It can be tough and confusing being human and having to deal with our human minds (although it’s also fabulous and fascinating and fun).
In my therapy work I help people figure out how to live more peacefully, happily, and productively. We work together to explore what’s working for you, and what is not. I offer clinical expertise, empathy, and direction to help us understand what needs to change and how to make it happen. I believe that my clients have the source of their own healing within and it is my job to help direct and support you in reconnecting with this internal strength.
I like to talk about the real stuff. There’s not much that offends me or freaks me out. Yoga and meditation are ways I’ve found helpful to separate from the on-going internal chatter most of us have and to arrive back in our lives in real time. In my office I’m happy to teach meditation and sometimes I have clients who enjoy starting a therapy session with a few minutes of meditation to help them get centered on what they want to talk about that day.
And for my professional background: I graduated with an MA in Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, CO in 2002. Naropa is a Buddhist-inspired university and my program integrated meditation and spirituality with clinical psychology. I moved to Maine that Fall and worked in social work and crisis counseling. In the Spring of 2007 I began my private practice. I love my work and I love living in Maine.
I’m a member in good standing with the American Counseling Association. I’ve given workshops on Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Skills to Treat Anxiety at True North Health Center in Falmouth, Maine.
In my therapy work I help people figure out how to live more peacefully, happily, and productively. We work together to explore what’s working for you, and what is not.