If you want to learn how to feel happier and live your life with greater ease, I can help you.
Our work together will focus on improving the quality of your life. Although what motivates someone to begin therapy varies greatly from person to person, the end result of our sessions is generally the same. People feel less anxious, less overwhelmed, less reactive and have a more satisfying life overall.
Therapy is usually short term. People often feel it’s helpful to meet for 90 minutes, which is twice the length of traditional sessions. Although this isn’t necessary, people usually feel that once they set aside time to physically get to the session or be available for remote sessions via Skype or Face time sessions they want the additional time to maximize their efforts and experience change sooner. Since therapy isn’t a one side fits all process, our work together is unique to match your needs and my abilities in whatever time schedule is most helpful to you.
My practice is focused on mindfulness and a cognitive behavioral approach to well being. At the same time I have a specialty in neuropsychology, which allows me a greater depth of understanding of cognitive processes and how one’s strengths and weaknesses impact daily life.
Additional Services Available:
Supervision and Practice Management for Mental Health Professionals:
Looking to take your practice to the next level? Professional supervision to mental health professionals is available for individual cases as well as general business practices such as finding your ideal client, strengthening treatment skills, scheduling and billing practices.
Neuropsychological evaluations provide insight into a person’s cognitive functioning. It helps us to better understand our strengths and weakness as well as specific cognitive abilities, problem solving skills, executive functioning abilities such as organization, planning, and time management, language, memory, attention, visual spatial processing, and overall emotional functioning. It is also useful in determining a baseline for future comparison as well as uncovering particular diagnoses if relevant. Evaluations are available for adults as well as students beginning as young as first grade.
Raising our children to be happy, healthy individuals who make good decisions can be hard at times. In addition to creating a support system or village, parents find it helpful to strengthen their ability to be kind and firm at the same time. Families are happier when we connect first and then direct. In other words when we as parents are able to respond lovingly rather than “react” based on our own history or low mood. Sessions can include all or just one family member.
Often our situations can be complicated and it’s helpful to get a different set of eyes to review our situation. Parents frequently find getting a second opinion helpful in understanding testing done by others, CORE Evaluations and/or supports provided by schools or other professionals. Individuals and professionals also find it helpful to consult with me regarding specific diagnoses and treatment approaches.
With therapy clients find inner peace, which looks a lot like this:
A tendency to think and act spontaneously.
An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.
A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.
A loss of interest in judging other people and yourself.
A loss of interest in conflict.
A loss of the ability to worry. (This is a very serious symptom)
Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.
Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature.
Frequent attacks of smiling.
A tendency to let things happen rather than to make them happen.
An increased susceptibility to the love extended by others.
With permission adapted slightly by Sashkia Davis www.symptomsofinnerpeace.net