Background and Experience
I have worked for over a decade in multiple settings including non-profit agencies, public schools, home settings and private practice, providing individual adults as well as children and their families compassionate support coupled with real-life tools and strategies to help them when they are in need.
I often employ components of Compassionate-Based Mindfulness, helping clients learn to increase the awareness of their inner thoughts and feelings while simultaneously helping individuals develop a new, more compassionate relationship with themselves and others.
I also have extensive experiences utilizing positive parenting approaching while working with parents to support the well-being and functioning of their children. Some of these children have experienced significant traumas and losses while others may not experienced major trauma but may be, nonetheless, struggling to manage their emotions and behaviors during a particular developmental phase or transitional period. Additionally, I feel confident helping adult clients navigate and work to shift their relationships with their adults siblings and parents.
Based on these experiences as well as additional post-graduate training and study, I consider my strengths and expertise to lie in the areas of parenting and familial relationships as well as Compassionate-Based Mindfulness.
As both a mother as well as a therapist, I bring to this work immense compassion and understanding as well as expertise around navigating the complexities both within ourselves and within our relationships. Life and relationships holds the all the extremes; immense joy and profound love as well as overwhelming frustration and emotional struggle. I am incredibly grateful to be able to offer support to individuals and families as they navigate the huge ups and downs of this complex journey.