COVID-19 UPDATE

In this challenging time I am offering tele-health sessions (phone or video) during quarantine.  I am also offering Quarantine Mental Wellness Support sessions which are 30 minute Telehealth sessions focused on maintaining wellness by incorporating self care into your daily productivity. These are cost effective sessions designed to improve your quarantine experience and decrease anxiety and depression during social/physical isolation orders. Click on the "Book Online" tab on the upper right corner of this page more information.  Please take care of yourselves, drink lots of water, eat foods high in antioxidants and Vitamin C, take walks when/where it is safe to do so, call friends and family, connect with neighbors and limit exposure to the news and internet.  

My Qualifications

Experienced and Compassionate Care

Services I Offer

Individual Therapy

Since 2003, I have provided clients a wide range of individualized psychological and counseling services to find their strengths, develop emotional awareness, celebrate their unique human-ness and to move on inspired and free.  I also provide specific grief and loss therapy to assist those seeking guidance to explore, honor and meaningfully incorporate your loss into your "new normal."  When you are ready to seek professional help, I am here, ready to work with you, support you, and help you gently swim out of emotional soup or gracefully bow out of the boxing ring.  We will get you to a place where you can truly move forward and thrive. 

I offer both traditional therapy in my office, as well as ecotherapy walking in nature.  My walkabout therapy sessions are 1 hour long, beginning at the meet up point for the walkabout and ending at the meet up point (example the gate at the top of North Signal Street to walk Shelf/Valley View Road). You will need to be healthy enough to walk at a gentle pace for 1 hour, although we may pause at benches for mindfulness exercises.  I recommend you bring at least one bottle of water as this helps your body and mind regulate stress.  Please dress according to the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.

I also offer support and therapy to artists on set, navigating intimacy scenes, in conjunction with Shana Jacobs, Intimacy Coordinator, for those who have suffered sexual, physical or emotional trauma.  Often victims of this type of trauma experience feeling on edge, angry, tearful and anxious at times, but sometimes these feelings get triggered and stop us from being productive, preventing us from performing to the best of our ability.  Often this unresolved trauma can have a cumulative effect, leading to a persistent difficulty in various aspects of the work place.  Counseling/Psychotherapy is a proven method to overcome trauma and anxiety.  In therapy you unveil root beliefs and judgements you’ve never questioned before and explore them in a safe and contained environment.  In this process you work through your thoughts and reactions and objectively put these experiences in perspective, build your self confidence, and emerge thriving without past triggers haunting your performance.  

 

 

"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves"  ~ Viktor Franki

Helpful Information and Resources

Quick Reference Studies Regarding Ecotherapy

Helpful Information and Resources

Information about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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