Services

“Mental strength is not the ability to stay out of the darkness. It’s the ability to sit present in the darkness knowing that the light will shine again.”

I specialize in Eating Disorders, Trauma, Anxiety & Depression. My clients come to see me for a variety of reasons-including:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image/Body Dysmorphia
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Obesity/overeating
  • Obsessive Compulsive (OCD)
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Issues
  • Stages of Life Conflicts
  • Stress
  • Trauma

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image/Body Dysmorphia
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Obesity/overeating
  • Obsessive Compulsive (OCD)
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Issues
  • Stages of Life Conflicts
  • Stress
  • Trauma

Counseling Services

Sometimes we have moments where we simply feel stuck. This may be a moment in your life where you feel you would just like to talk to someone.


Eating Disorders are Psychological Illnesses, however Recovery is Possible

The foundation of our work together will be establishing that the eating disorder you suffer from and struggle with is NOT something that you have caused, or somehow brought on yourself. Eating disorders are psychological illnesses, and therefore should be treated on that level.

The road that you have travelled for many years — and possibly decades — has been painful, isolating, and difficult. However, I can assure you that RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE.


Trauma

Trauma doesn’t just “go away,” and it can manifest itself in the body in very unhealthy ways (extreme anger, addictions, etc.). If a person continues to dismiss traumatic thoughts and tries to “let it go” with no success, these thoughts will only come back in a more aggressive manner.


Anxiety

While it is perfectly healthy and normal to feel anxious or nervous in certain situations, an excessive amount of anxiety can have a detrimental impact on an individual’s every day life. When the anxious thoughts or panic attacks slowly become more frequent, it may be time to seek professional help.


Depression

Some say that depressed people are simply “weak” or “lazy”. This is ABSOLUTELY NOT the case. It can be extremely difficult for a person to cope with depression on their own.


Frequently Asked Questions


Can’t I get the support I need from family and friends?

While talking with the people we love can be therapeutic, it doesn’t always allow us to fully process our experiences. Unless they have clinical training and expertise, they may not understand that the issues you are facing cannot be overcome simply by willpower.

I don’t like talking or even thinking about my issues. Will that be a problem?

Not at all. Your reluctance to talk about what is going on in your life is perfectly understandable and justified. Be assured that I will never push you to talk about anything that you are not ready and willing to explore. There are numerous ways we can engage, and we can focus on issues that you are more comfortable addressing. When you are ready, we will get to the root of what is causing you pain at your own pace.

My issues aren’t that big. Why are people in my life recommending I go for therapy?

I have often heard clients minimizing their experiences and comparing their “issues” to others, expressing that it could “always be worse.” We are all human and experience life in different ways. If something is bothering you or you are having trouble “letting it go,” it may be time to meet with a professional.

Can’t I just take medication instead of going to therapy?

I believe that medication can definitely be helpful for some people. However, I also know that it can be used to mask and block emotions, and therefore prevent people from getting to the root cause of their challenges and issues.

After working together, if one of us feels that medication might be an option, we will certainly explore that further. Please note that I do not prescribe medication. I can, however, make recommendations for you to discuss with your psychiatrist or doctor.