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.
I am an Intensively Certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapist, and have practiced this form of therapy for over 10 years. I have taught and practiced Mindfulness both professionally and personally throughout my career, which I've seen fuel countless clients' resiliency as well as my own.
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 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.
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