generalized and/or social anxiety, panic attacks, perfectionism, OCD, "Pure 'O'" OCD, etc.)

  • Shame, guilt, and vulnerability struggles (low self-esteem, low self-worth)

  • Eating disorders (body image, relationship with food, anxiety surrounding eating, etc.) and disordered eating struggles (weight stigma and bias, diet culture, food fear, etc.) 

  • Personal growth issues (adolescence, identity development, performance stress, life-related transitional stress)

  • Grief, loss, anticipatory and ambiguous loss, and bereavement

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Individual therapy is the one-on-one setting where you and I will work together on your therapeutic goals and needs. AKA… This is where we roll up our sleeves and dig in!

 

My therapy with you is founded on creating a safe, grounding space for you to work on your most authentic, whole, and healthy self. Because therapy is founded on a relationship, I take a holistic, active, and relational approach with the work we’ll do, focused on mindfulness and self-discovery. With these approaches, we will integrate your external and internal worlds, making connections to understand your mental, emotional, social, and physical (and for some, spiritual) well-being, and how they all work together in times of peace and struggle.

 

My intention as your therapist is to support you in becoming more aware of your emotions, thoughts, sensations, and behaviors using process-oriented, mindfulness techniques, experiential activities, and minor somatic exercises (such as breath work, intentional movement, and experiential exercises). As you and I build an awareness of these elements, what we will also uncover are coping methods you use to manage stress and survive that are no longer serving you, but rather they leave you feeling isolated, numb, overwhelmed, and stuck. Of course, we won’t just stop there, but work together to empower you to make changes that help you reconnect to yourself (your needs, your sensations, your feelings), strengthening your resilience and improve your tolerance for future distressing elements and circumstances.

 

The purpose of this method is to reconnect your senses and yourself on all levels in a safe and therapeutic environment to strengthen your resilience and improve your tolerance for future distressing circumstances and elements. I believe by honoring and joining our body and mind, we can feel more in control, at peace, and create lasting change.

I enjoy taking a playful and creative approach to therapy, welcoming your unique interests and methods of learning and connecting into the counseling journey (music, art, etc.). This can include incorporating your favorite music, your hobbies, your talents, and other ways that allow you to best express yourself and your personal experience in this world.

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A way of working together that invites you to have a new experience of yourself. This can include:

Expressing and airing repressed emotions (sadness, anger, hurt, shame, grief, etc.)

Increasing your self-awareness

Practicing interpersonal skills (such as boundary-setting and assertiveness)

Healing past traumas using the power of your imagination and creativity

In individual counseling, we are cooperating with one another to clarify what our focus is, and how to best accomplish your personal goals for therapy. Working closely together, we can achieve your aims of healing and personal growth.

I also offer collaboration with other professionals that support you in your healing. including doctors, psychiatrists, spiritual leaders, teachers, and many more.

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The working therapeutic relationship that we have together, and our connection, is of utmost importance. I value your input about how you feel about working together and our working dynamic.

I provide individualized therapeutic services for adolescents (12-18) and adults (19+) across the lifespan. Within individual therapy I offer relationship therapy, which looks like therapy with your significant other, your friend, your roommate, even your parent. Relationship therapy is offered to enhance individualized support that is cultivated and addressed in individual therapy.

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Welcome to the therapy space! The large window overlooks full trees and provides an abundance of bright, natural light. There is plenty of seating for you to choose from to get comfortable, and lighting is kept low to create a calming effect. 

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