You are free to start again.
Recover and find your true self without compromise.
It all starts with a single step.
Emerge from the cycle of being stuck.
Unearth what you desire.
Immerse in your path forward.
Discover and live your true self.
The lotus flower symbolizes mental health and wellbeing. It grows in muddy water but emerges clean and resilient.
Like the lotus, people can overcome mental health challenges and become stronger and more resilient. The lotus suggests we release negativity and embrace our inner potential. By doing so, we cultivate strength to help with life’s challenges and with our own thriving.
Just like the lotus.
“No mud, no lotus” — Thich Nhat Hanh
When life feels overwhelming, stressful, or sad, and you feel out of control by all the thoughts circling in your mind, pause. Breathe. And remember this: You are welcome to start again.
Regardless of the circumstances that led to seeking help, you’ll be able to take clear and decisive steps forward. You will access new possibilities for growth and progress.
Asking for help is a sign of bravery. Seeking support means you’re open to reaching your full potential and living a life you truly love.
You’ve come to the right place—I can help.
“Keep going, keep going. Let the skies surprise you. Even when storm water clamors and the winds wreck your shores. You are free to start again. You are free to start again.”
– Morgan Harper Nichol
Using various evidence-based and trauma-informed therapy modalities, with the option to include yoga techniques, I tailor every approach to each individual’s unique situation and goals.
Psychotherapy helps with a wide range of mental and emotional health concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, relationship problems, and more. It provides a safe and confidential space to explore emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. You will develop new coping strategies and skills to emerge and create the life you want to live.
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A highly sensitive person (HSP) has a more sensitive nervous system and is more responsive to internal and external stimuli, such as noise, smells, and social cues. HSPs tend to feel emotions more deeply, become overwhelmed more easily, and may be more sensitive to pain and other physical sensations.
Having this trait means life is filled with vibrant color, deep meaning, and genuine appreciation for the little things. Often, though, this trait is easily misunderstood, and may be deemed by others as a weakness, flaw, or even a symptom of a mental health problem. (Nope, nope, nope!)
I specialize in detecting this trait and helping you better understand your experiences as an HSP. You will emerge feeling more comfortable handling all aspects of your life.
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Eating disorders are complex and can manifest in different ways. They may also overlap with other mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. With the right care and plan for treatment and support, it’s completely possible to overcome an eating disorder – and welcome a comfortable relationship with food and your body.
I specialize in helping with recovery from Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa, Binge-eating disorder, Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID): persistent avoidance or restriction of food due to sensory issues, fear of negative consequences, or other factors.
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For more than 25 years, I have been helping adolescents and adults through some of the toughest parts of navigating today’s diverse, saturated, diet-culture world.
I specialize in helping Highly Sensitive People thrive! My approach teaches HSPs how to strengthen their self-esteem, improve their relationships, and succeed in their career by understanding and embracing their unique qualities.
As an anti-diet advocate, evidenced-based and trauma-informed psychologist, I care deeply about helping to solve the diet-culture and body dissatisfaction crisis. As a Be Body Positive licensed facilitator and Intuitive Eating Counselor, I offer a deep level of understanding, compassion and treatment for recovering from eating disorders and body image complex concerns.
In addition, I am a registered yoga teacher and have received specialized training and certification in yoga integrated psychotherapy for people concerned with or challenged by anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and/or trauma.
My goal is to give you the space, tools, and encouragement to create a life that’s in alignment with who you are.
My hope is for you to emerge with newly recognized freedom and confidence; to feel better in and about your body; recover from an eating disorder/disordered eating, and/or thrive as a Highly Sensitive Person.
Contact me by phone or email to schedule a consultation and learn how we can work together.
We’ll meet and customize an individual plan to help you move forward.
Follow the guidance and plan we create together. Start seeing positive changes and celebrate every success.
From decades of experience, these collections of stories, strategies and tips will support your healing journey, inspire you and raise your self understanding
An essay I wrote later became a chapter in a Women’s Studies book and the inspiration for a documentary movie,
Discover expert-guided skills and strategies created specifically to help you better understand your eating disorder or how to thrive as a Highly Sensitive Person.