Starting now, you can begin a brand new journey toward a more positive path for yourself – one that’s filled with growth, well-being, acceptance, and empowerment.
To facilitate emotional, spiritual, personal, and relational healing in the lives of hurting people through the integration of professional counseling skills and life experience.
You are probably looking for help for yourself or someone you care about. Whether your concerns are about emotional problems, relationship issues or other difficulty with general function or enjoyment in life, I invite you to call me. I am always happy to take phone calls and discuss your individual needs, and together we can decide whether we are a good match for each other. In my practice, I thoroughly believe that a connection between therapist and client is the foundation for healing and change. My goal is to provide a non-judgmental, safe place for healing. Through various techniques and long-standing approaches based on empirical studies, we will be able to identify behaviors and/or thoughts which may need modification in order to enable you to reach a healthier level of emotional well-being.
As a licensed psychotherapist, I value my clinical training and therapeutic skills. Life experience teaches us many things; we learn to enjoy our successes, grieve our losses, heal from our pain and negative experiences. We come to realize just how strong we are as we “get unstuck”, transcend difficult circumstances, and courageously move on to embrace our new beginnings.
Path to Conscious Living, LLC, my private practice, focuses on providing affordable, compassionate, and responsive treatment for a broad range of challenges and difficulties. We know that if people are unhappy, or are not functioning well (at school, at home, at work, in relationships) there are often ways to quickly assess and correct the problem. In my practice, I evaluate and treat an array of issues which include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems, and parenting skills. It is an honor to provide the services that I do.
Individual counseling can be one of the greatest gifts you’ll ever give yourself. Why do I call it a “gift”? Because it can absolutely change your life for the better in ways that are sometimes hard to imagine. When we meet together for counseling, we form a therapeutic relationship. It’s a relationship unlike any other. As your therapist, I will be caring, attentive, confidential, and honest. And unlike friends or family members who are often “too close” to the situation , I have the advantage of helping you look at life’s difficulties with a fresh perspective. Being in a safe environment – where you can comfortably open up about your fears, anxieties, disappointments, failures, and all the other things that have held you down – can bring new insights, lead to solutions, and guide you to a more peaceful, fulfilled life. Counseling is a journey. And for all those who’ve allowed me to be on that journey with them, I am grateful.
Relationships go through many phases during the course of life, and it’s obvious that there will be rough patches. The strength of a relationship is reflected in how a couple deals with inevitable difficulties. These days, in our fast-food, drive-through society, relationships are sometimes seen as expendable. “I don’t really get along with this one, so I’ll find another one who’ll be better.” While separation and/or divorce are necessary in some cases (especially where abuse is present), I believe people are quick to “throw in the towel” when things get tough.
I know from experience that many relationships can be saved, even when it seems almost impossible. If you and your significant other find yourselves in serious conflict or even contemplating separation and/or divorce, you owe it to yourselves to have the courage to seek therapy and assess whether or not the hurts in your relationship can be healed. My goal in couples’ therapy is not only to help you solve the problems you face, but to rekindle the feelings of love and affection you once held for each other.
Level 1 Trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Therapy for Adolescents
Working with teenagers is one of my greatest joys. No matter what difficulties a teenager may be experiencing, there is always a unique outlook and a certain resiliency that shines through when they come to counseling.
Adolescents need to feel comfortable with a therapist before they are ready to share their deepest feelings. As the mother of two children who successfully made it through their teenage years, I am intimately familiar with the needs and challenges this stage of development entails. Most of all, I find that I am able to develop rapport quickly with most teenagers. When I first meet with a young person, I let them know that our conversations are completely confidential (with the exception of anything that might pose a physical threat to themselves or others). I share information with parents only with the agreement of the teenager. While this is difficult for some parents to understand, I have learned that it is the only way to build trust and get to the real issues that are causing difficulties. Otherwise, teenagers will only tell me what they think I, and their parents, want to hear.
I have witnessed the lives of so many teenagers transformed in therapy. If your child is struggling in school, having social problems, seems depressed, isolated, or unusually angry at home, I encourage you to make an appointment with me. It truly can make a world of difference.