Areas of Expertise
Counseling for Children and Teens
The majority of my professional experience as a counselor comes from working with children, teens, and young adults in both private practice and agency settings. Children are naturally resilient, curious, and creative which makes them excellent clients!
As we grow from childhood to adolescence our brain changes rapidly and we begin experiencing the world in different ways. This can make adolescence a confusing time, during which compassionate guidance and outside positive influence are key.
I have always been fascinated by the developmental stages of the brain and enjoy teaching both kids and parents about how to relate to themselves and each other through these sometimes tumultuous stages of growth.
Energy is science. I am passionate about helping clients understand the practical aspects of physics and how to tap into energetic potential. Intuitive development is a process just like any other type of growth. In therapy, I can teach you skills to focus your intentions and navigate these stages of development with informed compassion. Once you learn how extraordinarily powerful you are, and what you are capable of, your life will never be the same.
Stress is the leading cause of physical ailment in our country today. Anxiety is a state of ongoing fear and stress that can be both consciously and unconsciously expressed. An 'anxious state of being' becomes a habit just like anything else that is consistently practiced. This may manifest in your life as intrusive thoughts, restlessness, insomnia, rigidity, feelings of helplessness, isolation, panic attacks, impulsive behaviors, digestive issues, etc. Anxiety is common today, especially in youth, AND it is 100% treatable. As long as you are motivated to change and willing to try, I can help you discover a more peaceful and balanced version of yourself.
Intuitive. As an empath I am naturally sensitive to energy. The scientific explanation is that I was born with a highly sensitive nervous system (1 in 5 people are - that's 20% of the population). As a practitioner, I use my intuition as a skill to see past surface layers and into deeper truths with my clients. I specialize in working with sensitive clients because I understand the challenges and strengths of managing a highly attuned nervous system.
Intuition is the ability to consciously perceive subtle energy that all human beings possess to varying degrees. I enjoy working with clients on their own intuitive development and teaching skills that build confidence in intuitive abilities.
Mindfulness-Based. Mindfulness is awareness. It is the practice of learning to focus the mind and calm the body. I believe establishing a daily mindfulness practice is the most powerful and effective treatment for anxiety, depression, stress, emotional dysregulation and many other issues. Mindfulness can be silent and still, it can also be achieved through movement and sound. In my practice I teach a wide variety of mindfulness techniques - the skills that work for you will be unique to fit your needs.
Eclectic. My therapeutic approach is an eclectic blend that draws from evidence-based practices like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). I am also a HeartMath Certified Practitioner and offer biofeedback as an effective intervention to help with ADHD, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, and more. Additionally, I incorporate knowledge of anatomy and physiology gained through my former career as a medical massage therapist. Because I'm still a licensed massage therapist, I offer Craniosacral Therapy as a somatic intervention with existing counseling clients to help with nervous system regulation.