Philosophy

 

As humans, we all experience the ups and downs of life. A combination of our personality, childhood and life experiences, brain chemistry, and situational circumstances determine how we cope with crisis or everyday stressors. Most of our physical and emotional stress comes from lack of knowledge on how to manage our feelings and reactions.

As part of my therapeutic approach, I use a combination of talk therapy and mindfulness strategies to teach you how to be with your feelings, rather than deny or ignore them. This process of respecting your feelings will lead to greater awareness and insight about the source of your feelings.

However, even with increased insight, we can continue to fall back on our old habits of avoiding, numbing, and self-criticizing. Unhealthy habits were not formed overnight, so it follows that it will take time and practice to form new, healthy habits. I will provide you with the tools necessary for you to train your brain and build a practice of intentionality, self-compassion, positive thought patterns, and self-care techniques.

 

“As part of my therapeutic approach, I use a combination of talk therapy and mindfulness strategies to teach you how to be with your feelings, rather than deny or ignore them.”

 

A common misperception is that you should go to therapy to “fix” yourself and get rid of the unwanted parts. My goal is for you to trust and love your inner self by giving space to your emotions and allowing all aspects of yourself to be present, leading to a more happy and joyful you!

 
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