"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." - Alice Walker
I have been a licensed practitioner since 1992. To provide the resolution people deserve, I work with past, present and future. Our past conditioning does live inside of us, so it is essential to come to terms with it and have a basic understanding of how it affects us in the here and now. I also know how important it is to offer you concrete skills designed to shift you away from self-defeating behaviors, and facilitate symptom relief in a timely way. To this end, together, we will identify what is most important to you, uncover the barriers you can control, and then create a realistic action plan to move you closer to the life you want. My undivided attention to you, away from technological interferences, and family and work demands, offers you a safe space to look deeply enough at your struggle and discomfort to provoke meaningful change.
Over the past 28 years I have come to understand much of the depression and anxiety that people struggle with stems from living life out of balance, or out of alignment with their deepest values. We always feel best when we are being authentic in the way we show up in the world. Often we feel trapped in environments or situations that do not suit us or that disallow any flexibility. Symptoms inevitably will surface, such as sleeplessness, chronic procrastination, under/over eating, underachievement, health problems, school performance, marital unhappiness, parenting challenges, affairs, financial problems, drug and alcohol concerns, and other obsessive and compulsive behaviors, to name a few. In some cases there are not real discernable triggers or precipitating factors and we will assess the need for possible medications.
In closing, every single time we sit together it is my hope that our work will increase your self-awareness and confidence, build your repertoire of problem solving skills, and encourage you to show up the way you want to in your life, with exactly the resources you have.