Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
I am here to support you in your healing journey to growth, empowerment and well-being. We all have challenges and experiences throughout our life span that can result in us feeling pain, frustration, feeling stuck and other difficult emotions. These experiences can result in us becoming disconnected with our true selves and unable to live life in ways we intuitively know we want to and are capable of. We all have innate wisdom and a natural ability to heal but they are often thwarted by stress, trauma and other challenges. Our mind, body and our nervous system know, whether we are aware if it or not, that we want and need to experience something different .....To experience more integration and a sense of internal safety, which are the essence of well-being.
This quote by Kristin Neff, to me, expresses beautifully the nature of being human and what can lead to true healing, growth and connection with ourselves and others:
The fact that life is painful, that we are all imperfect, is fully accepted as an integral part of being alive. It becomes understood that happiness is not dependent on circumstances being exactly as we want them to be, or on ourselves being exactly as we’d like to be. Rather, happiness stems from loving ourselves and our lives exactly as the are, knowing joy and pain, strength and weakness, glory and failure are all essential to the full human experience.
From Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
by Kristin Neff
"Thriving is our birthright." (Dr. Scott Lyons). I want to help you tap into your mind and body's innate wisdom and ability to heal so that you can connect with your true self and create a more fulfilling life. I am committed to being present with you so that we can gain a deeper understanding of what underlies the challenges you are experiencing and work through them together. We can find ways to support you in feeling safe and whole so that you can increase your ability to take the risks of living life and step more into a place of loving life, thriving and feeling safe in connection with others. By utilizing a variety of therapeutic techniques, I am able to individualize the therapy to meet your specific needs.
If you are ready to address challenges that are arising in your life and navigate your way to a more fulfilling path, I look forward to working with you to create more connection, presence and sense of aliveness.
I am currently full but have a waitlist. If you would like to be on my waitlist please call or email me and let me know.
11555 Los Osos Valley Rd, Ste 210
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405