Life can sometimes feel out of control.  Stress, fears, guilt, and sadness can overwhelm you.  Your relationship may be suffering, and you can’t find enjoyment in things that used to make you happy.  You may put up a front to avoid burdening others, but end up feeling alone and disconnected.
 
The worst part may be that voice inside that keeps telling you that you are not good enough, you did something wrong, are powerless or unsafe.  It’s not enough to just know these thoughts are irrational – you want to feel it in your soul.
 
There is hope. I focus on applying the most evidence-backed therapies that have been shown to heal – not just manage – wounds caused by the past that push these painful thoughts and feelings.  Get started this week by booking a session.
 
Growth

EMDR Therapy

Are you chained to your past?  Is there a traumatic memory, relationship, or series of experiences that you just can't "get over"? Are you overreacting to things in the present that remind you of these past experiences?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a revolutionary therapeutic method that has had tremendous success targeting these old experiences, taking the sting out of them, and allowing us to see our past and present in a more accurate, integrated way.  More...

Individual Counseling

In our individual sessions, we meet one-on-one to work through your particular concerns together. I use an integrative approach tailored to your particular needs and personality.  More...

Couples Counseling

Relationships are powerful.  When they are good, we can feel uplifted, supported, and happy.  When they are bad, we can feel depressed, hopeless, anxious, and angry.  Having good relationships with those who are most important to us is vital to our personal growth and self-knowledge.

Even with the best of intentions, though, our relationships sometimes become damaged, dull, and painful.  When you are in the middle of this pain (or emotionally walled off from it), it is difficult to find a way back to the happiness you crave.  More...

Articles and Posts

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From Surviving to Thriving: how EMDR can help you put the past in the past
From Surviving to Thriving: how EMDR can help…
Posted 3 years ago

Something devastating happened to you. Maybe it was yesterday.  Maybe it was fifty years ago.  You got through it...somehow, but it keeps haunting you.  Small, everyday things can remind you…

From Surviving to Thriving: how EMDR can help…
Feeling Emotionally and Physically Drained? Tip #2: Getting energy from your worries
Feeling Emotionally and Physically Drained? …
Posted 3 years ago

Feeling emotionally and physically drained?  In my last post, I talked about the amazing pool of energy available to you by loving yourself.  Giving yourself permission to care about your…

Feeling Emotionally and Physically Drained?  …
Emotionally and Physically Drained?
Emotionally and Physically Drained?
Posted 3 years ago

We all feel drained sometimes.  Even on a beautiful, sunny day, our world can feel cold and overcast.  It is tempting to look for something on the outside that might…

Emotionally and Physically Drained?
Communicate Your Feelings Effectively… In 2 Simple Sentences
Communicate Your Feelings Effectively… In 2 S…
Posted 4 years ago

When our feelings flare up, we tend to communicate our feelings in the least effective way: we blame, criticize, manipulate, or demand.  The problem feels like the OTHER person's actions,…

Communicate Your Feelings Effectively… In 2 S…
Why Can’t My Partner Listen To Me?! How understanding your partner can be threatening – and what to do about it.
Why Can’t My Partner Listen To Me?! How unde…
Posted 4 years ago

"I don't get it," says a 30-something woman in my office. "He doesn't seem to hear what I am saying. I can tell him over and over again how I…

Why Can’t My Partner Listen To Me?!  How unde…
Meditations for Experiencing the Here and Now
Mindfulness Meditations for Experiencing the …
Posted 4 years ago

The following are a few mindfulness breathing meditations* that can be practiced every day individually or in sequence.  No need for yoga poses or bulk time - they can be…

Mindfulness Meditations for Experiencing the …
Regaining Your Connection Through Couples Therapy
Regaining Your Connection Through Couples The…
Posted 4 years ago

You used to be amazing together. You were open, supportive, understanding... passionate. Somehow, it changed. Maybe you have been drifting away from each other. Maybe you fight too often, or…

Regaining Your Connection Through Couples The…
The Shared Trauma of 9-11
The Shared Trauma of 9-11
Posted 4 years ago

On this infamous day eleven years ago, we each experienced something shockingly terrible.  Many of us vividly remember seeing the plane going into the towers, the towers crashing down, the…

The
The “T” in LGBT: What does “transgender” mean…
Posted 4 years ago

Imagine going into surgery for an appendectomy.  When you come back to consciousness after surgery, you realize that something is different: you have been mistakenly given gender confirmation surgery.

How do…

The “T” in LGBT: What does “transgender” mean…
WARNING: Being an Attorney May be Hazardous to Your (Mental) Health – Part II
WARNING: Being an Attorney May be Hazardous t…
Posted 4 years ago

Attorneys tend to far more depressed, anxious, unhappy, and even suicidal than most other professions.  In Part I of this series, I listed some of the gruesome mental health statistics…

WARNING: Being an Attorney May be Hazardous t…

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