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With all of the therapists and coaches out there, why choose you?
Many of my clients find their way to me after having disappointing experiences in therapy and feeling unsatisfied with the results of their mental health investment. While therapy looks different for everyone, I have found that most of my clients are looking for concrete and tangible skills to apply to and improve their every day lives. I firmly hold the belief that while the seeds of awareness, deeper understanding of self and others and change may be planted in our sessions together, the real work towards actionable change happens in between sessions when you have the opportunity to put your hard work into practice. Therefore, my goal is to provide my clients with an arsenal of practical tools and techniques to integrate as their own, so that they can successfully navigate through the ups and downs of life. Therapy is a huge investment in yourself and your life, and I, too, am fully invested in helping you realize real and observable change.
In addition, my unique education, qualifications and experiences, which include Western psychology and psychotherapy training alongside Eastern healing philosophies and practices, allow me to focus on the connection of mind, body and soul in an integrative and holistic way not often provided or readily available in the mainstream.
Growing up in a conventional Western society, which unequivocally favored science over spirituality and mind over heart and instinct, I always felt like there was a crucial aspect missing in traditional therapy. While I certainly value, trust and utilize conventional science, education and practices, I have always been drawn to seeking a more holistic understanding of humanity. I quickly discovered that I am not alone. There are so many people who, like myself, want the training and knowledge that comes with a Western psychology and counseling degree, but also crave more meaningful, spiritual and collective therapeutical experiences and deeper understandings of themselves, others and our world that conventional Western therapy, alone, can't provide.
The work I do, which is largely inspired by providing that balanced and holistic therapeutic experience, is so much more than just a job to me; it truly is my life's passion.
Who is your typical clientele?
I specialize in working with diverse individuals, families, and couples, who are navigating through life transitions and who are experiencing anxiety and stress, low self-esteem, relationship challenges and depressive feelings. Trained with a strong multicultural, social justice background, I am committed to maintaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive practice.
What can I expect from the free consultation?
During our initial free 15 minute consultation, you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself, share your current needs, and ask any questions you may have in order to get a feel for who I am and how I can be of service to you. We will also discuss affordable and sustainable pricing for future sessions.
Studies show that the number one factor in determining the likelihood of change from and satisfaction in counseling is the relationship between client and counselor, so it is of the upmost importance to me that you have an opportunity to get a sense of whether we will be a good fit.
What can I expect from your Individual Therapy sessions?
I am deeply committed to creating a safe, open, and honest space for you to:
share, explore, and process emotions, thoughts and experiences
gain a deeper understanding of self
confront unhealthy and problematic emotional, mental and behavioral patterns
build self-acceptance, self-confidence, self-worth and resilience
navigate the healing process
learn and practice healthy coping skills and techniques to resolve conflict and/or generally enhance your personal and inter-personal relationships
experience greater fulfillment and contentment
We will work together to identify areas of concern, create goals and implement tangible and results oriented action steps towards realizing those goals.
What can I expect from Family Therapy sessions?
During family therapy sessions, I will have the opportunity to observe the ways in which family members interact with each other in order to gain a deeper understanding of each member's role and dynamic in the greater family unit. We will work to identify dysfunctional patterns of behavior in order to develop new, positive patterns. I give each family member an opportunity to feel seen and heard, and I work closely with the family unit to confront challenges, create a safe space for communication and connection and develop the practical tools and strategies to resolve family issues and tensions.
What can I expect from Couples Counseling sessions?
I utilize the 4 session model when working with couples. First, we will meet as a couple, so I can get an introduction to both partners and we can discuss what currently brings you into counseling. Next, I will meet with each partner individually in order to dive into family-of-origin histories and so I can get a better understanding of each partner outside the relationship. For the fourth session, we will meet again as a couple, where I will provide my feedback and we will create goals together to set the trajectory of our future sessions, all of which will be together as a couple. During couples sessions, I will have the opportunity to observe the ways in which each partner interacts with the other in order to gain a deeper understanding of any patterns or communication styles that may be causing difficulty. I work closely with couples to confront challenges, create a safe space for communication and connection and develop the practical tools and strategies to resolve issues and tensions.