The key component of therapy is the establishment of trust, a non-judgmental space where you can be heard and reflect on your emotions. No matter what you are going through or experiencing it’s okay and you have the right to be feeling the emotions that you are going through. My role as your therapist is to help you find the healthy way for YOU to channel and process the feelings of sadness, anxiety, depression, anger, grief, bewilderment, nostalgia, or disappointment that often comes with life’s changeability. Stress is part of life, yet how we deal with the constant fluidity is what helps us grow and find our state of resilience.
My therapeutic approach is holistic and I believe that the wholesome integration of body, mind, and spirit is instrumental in the effective resolution of personal distress. My graduate experience at the University of Southern California with an emphasis on mental health and integrative treatment methods has strongly influenced my techniques and professional practice. I have extensive experience in working with adults and older adults navigating the life changes, adaptations, and losses that come with managing a state of normalcy following an unexpected disease progression or simply maneuvering through the stages of adulthood.
We, humans, are meaning-making machines, which propels our endeavors and gives us the strength to endure stressful experiences and overcome challenging situations, however, we are also quick at attaching meaning to events, things, and encounters that do not bear meaning of their own. My goal is to meet you where you are at, support and empower you in achieving your purpose 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