I am listening……….
We all have a need for relief from everyday chaos and larger life issues. Some people have networks of support, others do not. We all find a way to relieve these stresses. Having someone to listen who is truly present is often healing and helpful in keeping a positive direction in our lives.
Issues that I focus on include the following: Women’s Wellness,
Divorce & Separation,
Mind-Body Health, and
Mindfulness - When we become “aware” we can awaken to the truth of our situation. Buddhist philosophies rely on inner/self-control and calm reactions to external pressures.
EMDR- (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)- A treatment using a bilateral stimulus to aid in the processing of trauma.
DBT -(Dialectical Behavior Therapy)- A cognitive-behavioral treatment that teaches skill of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.
Sound Therapy- Use of music, 30 min intervals, various relaxation techniques proven to change mental patterns.
Group Therapy- Limited space. Interpersonal commitment/confidential.
Family Therapy- At times family therapy is necessary and examines patterns. In families the heart of dependencies that exist or do not exist are examined.
Reality Therapy- Based on work of William Glasser and choice therapy. We look at components of freedom, fun, power and belonging as well as internal and external controls in managing our lives.
Cognitive-Behavior Therapy - Deep and unconscious thought patterns without being examined can often lead to mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and/or low self-esteem. Changing our thoughts can change our actions which in turn changes reactions around us.
Narrative Therapy - Other times our healing requires telling our stories which creates distance (instead of commitments) “narratives” from our problems in order to re-author or remember our life commitments.
Childhood and Our Essence - My highly successful approach to healing through remembering pieces of ourselves through re-examining several periods of our lives, including our most core childhood self.