Ginka Conrey, LMSW
No matter what you are going through your emotions are valid. Change is part of life and at times the rate at which changes occur in our lives may leave us feeling stressed. My role as your therapist is to help you find the healthy way for YOU to channel and process the spectrum of emotions you may be experiencing all at once and help you not just accept all that’s out of control and get through it but adjust and adapt. Life transitions are inevitable and even the changes we planned and hoped for could be anxiety-provoking… sometimes the only thing in our control is our own perspective, which certainly sounds easier said than done.
My passion is working with clients in various life transitions – anything from discovering your true identity in your early 20s, navigating altering roles and dynamics in adulthood, to rediscovering meaning and purpose in life in late adulthood and aging. I have worked extensively with older adults helping them deal with the numerous losses that come with adjustment to retirement, new roles, and bereavement after the physical loss of a loved one.
I enjoy working with adults in various stages of life because grief and loss are unequivocally interwoven in any unprecedented life transition and how we as humans deal with it regardless of age is very unique, yet similar. As a naturalized immigrant who has personally had a fair share of life adaptations, I love working with international clients who not only have to deal with the human life transitions we naturally go through but layered with the multicultural dynamics of blending different beliefs, attitudes, and traditions while also maneuvering through many stigmas.
My therapeutic approach is holistic and I incorporate concepts from mindfulness, Ericksonian hypnotherapy, and CBT. However, first and foremost I provide a non-judgmental, open-minded, and authentic space so we can build trust in order to help you gain resilience, achieve a sense of control, and grow in the most meaningful way for you.
“For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment”
Viktor E. Frankl