Millennials are the generation born between the years of 1980 and 1995. They have been raised to value the importance of a good quality of life as well as during a time where showcasing your life through social media is mainstream. For many people, this sort of exposure leads to constantly comparing, and also feeling compared, alongside ones peers. Coupled with the pressure to achieve, it is not surprising that such visibility is causing an influx of anxiety and depression amongst this group. I often hear people say it feels like they are driving an airplane on the ground, and never fully taking off. I specialize in helping millennials learn to stop comparing, hit the ground running, and soar.
Teenagers are faced with the incredible development of departing from childhood and reaching toward adulthood. They no longer rely on their parents for the same needs they once required, yet are still not given the full responsibilities of adulthood. This unique stage of life can be quite uncomfortable, awkward, and challenging ... for everyone involved! Many adults formulate identifies around their experiences from teenage-hood. Having the right support during this time is crucial. Whether the teen is struggling with severe mental health issues, or simply needs someone to talk to, therapy can be the experience that shapes the person's identity from fragile and uncertain to confident and secure.
Mind-Body Trauma Treatment
Throughout my years working in residential and outpatient treatment I began to notice a common theme about my clients who had experienced trauma. Though talk therapy has historically been the go-to treatment, talking about horrific experiences does not necessarily make the pain go away. In fact, for someone who is experiencing posttraumatic stress, telling their story can lead to re-experiencing the trauma, having flashbacks, or going numb.
Just as science progresses, so should therapy and it’s processes. The most current neuroscience and trauma research now shows that there is actually a psychobiological (biological foundations of the mind, emotions, and mental processes) basis for trauma. When we experience overwhelming stress or trauma the autonomic nervous system becomes overloaded and we lose the ability to regulate parts of ourselves, which often results in physical, emotional, behavioral, or cognitive (mental) symptoms.
Taking this in mind, I use a mind-body approach to help you alleviate these symptoms by discharging the unresolved trauma. I am trained in TRM-1 and trauma informed yoga and incorporate knowledge and experience from both of these modalities to help you become a more resilient you.
What to expect: Before we meet in-person we will have a phone conversation so I will know a bit about why you are seeking therapy. After that, the first session is about getting comfortable. Expect to tell me a little more about what you hope to gain (and lose) from therapy as well as your expectations about the therapeutic process. I will ask you questions about your life so that I can begin to understand all the qualities that make you, you.
Individual therapy sessions are 60 minutes in length at a rate of $175 per session. If you are experiencing financial hardship, please inquire about a sliding scale rate. Individual therapy sessions typically occur once per week at an ongoing basis.
When I ask people about what they find most important in their lives, most people say “family.” It is not surprising that something SO important to us can often become our greatest source of contention.
A family operates as an interconnected system, similar to a baseball team; when one player is injured, the rest of the team is affected, and often has a hard time figuring out how to “win.” As a Family Systems therapist, I work with the whole family, not just to solve the problem(s) at hand, but to help the family become a stronger, more connected team.
What to expect: Prior to our first session, we will have a brief phone conversation, that way I can learn a little bit more about why you are seeking family therapy at this time. It is not necessary for the whole family to take part in this call- one or both parents is just fine! Similar to individual therapy, the first session is about getting comfortable. I encourage ALL family members to attend the first appointment.
Family therapy sessions are 75 minutes at length at a rate of $215 per session. If you are experiencing financial hardship, please inquire about a sliding scale rate. Family therapy sessions typically occur once per week.
We live in a time where soft skills are becoming increasingly valued and mostly a necessity in the workplace. It is vital for groups to be able to communicate effectively, make high-quality decisions, be creative and also responsible, and work under pressure, all the while maintaining flexibility… but these skills are not always taught in school. Wellness workshops are group-based trainings about mental health, general wellness, or self-improvement related topics. Based on a famous saying by Gestalt, “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”, my workshops are aimed at any group that wants to be a little better, collectively. Each person brings a unique set of skills and strengths to a group, which when combined nicely, can offer powerful dynamic solutions. Groups do not always run as smooth as possible because of things like conflict, burnout, poor relationship, or poor self management skills. These are problems that often get in the way of your team cooperating to it’s fullest potential. Wellness workshops help individuals build and strengthen the necessary soft skills to enhance group effectiveness. Health and wellness are linked to greater productivity and greater sense of well-being. Investing in the wellness of your team will lead to happier, more fulfilled, and more productive group members.
Please contact me for a free consultation if you are interested in hosting a wellness workshop at your workplace, organization, or school. We would discuss the specific needs of your organization, and I would create an a la carte workshop appropriate to assist and improve the wellbeing and productivity or your organization. Formats vary anywhere between a 60 minute lunchtime lecture to an interactive workshop lasting the duration of a workday. Rates are negotiable and vary depending on the needs of your organization.
Emotional Intelligence for Leadership
Mindfulness for Leadership
Guided Breathing and Meditation
Effective Communication for Effective Collaboration
Group Coaching and Goal Setting
Moving Through Grief and Loss as a Community
Yoga and Trauma Informed Yoga