It’s time for a real change but you aren’t sure who to turn to. Confiding in friends or family doesn’t seem to be working. It just leaves you feeling more alone. It’s hard to know who to trust.
Life is stressful and everyone needs help at times to overcome challenges. You may be feeling that nothing helps you to feel better. The pressure of keeping things inside may feel stressful and overwhelming. It’s all just bringing you down. You may not like yourself and feel unlovable. Decisions seem difficult and the future seems impossible. The small things that used to help don’t seem of use. Your mind feels like an enemy. When you do feel good, there’s too much to be done and too much to tackle. Your mind may race for a solution. But perhaps it all just makes you feel irritable and angry. Nobody understands. It feels as if there is no solution.
You want these feelings to go away. You want to connect to yourself and others. You don’t want to be weighed down. You want to know who you are. You want to show others you can live this life. You want to find an answer. You want to know what to do. I can help.
It may seem scary to meet a stranger and talk about personal problems. However, I create a safe space for feelings, thoughts, events, ideas, and dreams. I listen very closely to your concerns, and we work together to come up with a plan. It is possible to overcome challenges life brings. I am non-judgmental and compassionate. I have seen the worst life can bring. I also know that seemingly small problems can feel very big. You decide the pace at which you share your story.
From my perspective, life is about becoming curious about ourselves in order to move through the tidal waves it brings. Through curiosity and self-compassion, we can become resilient and ready to accept challenges. There is no perfect way to live life. There are ways to make it more tolerable, and even joyful.
As a Mental Health Therapist, I have the ability to use different methods in order to work with depression, anxiety, and other mental health symptoms. I have over 11 years of experience supporting individuals on their path to wellness. I was clinically trained at New York University and the University of Southern California. I currently am pursuing a Doctorate in Social Work. I am a Mental Health Therapist as well as a nationally credentialed Art Therapist. Art therapy is for everyone and if you have an interest in uncovering hidden feelings, I would feel honored to accompany you on that creative journey. I provide tele-health and in-person art and/or traditional talk therapy.
When I worked as an Art Therapist volunteer in India, I was shocked by the profound day-to-day suffering people with Leprosy experienced. Their quality of life was remarkably low, and yet through creative expression and personal connection they found peace. Additionally, I have experience working inpatient, outpatient, in-the-school and community settings in various locations, such as Utah, California, Colorado, New York, Virginia, India, and Brazil. I also studied mindfulness and meditation in Salt Lake City, New Mexico, and Holland.
From my national and international experience, I have learned the value of human connection, disconnection and reconnection with ourselves, and the universality of suffering. The journey of life does not need to stop with a problem that appears insurmountable. We can move through it and find a new way to thrive.
My personal and professional experiences have provided a foundation from which to support you on your life path. You are already on the path to wellness by considering therapy. Together we can find your strength and welcome your potential. Request an appointment at the link below.