Sadness and overwhelm eclipsing “the good stuff”?
Life feel out of balance, no matter how hard you try?
Anxiety getting in the way of living?
Challenges and changes just too much?
Don’t feel you have what it takes to get things done?
Self-care isn’t cutting it?
Because you deserve to live a satisfying life that isn’t derailed by unhelpful thoughts, uncomfortable feelings, and difficult situations. I have helped countless people with similar issues. I purposely keep a small caseload, so that you will benefit from the extra focus, energy and attention that I am able to give to only an exclusive number of clients.
In the comfort of your own space: wherever you have privacy and decent internet connection.
Online Psychotherapy utilizing HIPAA secure, video software from the comfort of your preferred private space utilizing a smart phone, tablet, or computer.
I’m a licensed psychotherapist, with more than ten years experience in psychotherapy and nearly 20 years in the field of mental health, helping countless clients struggling with the same issues as you.
Now, works! There’s no time like the present to get unstuck and start living your best life!!! Let’s schedule some time to talk.
I have worked in the field for nearly twenty years in a wide range of settings throughout the mental health profession. I have enjoyed working with people from many different backgrounds: folks born and raised in the US, expats, as well as, international clients. It is my greatest passion to help individuals who feel stuck and overwhelmed, uncover a life full of meaning.
Now a little bit about me, as its only fair that you have sense of me. I’m not one of those therapists that is uncomfortable or unwilling to share a little of themselves with their clients. I also recognize that these days that you can find out just about anything you want about anyone you want…
From an early age, I knew that I wanted to help people in the medical or health profession. No surprise, as both of my parents were medical professionals. I was an army brat for a number of years so we moved all around the US and even lived in Lima, Peru. If you’ve ever been in a military or foreign service family, you’ll know that moving around is a common occurrence. After leaving the service, my family settled in a small, mid-western town.
This was very different after living in so many diverse places. Settling in a small town where everyone seemed to know each other, made me aware of how it feels to be an outsider. If you’ve moved around, you likely understand what I am talking about. I loved the friendliness of the mid-west but knew it would not be my “forever-home”, weather being a huge factor.
As you know, college is often an opportunity to explore new places. While I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, I was able to explore other universities, as well. I enjoyed and was honored to be included in a summer program at Georgetown University. I also took some classes at George Washington University and Indiana University, during my undergraduate years.
In grad school, again at the University of Michigan, I received two Masters Degrees, one in Public Health in which I studied health behavior (why people make health decisions and possibly stay locked into them) and health education (how to help people change bad habits, such as smoking) and Social Work focused in Mental Health and Interpersonal Practice – the areas necessary to become a Psychotherapist.
After grad school, in between my first and second job in the Philadelphia area, I went to Cuba to study Spanish (I’m still not fluent) and explore what seemed to be a forbidden world. I also spent time going back and forth to Europe and North Africa. In fact, my wandering spirit never felt truly at home until I moved to paradise, aka southern Florida. If you’re a wanderer, you know what it feels like when you’ve finally found your “soul home.” Now the only wandering I want to do is vacationing and going to visit family and friends in the US and Europe, where my husband is from.
I’m sure you’ve heard that its important for your therapist to specialize but you also want to work with someone with a breadth of experience so that they can understand all of you, not just one sliver. I’ve worked across a range of settings with people from all over the world. This varied experience helps me to “get” all of you. My natural curiosity and non-judgmental stance will create a space to share the parts of yourself that perhaps you’ve never shared before.
You may wonder why I’ve had an in-person practice, an online practice and do walk and talk therapy, utilizing the beach. This is because I’ve watched people heal in different ways, in different spaces. I want to give my clients the opportunity to heal in the space that feels best for them.
As you can see by my photos, the beach is my favorite place. I have found that my clients who do therapy there, often find it easier to get “out of their heads” and connect with their “here and now.” The sound of the waves, the smell of the sea air, the feel of the ocean breeze, the warmth of the sun, and the sand between their toes, connects them to the present moment in a way that a more sterile environment, cannot.
That being said, I love online therapy, perhaps, most of all, because being in your familiar, “safe space” can allow a client-therapist connection like none other, I’ve seen. I guess you could say, I love people and connecting with them in many different environments.
When I’m not with clients, working on my latest video or designing and developing coursework and other aids for my clients, I’m swimming in the pool, at the beach, swimming or snorkeling in the ocean, or simply hanging with my husband, son, and our two fur babies, a pup and a kitty.