When people ask me why I’m a therapist, a lot of reasons come to mind. I have the privilege of walking beside people as they gain deeper awareness and translate it into lasting, meaningful change in their lives. As a therapist, I provide support and encouragement at times when it’s most difficult. I hold hope for healing when it feels impossible. And I do that because I’ve sat on the opposite side of the couch. I know what it’s like to need help and ask for it (which is extremely difficult in itself). Simply put, I’m a therapist because I know therapy works.
My own recovery from an eating disorder and anxiety disorder has led me to my work at a therapist. I work with a variety of issues, but a focus of my practice is eating disorders/disorder eating as well as co-current disorders. In addition to providing individual therapy, I also lead groups at Mindfulpath, one specifically being “Who Am I Without My Eating Disorder?” This is a group that delves into the deeper issues of an eating disorder in order to support lasting recovery, as well as a “Young Adults in Transitions” group that gives space for those to share about the challenges that come along with life’s changes. I blend several techniques based on your needs, including mindfulness and meditation, DBT, ACT, and depth psychology. However, the most important element to therapy is you. The basis is the therapeutic relationship and incorporating your unique needs and goals to create a plan that allows you to heal, grow, and achieve the goals you set in life.
We all need support at times. If you need support, I encourage you to ask for it. You’re welcome to reach out to myself or anyone at Mindfulpath for more information or to schedule a session.