Serving those in need
Life is amazing, but it also can be messy and painful. I work with individuals, adolescents or adults, who are in stressful situations, feel anxious, or are making a life change. For some this could be a rough patch that they need help navigating. For others, something larger may be disrupting their daily life. My specialty is helping people who have experienced trauma and may be suffering with PTSD.
Like exercise, counseling comes in different forms and having the right fit is essential for your growth. I take a holistic approach, acknowledging how physical health and mental wellbeing are intertwined. I also am willing to bring in a spiritual component based upon your own personal needs and beliefs. My therapeutic style is based on ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy), which has its roots in cognitive behavioral therapy. This is a mindful based approach that promotes greater psychological flexibility and awareness in order to move in the direction we desire most in our life. Learning to let go of what binds us can create greater clarity and enable us to make better choices to live the life we want to live, not the life we feel stuck living.
110 s. 20th st.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Areas of Practice
Anxiety- Anxiety is the epidemic of our age affecting more than 40 million people in the United States. Having anxiety can be life altering, even in less severe forms, anxiety can limit one’s full potential. Anxiety is highly treatable using different evidence based protocols like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Exposure Therapy. Through talking and discovering the different factors causing the anxiety and then implementing strategies, many people experience alleviation of their symptoms if not complete remittance.
Pilates & therapy
Pilates is often not recognized as a mindful exercise but this is a misconception. Pilates creates a habit of attention to what your body is doing and feeling and helps develop the capacity to be aware. Traditional modes of therapy can be integrated with Pilates that is tailored uniquely to the clients needs. Movement in any form is essential for mental health. Pilates movement specifically cultivates greater awareness which flows into the movements of daily life. After several sessions people generally notice that when they are going about their day they are more aware of how their body is moving and feeling and experience greater strength and control.