As a licensed integrative psychotherapist, I work to help adults, children, and adolescents by using a combination of techniques including solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), relational psychology, social skills based interventions, mindfulness practice and positive psychology techniques. I take a holistic approach in the work I do with my clients, focusing on the relationship between mind, body, and spirit, attempting to understand and address how concerns in one area of life can manifest in others.
As a client, you will learn about your condition or presenting problem(s) along with moods, feelings, thoughts and behaviors. The therapeutic process helps clients to learn how to take control of their life and respond to difficult situations utilizing healthier coping skills. For children, the work we do together can help to develop problem-solving skills and also teach the value of innate resourcefulness, wisdom and potential.
As a certified positive psychology based coach, I assist my clients to discover what they want in life and help them to unlock their greatest potential to achieve it. Positive psychology based coaching uses scientifically proven approaches to help further empower clients to achieve greater well-being, life satisfaction, and personal mastery. I use a process of inquiry and personal discovery to lead my clients towards the realization of their visions, goals, or desires. I work with my clients to help them move from a fixed mindset to achieving a growth mindset. This process helps them to see challenging situations as opportunities to grow and flourish. Accountability is also critical in sustaining established goals and maintaining one’s optimal well-being.
Coaching sessions can be done face-to-face or remotely, depending on client’s location and preference.
PARENT SUPPORT AND CONSULTATION
Parenting, though rewarding, is considered one of the most difficult and time-consuming aspects of a person’s life. In addition to tending to a child’s daily needs, parents are also generally responsible for helping each of their children develop life skills, social skills, and appropriate behaviors, while accounting for the unique personality of each child. Consultations can provide parents with helpful techniques for dealing with the needs of their children and can vary, from a one-time meeting to monthly meetings.
I provide workshops for small groups, organizations and corporations- teaching the principles of Positive Psychology, a branch of psychology that uses scientific understanding and effective intervention to aid in the achievement of a satisfactory life. It is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experience of love, work, and play. I received my certification in Applied Positive Psychology through the Flourishing Center.
Positive psychology can be summarized in the words of its founder, Martin Seligman, as the ‘scientific study of optimal human functioning [that] aims to discover and promote the factors that allow individuals and communities to thrive.’ Fortune 500 companies, schools, hospitals and various other types of organizations have already adopted the principles of Positive Psychology and Mindfulness techniques. To cope with the ever-changing and stressful environments, they have recognized the importance of investing in principles such as reflection, positivity, engagement and openness and the positive impact it has on employees.
Throughout these workshops, participants will learn about the principles of Positive Psychology and Mindfulness Practice and how best to utilize evidence based approaches to help them flourish both inside and outside of the workplace. The experiences can range from small, one hour workshops to those lasting multiple days and, throughout, participants will learn about the 5 elements of well being: positive emotions, engagement, positive relationships, meaning and achievement. Attendees will also learn clinically proven mindfulness exercises which help minimize stress, maximize well being, enhance creativity and productivity and increase overall satisfaction throughout all aspects of life.