Compassion, Connection, Creativity
"The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives." - Esther Perel
Improving relationships results in more success in life. Applying scientific discoveries in neurobiology to counseling can speed up the process of getting unstuck in our relationships and in our lives. The brain is remarkably efficient, saving time and energy by predicting how we should respond to a situation based on past (often unconscious) learning. This can cause problems when our predictions are wrong.
We begin by examining the effectiveness of your relationships to this point and uncover areas needing improvement. These are often unconscious because we've been doing them for so long. We didn't learn these behaviors by accident. They were a brilliant adaptation to our childhood. Basically, we were programmed. However, what worked in childhood is often not as effective in adulthood. Like an athlete improving their game, we can change habits and behaviors that no longer serve us. Understanding how the brain works and harnessing its ability to change can transform a life.
My sincere desire is to help you create a life that brings you joy. That starts with compassion for ourselves and others. We all fall short at times. What matters is that we keep going. Creating meaningful connections is vital to not only our happiness but to our very survival. Valuing and nurturing relationships is a priority. Creativity is the spice of life. It makes work fun, play even more fun and keeps relationships sizzling and content.
In addition to a Masters Degree in Counseling, I am trained in Relational Life Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Compassionate Inquiry and Memory Reconsolidation. Let's get rid of anything that's been getting in your way and replace it with skills for success and happiness.
You are Not Alone
We don't get to choose what happens to us, but we have all the power when it comes to what we do as a result. I will work with you to help you find compassion for yourself and others, especially any children that are impacted by these changes. Compassion is the first step in recovery from pain.
It is possible to survive whatever life brings and come out stronger, and with dignity and respect for all.
How we treat one another creates the world we live in.