EMDR (for Trauma)
Maternal Mental Health
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, MA & EdM, Columbia University
In the field of psychology for over 10 years, in private practice for 6
When I think about contemplative in relationship to psychotherapy, I think about having space. The space to sit with all parts of ourself without fear or judgment, and rather come from a place of curiosity, empathy, and acceptance. Often clients come to therapy because they feel stuck, or they want to change a behavior that no longer serves them. The work of therapy is to come to a place of understanding, with love and compassion for your whole self. Then we can process our deepest wounds or traumas and integrate all parts of ourself without suffering.
Although I work with all types of people who are facing all types of issues, my specialties include working with Trauma, Highly Sensitive People, Women's Issues and Maternal Mental Health, Grief and Loss (including Complicated Grief), Existential Crisis, and Identity related issues. With my use of multiple approaches, I provide services that are individualized to your specific needs. As a Gestalt Therapist I offer a holistic, mindful, and integrative experience so that you can feel better and make changes to improve the quality of your life. Gestalt Therapy is a client-centered therapy that focuses on the present. This means that my priority is to listen to you and to understand what is happening to you in the moment. From there we can explore what is causing you to struggle, to feel discomfort or pain, or to feel stuck. In addition to being a Gestalt Therapist I was trained as a Multicultural Counselor. I can help you to understand how all aspects of your identity inform how you see and engage with yourself and the people in your life. I work with individuals from diverse ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds. Additionally, I am a Trauma Therapist, trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I will work with you to reprocess moments or events that have caused trauma. Through reprocessing we can reduce the distress that is associated with traumatic memories. My other areas of focus and training are in Women’s Issues and Maternal Mental Health. This includes but not limited to life transitions, relationship issues, financial issues, body image, disordered eating, abortion or termination, pregnancy related issues including Perinatal and Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders, miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death, and Grief and Loss (including Complicated Grief). I am also Reiki trained, and incorporate Flower Essences into my practice.
Clients who thrive in my practice are willing to take the journey of healing despite the fears that they may hold. They have a commitment to do the therapeutic work and exploration, and have a willingness to be vulnerable and show up in an authentic way.
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