I devote a portion of my practice to dealing with women's issues. These include personal awareness, self-image, caretaking, caregiving, career and family balance, self-care and relational issues.
By emphasizing an interpersonal model, I encourage women to achieve balance and control in their lives. Through personalized counseling I help women of all ages learn to factor in their own needs while dealing with other issues.
Women often struggle with mild depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties or report that they just “don’t feel happy”.
These struggles may occur during life transition times, such as starting a family, having children start school, dealing with midlife crisis, going through menopause, becoming an empty nester, facing job changes or retirement.
When something feels out of balance in a woman’s life, my style of counseling can help:
· bring more joy into your life
· heal old hurts and wounds
· forgive others or yourself
· manage mild anxiety or depression
· learn new ways of self care
· create more realistic goals for life
· examine negative & faulty thoughts
· let go of regrets, bitterness, and resentment
· express feelings in a healthy way
Together we focus on concerns particular to women, from adolescence to old age, such as body image, care taking, career and family balance, victimization and self-care.
Development of more fulfilling couple, parent-child and family relationships is a priority.
I help patients identify themes and develop more adaptive patterns in their lives. I also encourage patients to look at themselves and others in new ways.
I do not claim to be able to treat all mental disorders. Like other Licensed Professional Counselors, I am qualified in psychotherapy techniques. I choose my areas of expertise carefully.
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