Counseling Services

Individual Counseling

Beginning counseling is a big step and a commitment to oneself to start the journey of healing. It is common to feel anxious, confused, or even resistant to the process. However, counseling provides a safe and supportive space to explore these challenges and learn new tools for managing and coping with them. Through therapy, you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your emotional patterns, allowing you to develop healthier ways of navigating through life's difficulties. The stuff we encounter in life is hard sometimes, however, you can develop the skills and strategies necessary to navigate your emotions and build a more fulfilling and balanced life. You have the opportunity and possibility to heal and repair from past traumas and find ways to cope and manage the challenges that come along with life.

CBT has been shown to be effective in helping people manage symptoms related to depression, anxiety, trauma and to better deal with the difficult emotions that can accompany these symptoms. The evidence-based interventions and tools offered through CBT and Internal Family Systems therapy are modalities that I work with and offer clients.

Couples Counseling

Attending couples counseling can greatly benefit relationships by improving communication and addressing underlying issues. Often, our past experiences and attachment styles can impact our patterns and responses in relationships. Through counseling, couples can gain a deeper understanding of their attachment styles and how they influence their interactions. This awareness can allow you to identify and change unhelpful patterns, facilitating healthier communication and emotional connection. Additionally, couples counseling provides a safe and neutral space for partners to express their needs, concerns, and emotions. The counseling session can be an opportunity and space to facilitate effective communication techniques, helping you both to express your thoughts and feelings in a constructive manner. By working together, you can learn to communicate more effectively, resolve conflicts, and deepen your emotional bond, leading to a stronger and more fulfilling relationship.

What to expect

I work with several evidence-based modalities in the work I do with individuals and with couples. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an approach in counseling aimed at helping individuals overcome their mental health challenges. Through CBT, individuals learn a range of skills to identify and change harmful patterns of thinking and behaviors. By challenging negative thoughts and replacing them with more positive and realistic ones, individuals can improve their emotional well-being and overall quality of life. Another approach commonly used in counseling is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which focuses on accepting and embracing difficult thoughts and feelings, while also committing to taking action toward personal values and goals. Both CBT and ACT are evidence-based practices, meaning that they have been extensively researched and proven effective in treating various mental health conditions. These therapies provide individuals with the tools and strategies necessary to make long-lasting positive changes in their lives.

Internal Family Systems (IFS) counseling, from a client's perspective, offers a transformative and healing journey towards resolving traumas. Through IFS, we have the opportunity to delve deep into the intricate dynamics of our internal parts, gaining a profound understanding of their roles, needs, and desires. This therapeutic approach empowers us to navigate our inner landscape with compassion and curiosity, fostering a sense of self-discovery and integration. By cultivating mindfulness, we develop a profound connection with the present moment, allowing us to witness our parts without judgment. This heightened awareness enables us to identify and address the root causes of our emotional wounds, paving the way for profound healing and growth. IFS counseling provides a safe and nurturing space where we can explore and embrace the complexity of our internal system, ultimately fostering a harmonious relationship within ourselves.

In couples work, I typically use Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) as a therapeutic modality. EFT is an approach that helps individuals identify and work with their emotions in order to promote healing and growth. EFT is particularly effective in assisting clients in understanding and addressing their attachment styles. By exploring attachment patterns, individuals can gain insight into their relationship dynamics and develop healthier ways of connecting with their partners. As a client in couples counseling, working with EFT can be a transformative experience. It allows you to delve deep into your emotions, uncovering underlying issues that may be impacting your relationship. Through the guidance in session you will develop greater emotional awareness and learn effective strategies for expressing your needs and desires within the relationship. EFT provides a safe and nurturing space for you to explore your emotions and work towards building a stronger, more fulfilling connection.