Therapy for Adults, Adolescents, & Families
Healing | Hope | Harmony
Welcome to possibility!
Seeking therapy is a brave step. It’s not easy to reach out when you feel stuck, hopeless, maybe even ashamed. Whatever you’re feeling, whatever you’re going through, you don’t have to go through it alone.
I'm here to help, because YOU are important and deserving of a satisfying and fulfilling experience of life’s journey. In our work together, we will clarify your vision and empower your voice so you can live more fully as your authentic self.
D I S T A N C E D O E S N ' T M E A N D I S C O N N E C T E D
Now more than ever, your mental health and wellbeing are a priority. I'm here to help!
Remember at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, when we were facing "unique and challenging times" and struggling to transition to the "new normal"? Yep, I was right there with ya. Here we are almost two years later, and I think it's safe to say... it's still a transition.
One beneficial transition for both clients and the field of psychotherapy was moving in-person sessions over to telehealth, or remote video/phone therapy. At the start of the pandemic, I began offering telehealth for clients out of necessity. Now, after recently relocating to Oregon, I'm able to easily continue offering telehealth to my current and new California clients.
Telehealth is effective and convenient. It's a safe and practical alternative to in-person therapy when social distancing or a flexible option for those with busy schedules. Geographic location and distance are no longer limiting factors.
Clients are able to attend sessions more easily than ever before — You're a young teen, can't quite drive yourself yet, and don't have a means of transportation to my office for an appointment right after school? No problem! You're a working professional, you have late hours and battle traffic daily, so you'd like to schedule a session during your afternoon break? I got you!
While telehealth offers many benefits, it may not be a suitable format or therapy for everyone. Please contact me to discuss your needs and see if telehealth might be a good fit for you.
My video therapy services are offered through a secure and HIPAA-compliant platform.
The First Step Forward
Does this feel familiar?
You . . .
Are idealistic and driven, sometimes to the point of perfectionism and inner criticism
Often feel depleted giving so much to others that there’s little left for yourself
Work hard to please others and fulfill duties, yet still feel like you should be doing more
Simultaneously (and paradoxically) feel both “not enough” and “too much”
Think so intensely and feel so deeply that sometimes it's difficult to contain it all
Ask BIG questions of life — but end up with more uncertainty than direction and clarity
Oy, that's a lot!
I get it, I've been there.
And so have many clients who have come through my door. We all struggle from time to time, because let’s face it, life is no cakewalk (darn)! Struggle is a normal and understandable part of our human experience, considering how tough the forces of life can be. Often, we grow from grappling with these challenges. But other times, we feel truly stuck and unable move forward. Our go-to solutions or ways of coping may not work for us anymore. A situation we find ourselves in may be holding us back. Feeling in limbo between the familiar past and possible future can be confusing, destabilizing, and cause a loss of hope and sense of self. We may experience increased anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, disconnection, and overall uncertainty about who we are, what we’re doing, and how to transition to a different way of being. We may feel at a crossroads and wonder, “Now what?”
Now is the time!
Contact me if you want to . . .
Create a more compassionate, accepting, and trusting relationship with yourself
Feel empowered to create healthier boundaries and balance in your relationships
Build and refine your inner strengths to navigate life with more confidence
Live life with more purpose, meaning, intention, and alignment
Simply put — feel better
Is therapy for me?
What do people go to therapy for, anyway? How do I choose a therapist?
There are a thousand and one reasons people seek therapy, since all people are unique with different wants, needs, and paths. No two clients are exactly alike (nor two therapists). There are also as many types of therapy out there as there are kinds of people (well, almost). With that said, we also have common and universal struggles in our shared human experience, and various styles or models of therapy contain core aspects. All therapy aims to honor a client's experience and assist in meaningful change.
People usually seek therapy when they want to see something change in their lives, or they hope to gain more understanding of themselves or a situation. Usually, something feels extra tough or like it's not working anymore. This desired change may present itself in big, broad strokes: "I want to heal from my past trauma and break unhealthy relationship patterns." — or in more specific, fine lines: "I need some really concrete and immediate help with these recent panic attacks!" In my practice, I work with big and small, the macroscopic views and microscopic details that paint the picture of life.
In that way, therapy can be for everyone. Everyone deserves a safe and trusting space to feel heard, supported, strengthened, and that someone is truly in their corner. The quality of the relationship between a client and therapist is incredibly important — research shows that, more so than a specific theory or model, this is the number one predictor of successful and positive outcomes for the client. Your right fit therapist is out there! If you feel we could work well together or have questions about my practice, please reach out to schedule an initial call. Let's talk!
"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind."