"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."

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Welcome. Whether you are dropping by because something in your life is not working well or if you feel that it’s time to talk with someone about your suffering, I can help you to navigate difficult feelings and situations to begin the healing process. For the past 20 years, I have helped many people just like you start on a journey that often begins with pain and frustration, but evolves into a renewed sense of peace and well-being. You are at the right place, at the right time. I can help you as you embark on this brand new chapter of life, learning and connecting to the essence of who you really are. As the saying goes, “life is a journey, not a destination.” I can be there to guide you on this ongoing odyssey of discovery. My objective is to help you feel enlightened and more at peace with your life, despite the many challenges that you’ve been experiencing including:

Trauma

If your life has been filled with traumatic experiences, you may not realize that your history and past injuries often cause ongoing pain and haunt you in various ways. Your memories may keep you awake at night – playing over and over in your mind – making you feel emotionally vulnerable and hesitant to trust others (and maybe even yourself). You may be filled with rage, fear or sadness. I can help you get past painful feelings related to your trauma and begin moving toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

Anxiety

It is easy to get overwhelmed by daily pressures and forget to take stock of what is truly important in your life. You may be consumed with fear and dread. You may constantly feel on edge and struggle to relax. You may even be experiencing problems with sleep or worry about how to navigate social situations. Your symptoms may have initially shown up in very subtle ways, but have gradually intensified and manifested in various aspects of your life – from personal relationships and work to negative thoughts and feelings about yourself and life overall. Ignoring the symptoms won’t make them go away. I can guide you through a healing process that can help gradually release you from the bondage of anxiety so that you can get back to enjoying life again. If we work together, I can help you to overcome anxiety.

Life Transitions

Perhaps everything was going smoothly and then seemingly out of nowhere something came along that took you by complete surprise.  Perhaps it was the betrayal of a friend or lover, or you lost your job.  Maybe someone you loved died and you haven’t been able to find a sense of peace about it.  These changes may have caused you to question your choices and left you doubtful about your future.  You may be wondering if you will ever love again or whether you will ever be able to enjoy life. I can help you to work through those feelings and guide you through the inevitable life transitions that we all are sure to face.

Chronic Illness

From the time you first experienced symptoms to the moment you received the diagnosis of a chronic illness, you’ve probably wondered about the many ways your life would ultimately be impacted by your condition. Now you may be looking for a way to make sense of all the adjustments and changes that you will have to make in your life.  Having a chronic illness can impact your friendships, family, career, lifestyle and overall emotional well-being. I provide a safe space where you can talk about all of these changes and the raw emotions that often tend to bubble up inside. I can be that person who will actively listen to your challenges and help you discover solutions that can bring you closer to a sense of peace and normalcy in your life. I can provide a safe and supportive environment where you can be heard. I can also help you to find effective ways to explore and create new chapters amid your personal journey.

I invite you to take the first step toward healing and call my office at 805-494-8777 for an appointment. My goal is to lead you to a more purposeful, fulfilling and happier life overall.