Clinical Areas of Expertise
Life Adjustments (divorce, moves, and other life events)
Mood (depression, anxiety)
Trauma, Interpersonal Trauma, Grief and Loss (sexual, emotional or physical abuse, family conflict, friendship breakups, romantic relationship breakups, divorce, separations)
Diversity (Race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, sexuality, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, age)
Interpersonal Conflicts (familial, friendship, romantic relationship, peer and work relationships)
Academic Issues (college, graduate school, professional school)
Mind/Body Balance (illness, physical and emotional health)
Individual psychotherapy can be beneficial in a number of different ways. Engaging in psychotherapy can help one to obtain greater self understanding and provide insight into one's relationships with others. In addition, psychotherapy can provide support of emotional experiences such as coping with depression and anxiety. Psychotherapy is valuable in incorporating physical and emotional wellness and helping one re-balance.
I find group psychotherapy to be a useful resource to gain additional support and skills. I have led groups in the areas of Diversity (i.e., Women’s, Racial/Ethnicity), Sexuality Support and Exploration Group (LGBT), Relationship Building Groups, Eating Disorders Groups, Grief and Loss Groups and Coping with an Illness Groups. Because needs continue to grow in the area of group psychotherapy, the list of focused therapy groups continues to grow. Check back for updates on new group offerings.
Energy psychology addresses the relationship of energy systems to emotion, cognition, behavior and health. Energy Psychology involves stimulating several human bio-energy systems including meridians, chakras and biofields. Energy Psychology has been shown to improve multiple issues. Using the body as an instrument of biofeedback (via muscle testing), individuals are able to not only balance out their body’s energy system but also find answers to unmet goals and life conflicts. Below are a few areas that Energy Psychology can be beneficial.
Reduce anxiety, depression, phobias, pain
Heal trauma, including post-traumatic stress
Overcome limiting beliefs (regarding relationships, finances, etc.)
Enhance performance (sports, school, business and the arts)
Stress Management Interventions
I utilize emWave biofeedback software,which is a scientifically validated system that teaches techniques to help you create an optimal state in which the heart, mind and emotions are operating in-sync and balanced. The software displays heart rhythm patterns in real time showing you when you are in a high performance state. Through biofeedback, your heart and mind are brought into a coherent state, building resilience, increasing energy, and promoting focus, mental clarity and emotional balance.
Visualization and Imagery
Visualization exercises allow you to learn to quickly and easily relax. Visualization is the process by which you relax by picturing a relaxing scene, place, or image. Guided imagery exercises allow you to relax and make positive changes. Guided Imagery can be used to visualize positive actions, changes, or accomplishments.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Progressive Muscle Relaxation involves progressively tensing and then relaxing body muscle groups. This is a great stress management tool for anyone who tends to hold stress in their body.
Deep breathing exercises involve breathing slowly and regularly and taking sufficiently deep breaths. This intervention is a supplemental intervention used as a relaxation tool.
Mindfulness has been shown to have many benefits, including improved mood, decreased stress and increased enjoyment of life. Mindfulness is a meditative process that quiets the mind and releases physical distress.
Personalized Stress Management Plans
Curious about having a stress management routine but unsure where to start? Make an appointment and create a stress management plan that is unique to you and your interests.
Educational workshops can be created based on individual need and request.