Healthy boundaries can serve to establish one’s identity. Specifically, healthy boundaries can help people define their individuality and can help people indicate what they will and will not hold themselves responsible for.
Healthy boundaries are a vital component of self-care. That’s because in work or in our personal relationships, poor boundaries can lead to resentment, anger, and burnout.
A few reasons why Healthy Boundaries are important:
- To practice self-care and self-respect
- To communicate your needs in a relationship
- To make time and space for positive interactions
- To set limits in a relationship in a way that is healthy
How do you know if you need to work on your boundaries?
- Constant fear of letting others down
- You say “yes” to a person when you want to say “no”
- Modifying your sense of self to fit those around you
- Accepting sexual advances or touches that you don’t want
Anxiety can feel relentless. We live in a time where we are often being pulled in many directions. We are asked to wear many hats. Anxiety keeps you in your head and away from the present moment. Anxiety will often have us worried or fearful of the future and what may happen – so we try to control it.
I work with my clients to identify how anxiety shows up for them physiologically, and identify ways your body can support you instead of take-over. I work with you to find presence and mindfulness to do more than just interrupt anxiety. Identifying triggers and past experiences that contribute to anxiety can help create an understanding for why the anxiety is happening and support you in being in the here and now.
Depression can often feel layered and complex. Getting to this website may have taken all of your might. It may feel like numbness, exhaustion and disconnection from yourself and others. I will work with you to face living in an uncertain world while building resiliency and tools you can bring into your day to day life. With the right support, you can restore your aliveness by evoking effective change.
I work with my clients somatically to find physical awareness and felt sense to the emotions and sensations in the body. By working with the body and emotions – we can work together to find ways to regulate your nervous system and reconnect you to your values and purpose.
Trauma is caused by an overwhelming event or events that surpasses one’s ability to integrate emotions. Trauma can be the cause of a catastrophic event or multiple experiences in which one’s central nervous system is overwhelmed. In the words of Bessel Van Der Kolk “Trauma is not the story of something that happened back then. It’s the current imprint of pain, horror and fear living inside of people.”
Unprocessed trauma can manifest in many ways, such as, lack of motivation, feeling stuck or unable to move forward in life, emotional dysregulation and/or hypervigilance and countless physical ailments – just to name a few. Trauma dysregulates the central nervous system which can trigger one into fight, flight or freeze creating disconnection from one’s spiritual, emotional, mental and physical being.
Trauma therapy is aimed at treating the full body affects of your experience(s). I work with my clients to process trauma through a combination of Talk Therapy and Somatic Therapy. My goal is to meet you where you’re at while giving you the tools to find safety in your body, regulate your nervous system and create a deeper and more meaningful way of life. Post Traumatic Growth is my passion and purpose. I empower my clients to restore their aliveness and find themselves outside of their Trauma.
The loss of a loved one, relationship and/or job can change you. Learning to live with it is often deeply painful and surprising. You will be asked to re-learn parts of yourself and coping abilities. It takes time to navigate. As they say, grief ebbs and flows like the waves of the ocean. Some waves are bigger than others. Talking about your grief is a life raft.
There are different ways I work with my grieving clients. As someone who has experienced sudden and complex loss/grief I can say there is no graph, timetable or schedule. I work with my clients around accepting the reality of their loss, experiencing and processing the pain of grief, adjusting to their new normal and finding ways to remain connected to the person who has died.
The focus of existential therapy is to help people face anxieties of life and to embrace the freedom of the choice humans have and taking full responsibility for their choices. I incorporate spirituality into my practice to help my clients live more authentically. I encourage clients to take ownership of their lives, to find meaning and to live fully in the present.
Individuals who are interested in self-examination and who view their concerns as issues of living rather than symptoms of a psychiatric illness are more likely to benefit from this style. Existential therapy is also well suited to those facing issues of existence, for example, those with a terminal illness, those contemplating suicide, those going through a transition in their life, or individuals grappling with their own existence after losing a loved one.
Relationships can often trigger wounds we’ve developed throughout childhood and beyond. Exploring your needs, communication style, attachment patterns and inner child are just some of the ways we can work together to find the choices and actions in relationship.
Feeling connected and loved in your relationship with others can often trace back to your relationship with yourself. We will work together to connect you with your own insights, values and core beliefs and how they effect you physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
“Love is a vessel that contains both security and adventure, and commitment offers one of the great luxuries of life: time.”
– Esther Perel