Anxiety & Stress Relief
Anxiety is the single most common problem I see in my practice. While it can be a normal response to the challenges of everyday life, when it persists it is a terrible feeling to have to tolerate. We can find out what is making you anxious as I teach you an effective antidote in a combination of mindful breathing, deep body relaxation and visualization.
Many people come to therapy to learn more about themselves in their relationships with family members or a romantic partner. Some seek help to find a partner, some to wind down a relationship, and others to recover from a break up.
Problems at Work
Prior to going into private practice as a psychotherapist, I managed outplacement programs for the unemployed. This background holds me in good stead as I understand the demands and challenges of the workplace. Insights gained from psychotherapy integrate readily into solving problems at work.
It is not unusual to experience changes in mood as you cope with various life events and stress, but a prolonged period of not wanting to get out of bed in the morning, having little appetite, or withdrawing from friends are signs of clinical depression. Some of the times you might become depressed are when you are lonely, when you feel you are not meeting your own expectations or that you are letting other people down, or when you are rejected by or lose someone you love. Sometimes there doesn't even seem to be a reason for the depression.
As a woman, I can appreciate the unique problems other women encounter in life. Loneliness and the search for the right partner, marital problems or divorce, caring for a disabled child or aging parent, balancing work and family life, post menopausal depression, or difficulty conceiving a child are among the challenges a woman may face today.
Early trauma imprints itself on the mind and body, leaving a wounded child inside. With therapy, the emotional hold of trauma can be loosened and its imprint transformed as it fades more and more into the distant past.
What is more essential to one's sense of self than gender identity, i.e., identifying yourself as being either male or female, and expressing your sexual preference? I work with all forms of sexuality, inclusive of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and BDSM.