Do you find yourself feeling anxious and stressed? Do you feel that no matter what you try, you cannot experience true satisfaction and peace in your day to day life? Do you struggle with feelings of inadequacy or poor self-esteem? Is it hard for you to accept yourself and to feel deserving of care? Have you recently experienced a change in your personal and professional life? Do you feel overwhelmed trying to parent your young children, stressed and anxious about making the right choices to help them lead happy and healthy lives now and into the future? Do you sometimes feel that you no longer recognize yourself as the person you used to be?
If so, you might find it helpful to meet with someone who has experienced these feelings and understands how difficult it can be to manage these feelings of anxiety, stress, and even depression.
Because I have experienced these emotions, I also know that you don’t have to continue to feel this way. In therapy, we can begin to work through the negative thoughts and emotions and develop your strengths, resources, and instincts – increasing your confidence and sense of well-being. Sometimes the most important first step is knowing that you are not alone and that someone is here to listen and hear you talk about your experiences.
I believe that we are often surrounded by a cacophony of well-meaning advice and suggestions that can be difficult to interpret and incorporate into our lives. Struggling to accommodate our own beliefs along with those of the important people in our lives can leave us feeling frustrated and lonely. However, I believe that by changing the way we think about these messages and interactions can change the emotions we experience during them.
When we meet I will prioritize ensuring that you to feel heard and understood and will strive to demonstrate empathy and caring for your thoughts and feelings. From there, I will collaborate with you to change some of your automatic thoughts and assumptions that may be preventing you from accessing your own intrinsic abilities and strengths. Finally, I will work with you to develop plans of action and the skills you feel you need to make the changes you want to make in your life.
Counseling & Professional Experience:
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, with a Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Houston and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University I have worked in the fields of corporate and international law for over seven years before leaving my practice to focus on my children and family. I have previously worked in the University of Houston’s counseling service, where I specialized in issues of depression, anxiety and life skills development.