Services

Counseling + Coaching

My holistic approach to counseling is a blend of eastern and western schools of thought – I like to think my clients get the best of both worlds!

I believe in focusing on strengths to get through hard times. I’m less concerned with labeling you with specific disorders or pathologies, and more interested in how to get you moving forward to feel better. My philosophy is rooted in the idea that your thoughts and perceptions shape how you feel, and that changing how you feel is achievable when you learn to think differently. In psychology terms, I draw from person-centered therapy, positive psychology, solution-focused brief therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy

When clients desire a more mind-body approach, sessions may incorporate yoga, mindfulness, and meditation guidance.  These sessions are informed by my training as a yoga teacher, independent studies in Buddhist psychology, and training in Somatic Experiencing.

Coaching sessions are designed to move my clients forward in meeting their goals. This form of collaboration is for clients looking to take action, to be held accountable, and to gain a fresh perspective on their struggles.

Helping people make peace with their thoughts through counseling and yoga.

Common concerns by clients include:

  • Relationship difficulties / dealing with difficult people / dating coaching
  • Work and school related stress
  • Anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Addiction and recovery
  • Creative blocks / performance anxiety / wanting to perform at a higher level

Creatives

Perhaps your creative talents are admired and celebrated by friends and family, but you sometimes sabotage your own happiness and success. Or maybe you just find yourself stuck in a rut, lacking the inspiration to produce within your artistic capability.

Reconciling who we are with who we are capable of becoming isn’t an easy, singular task, but finding a safe, grounded place is critical in order to uncover these new paths forward. Together, we will figure out where you are in your journey and without judgment, find a deeper understanding about the self-defeating thought patterns and habits that have held you back.

If you have felt stuck and long to break free, take solace! Many of my clients have found that they begin to feel better as we work each week – finding more and more energy as we discover their truth. Creative ideas on how to move forward can begin to flow just by breaking this long- standing inertia.

Having worked in the music industry, I understand the unique challenges and struggles of the creative class. I mesh particularly well with creative professionals of every flavor, from musicians and writers to entrepreneurs and people in high tech (as well as their significant others). Performance anxiety, holding on to your identity as an artist while trying to make a living, relationships strained by distance on tour and long practice schedules — you’re not alone, and I can help you work through this and achieve your dreams!

Talk Yoga

Do you ever think that you need time to slow down and reflect because life is moving so fast? Do you feel agitated but don’t know why? Are you trying to break old habits with little success?

Stick-Figure-Sun-SalutationBy learning yoga and mindfulness techniques, you might find more calm and clarity in your life. Yoga helps us slow down and become more self-aware. When you are able to take relaxing breaths and be more present, it is easier to catch ourselves before we get off track.

Talk Yoga sessions range from a more structured “30 minutes of counseling, 20 minutes of yoga” style to a counseling session with bits of breath work and mindfulness techniques interwoven.

If you want to learn how yoga and mindfulness can help you feel better, then we will work together to create a personalized home practice tailored to your needs. This type of therapy includes yoga postures, breathing exercises, guided imagery, and meditations. When we connect in this way to our own wisdom, we may find that channels for creativity unexpectedly open and new energy is at hand.

 

Benefits of Talk Yoga

Unknown-12Improved flexibility, increased body awareness, and tranquility of the mind are the more obvious goals of yoga. Yet, yoga therapy does so much more for your physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. Some of these benefits are:

  • Re-shape unhealthy habits
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Relax the mind
  • Improve mood and relieve anxiety
  • Reduce stress
  • Support a healthy immune system
  • Improve hormonal health
  • Release muscle tension

Fees and Payments

The fee for a session is $200.

I am not on any insurance panels and am considered an out-of-network provider. Upon request, you will be provided with a monthly statement to submit to your insurance company for potential out-of-network reimbursement. Please contact your insurance company for questions about coverage and reimbursement rates.