The act of doing therapy is a bit like tending to a garden; it takes diligence and care to achieve growth! It sounds challenging I know, but the outcomes and successes of working on yourself and your relationships far outweigh the negatives. All of us have gardens that need occasional weeding and replanting, and when we’re not attending to these important details, or taking care of ourselves, we can experience feelings of depression, anxiety, restlessness and frustration.
In choosing to work with me, I will guide and encourage you by providing the necessary tools and resources that allow you to create a healthy and bountiful garden of your own. Counseling is a joint effort which cannot be successful without both of our commitment, hard work and courage. I believe therapy provides a place to explore thoughts and feelings about relationships in your life as well as your relationship with yourself. Therapy also allows you the opportunity to practice new ways of interacting with others in a safe and trusting atmosphere where you are not judged or criticized.
I provide therapy for adolescents, adults, couples and families. I specialize in working with trauma and violence in relationships. I also work frequently with partners of trauma survivors. Additionally I offer six on-going groups for women who have experienced childhood abuse, have been assaulted or have experienced/ or are experiencing violence in relationships; this includes emotional, physical and sexual trauma, intimidation and fear, which all profoundly affect a person’s body, soul and livelihood.