My ideal client is intelligent, open to growing and learning and is interested in working toward developing their true self. I enjoy working with people who want to work towards becoming more authentic and are willing to explore how their past has impacted their growth and development. This person is willing to face their fears and is brave enough to risk to overcome how shame and guilt have limited them in their journey towards discovering who they really are and in developing their potential to the highest levels. My ideal client would seek to discover more about themselves.
I seek to help people develop higher self esteem by creating an environment of safety, nurturance, support, protection, loving limits, emotional containment and respect for the unique soul that they are. I find that people respond the best to someone who is caring, authentic and genuine. I bring 30+ years of experience and strive to work towards the goals of helping people overcome shame and fears to free themselves of the shackles of unhealthy and limiting beliefs learned from their past--both conscious and unconscious. I bring my passion for helping people discover who they are.
I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor and Certified Meditation Instructor with a deep passion for guiding individuals toward connection to Self and greater emotional and mental health. My mission as a therapist is to empower individuals to relate to themselves with compassion, build and maintain healthy relationships, and find meaning in life. Together, we will work to help you move past buried conflicts and move toward the insight and action that lead to lasting change. We will work to help you rewrite any stories that have kept you in a place of suffering and begin to write the stories of your life that serve you best. Ultimately, we will work to help you connect with your truth and tune in to your own internal guidance system in order to live the life that serves your greatest growth and healing. As a source of unconditional positive regard and understanding, it is my goal that you know and feel you are not alone on this journey. I am dedicated to working with those who choose to commit to this courageous journey, with compassion and patience, so we may walk side by side as two fellow human beings doing this thing called life.
I received a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University of Maryland. I also am certified as a Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor from the McLean Meditation Institute in Sedona, AZ. With experience working in group practice, PHP, and residential settings, much of my work has centered around those struggling with stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, mood disorders, relationship issues, eating disorders and interpersonal difficulties. With that said, any individual with a desire to build on their strengths and attain personal growth is an ideal client for this work. I incorporate elements of psychodynamic therapy, interpersonal therapy, mindfulness, DBT, CBT, narrative therapy, and metaphor into my work to create an integrative approach that is individually attuned to you and your needs.
“Find yourself and express yourself in your own particular way. Express your love openly. Life is nothing but a dream, and if you create your life with love, your dream becomes a masterpiece of art.”
-Don Miguel Ruiz
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