Those who seek therapy are often initially motivated to do so as a result of experiencing a sense of overwhelm in their mind/body system. This "overwhelm" can manifest as depression, anxiety, stuck cognitive, emotional, behavioral and physiological processing, as well as addictions, compulsions and ruminations. It is human nature to orient toward a balanced state. When it is clear what once served us is no longer helpful, we are often more open to learning and implementing new ways of caring for ourselves.
I work with adolescents and adults who cope with a wide range of mental health challenges. Maladaptive coping strategies are often developed by individuals as a result of trauma. Self deprecation, addiction, limited insight and dissociation from self and others are among the many ways dysfunctional coping can be expressed and become habitual.
We are all comprised of a multitude of conscious and unconscious beliefs that shape our emotional and physical well-being. Helping people learn to calm their nervous system and feel safe in their body is the foundation from which I work with individuals. Once this is established, the unfolding of belief structures can be observed and experienced with a greater sense of openness and ease, laying the ground work for transformative emotional experiences to occur through the implementation of appropriate therapeutic modalities.