I specialize in anxiety and stress management, and while we can’t stop all stressors from happening, we can change the way we relate to them. Mental wellness and mindful wellbeing deserve to be much higher on your priority list - it’s the foundation to everything!
One of my biggest passions is seeing people live in alignment with themselves, fully embracing and loving who they are and radiating that into the world around them. Society seems to try to extinguish this at every turn. We have a lot to unlearn, and this is where I come in.
First things first is a lot of de-conditioning, and from there we can discover who we really are and re-download a more helpful operating system for our mind (I teach Mindfulness and Dialectical Thinking! Be sure to check out my Blog Posts for more on this.)
Our modern world is polarized into ‘action’, ‘do more’, perfectionism and hyper-individuality, to the extent that we are frying our circuits. And while it IS important to take action and achieve goals, you can quickly see the harm caused by polarization into this ‘go go go, be on top’ mentality. (Warning: I geek out over balancing polarities in life, and finding the ‘Middle Path’ as Zen Buddhism teaches). When we live in extremes, problems start to arise.
I have always been a lover of nature, of which we are an integral part. While studying psychology in undergraduate, it dawned on me that sustainability in personal mindset and wellness leads to sustainable habits and behaviors, and this carries further to sustainability for our beautiful planet. If we can learn to balance the mind, it will translate to our relationship with each other and with nature. In order for us to be able to take care of our natural environment we have to learn to take care of each other, which starts with taking care of ourselves.
After receiving my B.S. in Psychology and Master of Social Work with a specialty in Mental Health, I went on to become a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™ This form of therapy (which really is a way of life, centered in Mindfulness) underlies much of the work I do, and the tools and practices within it are ones that I also personally use in my daily life.
My mission has always been to leave this world better than I found it, and I find so much meaning through authentic human connection. I love sharing the tools I was privileged to learn in my career, some of which have actually been around for thousands of years. These tools have also assisted me personally in coping with the stress and anxiety that comes along with this life, and have helped me find more calm in a chaotic world.
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