Psychotherapy can be a springboard for growth, acceptance and well-being. Reaching out for support is a great act of courage and strength. Therapy encourages an openness and curiosity that puts you directly in touch with the part of you that intuitively knows what you need to grow or heal. Together we will explore your current situation and discover how old patterns and ways of coping might be holding you back. You will learn new strategies that will be the building blocks for creating the changes you would like to see. We’ll openly communicate about how therapy is going and our progress.
- Grief and Loss
- Perinatal issues (mood and anxiety disorders, pregnancy and infant loss, postpartum adjustment)
- Relationship problems
- Adjustment to a new culture
- Mood disorders
Meditation has been well-researched as having stress-relieving effects and health benefits. When practitioners work with their mind in this specific way, it can alleviate suffering, bring a sense of joy, well-being and confidence.
I am a certified meditation instructor through a program led by Susan Piver of the Open Heart Project ( link). Although mediation is a relatively simple concept, it is a tradition that has been transmitted from teacher to practitioner for thousands of years in a very particular way. It is important to seek out an instructor who has been trained to teach meditation and who can support students in their practice as it becomes more and more a way of being in the world versus something they “do”.
If you would like more information about meditation, are interested in learning to meditate and/or would like support to start a regular home practice please reach out. I’m happy to talk with you informally before setting up an appointment.
Meditation instruction is a separate offering from psychotherapy though it can be incorporated into the therapeutic process.