I work with adolescents (15 and above) and adults of any age on a variety of issues. Some of the issues clients bring are: Co-dependency, developmental issues, self esteem, family problems, parenting challenges, divorce, school concerns, depression and anxiety. Often clients come in feeling stuck, helpless and overwhelmed . Most often problems are complex and involve many areas of your life. In this one to one setting we can build a rapport quickly to get to the root of the problem. Understanding the root and the various components, helps me educate, provide tools and support you in working toward the solution.
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitizaton and Reprocessing. It is a specific tool that I use to help clients understand how their past experiences can affect thoughts and emotions today. We as people, decide things about ourselves all along our developmental path and those thoughts get locked into what we believe about ourselves and the world around us. This technique helps to gently highlight the negative beliefs and emotions and reprocess them in a more positive way. It can be especially helpful in dealing with lifelong negative beliefs and Trauma recovery. Learn more here: www.emdria.org
Relationship Recovery Counseling
Perhaps you find yourself in a relationship that feels imbalanced. It began nicely enough, but over time you find some or all of the following: your partner is often irritable, blames you for his/her outbursts or actions, is angry, unpredictable, very intense, does not recognize your feelings or views as valid, does not express warmth or empathy, controlling, manipulative, silent and uncommunitive, demanding or argumentative, very nice to the outside world but shows another side only to you, competitive, sullen, jealous, quick to put you down, critical, explosive, hostile, unexpressive of his/her feelings. This kind of relationship can be crazy making and leaves you feeling that you can not trust your judgement or feelings. Our work together would be educating you on the origins of these behaviors and teaching coping skills to deal with the fallout from this experience.
Supervision for Interns
I believe that as a supervisor, I have three roles to play; that of teacher, counselor and consultant. As teacher, I will provide information and instruct on specific techniques or rules and regulations. As counselor, I will help supervisees in identifying their own difficult spots or countertransference process. And as consultant, I will offer supportive guidance that will eventually develop into a peer relationship.
Integrative Medicine for Mental Health
Integrative medicine is an approach to care that puts the client at the center and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a person’s health. Employing a personalized strategy that considers the client’s unique conditions, needs and circumstances, it uses the most appropriate interventions from an array of disciplines to heal illness and disease and help people regain and maintain optimum health.