Live your best life!

Have you lost sight of your goals? Feeling unsure about your purpose?
Feeling depressed, anxious or overwhelmed?
Are you looking for clarity? Connection? Confidence?
Are you stuck?
there is hope!

You probably had this vision that your life would just end up perfect, right?

And then you woke up one morning and realized, that things just weren’t working out, that life seemed to be harder, not easier and you were wondering how did I get here?

Life has a tendency to just sneak up on us. Yep. Just like that. You’ve put the time in, the effort, you’ve been diligent, showing up, giving it your all. so surely, everything will come together, eventually….

Or so you thought.

And then it’s 5 or 10 years later and you didn’t get that promotion at work, or you’ve been fighting more with your spouse, the kids don’t want to share anymore, you never got around to finishing your degree, your job is going nowhere, you still haven’t lost any weight even though Lord knows you tried, you’ve settled for the frog, since Prince Charming is nowhere to be found. No matter how much you’ve saved, there still isn’t enough. and on and on.

You’re still trying to find your purpose, the thing you were meant to do with your life. You’re feeling depressed, anxious, bitter, regretful, resentful, worthless, hopeless, trapped, stuck.

These are just a few of the reasons my clients have come to see me for.  Perhaps you’ve got something else going on that you just can’t seem to wrap your brain around or resolve, or get out from under the heaviness, the burden, the trying, maybe even the overachieving.

Whatever it is, no matter how grave or challenging, no matter if it’s big or small, your worries are your worries, and they are important and you CAN get help to make sense of things or to make things better. Your better may not be somebody else’s better. But that’s ok.  Only YOU get to tell your story, and if your story isn’t working for you – guess what? You get to change it.

After all it is YOUR story.

You can have the life you’ve imagined. It is possible when you believe.

I’m here to help. You are not alone!

I can offer you support, guidance, a shoulder to cry on, a witness to your pain, a mentor for dreams and desires, a compassionate heart to walk beside you while you face your fears. Someone to celebrate your accomplishments when you emerge lighter, brighter, wiser, more confident, more clear, more motivated, more whole. And ultimately more peaceful and happier.

These things can happen – if you let them.

Be courageous and take the first step towards a healthier more joyous way of being in the world for you and your loved ones.

Together we can work on creating achievable goals to transform your life – whether for yourself, your partner of your child.  You can pave the way for a radical shift towards emotional freedom, deep connection and authentic expression.

You CAN gain mastery over your destiny so you can live a life full of meaning and purpose!

I offer a trauma informed, compassionate, safe and non judgmental space for individuals and families struggling to cope with every day stressors and overwhelming life situations.

No matter where you are in your journey, we can work together to find solutions that will help lighten the burden and co-create a path forward to a place of acceptance,  hope and possibilities.

If the road thus far has been daunting, lonely or frustrating –
DON’T GIVE UP!
Don’t spend another precious moment of your life in despair.

 

Seek the help and healing that you deserve and imagine freedom from the struggles that weigh you down.

Your story matters and your pain is valid! I am here to support and guide you on your healing journey.


Reach out now. For you. For your loved ones.


We can explore solutions together -


YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO IT ALONE!

Key elements of my approach

Healthy Relationships

We all have basic needs for connection, safety, mutual respect, and a sense of mattering. I help individuals, couples and families identify what's keeping them stuck in patterns that sabatoge real heartfelt communication. My care and concern to make sure each person is heard and seen without judgment offers a pathway for acceptance, transformation and lasting change leading to harmony in daily life.

Mindfulness

I employ a mind/body approach to helping people move from mind chatter that contributes to disconnection to identifying areas in our body where we hold tension and pain. Becoming aware of how thoughts and beliefs affect our physical being is the first step towards integrating the head with the heart. Learning to trust intuition, embracing our physical, emotional and mental aspects allows the flow of energy to manifest in a sense of freedom and peace within. From this place of self acceptance we can best engage heartily in our environment and promote deep connection with others.

Experiential

For true healing to occur, and to move into a happier existance, it's imperative that we feel like our story is acknowledged. I am here to bear witness to how you came to be here today regardless of how painful or scary this may seem to you. While talking about one's experiences is helpful, ultimately for real lasting change to occur, I find that a hands on experiential approach gives individuals the powerful breakthrough in personal transformation. From this comes real opportunity for achieving ones goals and desires. I utilize such interventions as art therapy, play therapy, sand tray, movement and dance therapy, EMDR for trauma release, drumming, Ecotherapy and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

Let me know how I may serve you.

