Trauma Therapy

Trauma is a word that that refers to a spectrum of diagnosis; the most well known being Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. However broadly speaking, Trauma refers to a single or series of events that happened in the past that continue to affect us negatively for a long time afterwards. Trauma and traumatic experiences result from...

Therapy for Preteens and Teens

Preteen and teenage years can be rough on everyone in the family. It’s not uncommon for adolescents to feel out of place, depressed, irritable and/or anxious. Parents and (pre)teens may struggle to communicate. Even though they love to say things are “fine,” most of the time they aren’t. Middle school and high school can wear on...

Anxiety Treatment

Does anxiety feel like a constant companion? Some amount of anxiety is a good thing and propels you to work towards your goals.  However, all too often, the pressures of modern life cause anxiety spiral to a place where it feels unmanageable. It can have a negative impact on both your professional and personal life...

Self Esteem vs Self Compassion

Whenever I hear from clients that they want to work on their self-esteem, I question what they think self-esteem means to them. Their answers generally consist of, “I want to like myself more,” “I want to feel valued by others,” “I want to have more self-worth.” The common theme here is that self-esteem is based...

The three books that have influenced my individual therapy style the most are Bonnie Badenoch’s Being A Brain-Wise Therapist, Bruce Perry’s, The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, and Daniel Siegel’s Mindsight. All of these books provide an inside look at the brain from an attachment perspective. In other words, they each bring the...

‘You are the music / While the music lasts’ – TS Eliot

When I’m home alone and feeling out of sorts, I find that it can sometimes be difficult to face my feelings alone. At times like this, it can be hard to connect with the people who I’m closest to and sadly, my therapist does not offer a 24 hour hotline, as much as I wish...

Individual Counseling

I work with individuals who are seeking greater wholeness and overall wellness in their lives. Sometimes this state of being is interrupted by depression, anxiety, grief and loss, neurological challenges, parenting struggles, spiritual questions, or significant life transitions; all of which can be addressed within a professional therapeutic relationship. I work with a range of individuals who...

Relationship Counseling

Is relationship counseling right for you? Hope lends us courage and strength to reach for help, and just by considering therapy, you make a first step in the right direction. Seeking therapy makes the statement that you actively pursue a chance at a happy, long lasting connection. All relationships go through periods of ups and...

Group Therapy

I believe that everyone desires a sense of belonging and connection and to be both understood and accepted by others. And yet at one point or another in our lives, most of us will find ourselves in relationships where we hide parts of ourselves for fear of being misunderstood or rejected. Group therapy is one...

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