“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated”-Maya Angelou

I specialize in a therapy aimed at reducing the effects of stress related issues and related disorders such as depression, anxiety, anger, excessive worrying, PTSD, Fibromyalgia, addictions of all kinds, phobias, psycho-somatic body pain.

I find that most mental health symptoms have their origin from stressful or shocking events rather than being deficits or disorders. These symptoms can effectively and rather quickly be resolved through Somatic Experiencing(SE®), a body focused therapy that helps re-regulate the nervous system. Using SE® techniques together we redirect your nervous system to re-gain emotional balance from an earlier stress-related experience Somatic Experiencing, which is typically the actual source of your self-defeating behavioral patterns.

I find that most mental health symptoms have their origin from stressful or shocking events rather than being deficits or disorders. These symptoms can effectively and rather quickly be resolved through Somatic Experiencing(SE®), a body focused therapy that helps re-regulate the nervous system. Using SE® techniques together we redirect your nervous system to re-gain emotional balance from an earlier stress-related experience Somatic Experiencing, which is typically the actual source of your self-defeating behavioral patterns.You could find great value in therapy if you or your loved ones;

  • Feel stressed, depressed, or hopeless.
  • Fear change.
  • Overwhelming grief.
  • Having conflicts within your family.
  • Inability to set good boundaries.
  • Going through separation or divorce.
  • Need help with your child’s behavioral, emotional or school problems.
  • Need help communicating with or caring for an elder parent.
  • Unhappy with your marriage or primary relationship?
  • Curious how to improve or create an intimate relationship?
  • Experience severe emotional stress or anxiety.
  • Feel peace, satisfaction, occasional joy are beyond your reach.
  • Have eating, sleeping, or sexual problems.
  • Have panic or anxiety attacks.
  • Feel stuck in an abusive relationship.
  • Have a life threatening illness such as cancer.
  • Have debilitating fear, shame, low self-esteem, anger or guilt.
  • Are concerned about alcohol, drug use or any other addictions.
  • Experience profound mood swings.
  • Experience flashbacks, or PTSD.
  • Thoughts of suicide.
  • Have an overwhelming fear or worry that you can’t release.
  • Going through midlife crisis/midlife transition.
  • Have fears about your own death or the death of a loved one.
  • Feel like you’re wasting your life.
  • Behave in self-destructive ways.
  • Show problems with inappropriate behavior.
  • Enjoy risk-taking or dangerous behaviors.
  • Feel deep dissatisfaction with your job.
  • Have persistent conflicts with co-workers.
  • Wonder about the direction and meaning of your life.
  • Are you often sick or have chronic health problems (headaches, stomach, neck or back pain, M.S., asthma, fibromyalgia, etc.)?
  • Trouble coping with any type of stress?
  • Are undergoing divorce or separation.
  • Have survived a trauma, accident, but still feel unsettled as if “waiting for the other shoe to drop”.
  • Have unexplained fatigue or lack of motivation.
  • Have continual feelings of loneliness or isolation.
  • Are disturbed about your sexual functioning or activities.
  • Have unusual eating patterns.
  • Overly sensitive to criticism.
  • Have experienced a major injury or illness in the past.
  • Experienced sexual or physical abuse.
  • Have major trust issues.
  • Extremely self-critical.
  • Do you feel you abuse alcohol or drugs.
  • Does your family think you have an alcohol, drug, gambling or shopping problem?