My offerings

Individual therapy

Stress, overwhelm, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, addictions, life in transition are some of the areas I can help with.

FIND YOUR VOICE. FOLLOW YOUR BLISS. LIVE YOUR PASSION.

FAMILY THERAPY

So many families struggle with busy schedules, overwhelm, limit setting and power struggles. Endless arguments, breakdown in communication, exhaustion, and hopelessness are common reasons parents seek out counselling.

FIND SOLUTIONS. GIVE YOUR FAMILY THE GIFT OF THRIVING.

Individual therapy

Stress, overwhelm, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, addictions, life in transition are some of the areas I can help with.

FIND YOUR VOICE. FOLLOW YOUR BLISS. LIVE YOUR PASSION.

FAMILY THERAPY

So many families struggle with busy schedules, overwhelm, limit setting and power struggles. Endless arguments, breakdown in communication, exhaustion, and hopelessness are common reasons parents seek out counselling.

FIND SOLUTIONS. GIVE YOUR FAMILY THE GIFT OF THRIVING.

Children and adolescents

Is your child struggling keeping up at school or experiencing difficulties with peers or in social settings? Anxiety, depression, ADHD, oppositional behaviors, low self esteem, inability to communicate wants and needs are just a few of the issues I have had success in treating

KIDS CAN HEAL AND BE HAPPY. LET THEM KNOW THAT THEY MATTER TOO.

COUPLES COUNSELLING

Communication challenges, loss of intimacy, feeling misunderstood or underappreciated, power imbalances and incompatible habits are common ways relationships start to falter. You are not alone. Being in a committed relationship takes hard work.

REIGNITE YOUR RELATIONSHIP. CREATE THE HARMONY AND DEEP CONNECTION YOU DESIRE.

CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

Is your child struggling keeping up at school or experiencing difficulties with peers or in social settings? Anxiety, depression, ADHD, oppositional behaviors, low self esteem, inability to communicate wants and needs are just a few of the issues I have had success in treating

KIDS CAN HEAL AND BE HAPPY. LET THEM KNOW THAT THEY MATTER TOO.

COUPLES COUNSELING

Communication challenges, loss of intimacy, feeling misunderstood or underappreciated, power imbalances and incompatible habits are common ways relationships start to falter. You are not alone. Being in a committed relationship takes hard work.

REIGNITE YOUR RELATIONSHIP. CREATE THE HARMONY AND DEEP CONNECTION YOU DESIRE.

Online appointments

During the Covid 19 Crisis I am offering secure TeleMental Health sessions. I know these are difficult times for everyone and anxiety and stress are higher than normal. In an effort to help people cope and who have financial need, I have a limited number of sessions with a sliding scale fee. Please ask how I may be able to assist you and if my available slots are full, I will refer you to another therapist in the community.

WANT TO MAKE A BOOKING OR HAVE A QUESTION?

Call me at 1-408-892-6840 or simply inquire about booking an appointment today .

Welcome! I believe in meeting my clients where they are at. There is no pressure or judgment about what’s happened in the past or what’s bringing you to therapy now. We will explore what’s been working for you and what’s keeping you stuck now. We will work together to formulate achievable goals that will serve you in attaining the healing and peace you desire. My approach is solutions focused, practical and collaborative. My training includes a deep understanding of how early childhood experiences inform how we view and interact with the world. Based on theories of neurobiology and research on  neural plasticity, I believe that we are always able to change how our brains react to certain events and stimuli, no matter our age. 
There is always hope. Now is your opportunity to tell your story and live your truth.

I believe in meeting my clients where they are at. My approach is solutions focused, practical and collaborative. My training includes a deep understanding of how early childhood experiences inform how we view and interact with the world. Based on theories of neurobiology and research on  neural plasticity I believe that we are always able to change how our brains react to certain events and stimuli, no matter our age.

It’s time to find solutions NOW! Please reach out for guidance and support... you and your loved ones deserve it.

CALL FOR A FREE 30 MINUTE PHONE CONSULT

Office locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, California and the greater Vancouver area, British Columbia

VIRTUAL SESSIONS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE.