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.
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?
By 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
Improved 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.