There is no one fix all approach to counseling; I believe that personalizing counseling to the individual is the key to personal progress, whatever that definition may be for you. What I can offer is to shine some light on your path to help you navigate and reflect on your adventure. The techniques I gravitate to are Client-Centered, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative, and a collaborative approach.
I hope to guide you to utilize your inner strengths to create your personal goals and strive to reach them. During guided self-reflection and processing of life events, people can gain the confidence to shape what is within their control to mold their future and feel grounded in the now.
I originally was studying to become a medical doctor of physical therapy, because I had enjoyed that time in recovering from dance injuries. Eventually, I discovered that what I had enjoyed most from attending physical therapy was the connection I built with that therapist and the emotional impact it had on my life. I wanted to dive into that and make that my focus.
My previous experience as a member of the dance community (ballet, jazz, modern, and hip-hop) for over 20 years provided me with specialized skills to recognize and assist those suffering from perfectionism, self-esteem struggles, and disordered eating by facilitating body confidence, self-acceptance, and coping strategies.
I want to give back to the dance and athletic community for all the support and strength it provided me over the years.
School of Unlearning: A Therapist's Guide to Memory Reconsolidation, Grief and Healing - This approach is a nice bridge/balance between CBT and mindfulness in thought process challenging with clients.
DBT Acceptance Skills Training Part 1 & Part 2
Oppression of Connection- Examining the Impact of Racism on Couples
My passions in life beyond dance include playing video games, creating art, tinkering with fashion, baking, and exploring my new home (Austin, TX) with my partner, especially coffee houses and eateries.