Its important when choosing a therapist to find a good fit, someone who you feel comfortable speaking to and feel confident in their ability to help you. Here's a little bit about me, both personally and professionally, that you may find helpful.
As a mature woman, I have experienced many of life's joys and challenges, including marriage, parenting, divorce, illness and career considerations. All of these experiences contributed to my growth as a human being. I bring the lessons I've learned to my work with clients, with empathy and compassion for their struggles and confidence that they too will find their own path to contentment and success.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I received my Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University, a COAMFTE accredited university. I practice heart-centered hypnotherapy, a form of hypnotherapy developed by The Wellness Institute, one of the oldest and most respected providers of hypnotherapy certification in the country.
I am honored to be a contributing author of The Craft of Family Therapy, by Dr. Salvador Minuchin, one of the founding fathers of the field of Family Therapy. It was an honor to work with this master clinician, as well as with my fellow students and colleagues. Most recently, I served as one of the editors of a videotape archive of Dr. Minuchin's work, which will soon be available to students and clinicians in an online portal.
I have had the honor of presenting my lecture on body image, "The Booby Trap" at Nova Southeastern University's SHSS Talk. The video of this presentation can be seen on my Media page.
In addition to my private practice, I am also a therapist with Galt Ocean Rehab where I work intensively with individuals and families impacted by substance abuse and co-existing mental health disorders.
To complement traditional talk-therapy, I practice and teach a form of yin yoga, the Dao In, and have been a spiritual student for many years, having studied both eastern and western spiritual disciplines. At their core, most religions and spiritual traditions (as well as classic philosophies) share a common theme: Know Thyself. From this place of knowing, right choices and decisions come more easily.
I see my role as a therapist as that of a mirror. I reflect what I hear and see back to my clients, so they are able to see their lives more clearly, without distortion that comes from emotions, fears and old programming. With clear vision, they are able to find solutions within their reach. If you feel my approach is aligned with your needs, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 786.548.2770.