The time, the circumstance, the story, may be different…but we all have a story.
Sometimes the best intentions go astray because people find it hard to change; this is part of the human condition. Sometimes we make the same mistakes over and over… are you curious about why that is? Why we keep doing things that we know will ultimately hold us back, hurt us, and will have painful consequences? We become experts in self-numbing, we may use food, exercise, work, money, relationships, or drugs and alcohol to stifle physical and/or emotional discomfort. The longer we do this, the more difficult it becomes to remain present in any given moment. We have a great motivation working for us though, which is our desire for happiness. Once we become aware, and once we stop holding on, our emotions can do what they are supposed to…move on.
I support individuals seeking clarity in some area of life, it may be working through complex emotions, or a traumatic experience, trying to change negative thinking patterns, learn new techniques to cope with difficult situations, or focusing on some other area of personal growth. I support individuals in learning how to be present in the moments of their lives. I strive to empower others to be active participants in their own lives, and managers of their own emotions. I utilize our time together to teach skills that you will continue to practice and develop in your everyday life. I believe that the bulk of therapy occurs not in my office, but as you live your life, interacting with others, and making choices in every moment along the way.
I specialize in working with girls & women ages 15 – 75. I know that reaching out for help is hard, but we all need a hand sometimes. I whole-heartedly believe that the connection and relationship between client and therapist is one of the most healing aspects in psychotherapy. Therapy is not one size fits all. I believe women are unique and that our strengths, needs and experiences are unique; my training, and approach are tailored to work with those unique strengths, needs and experiences. I want to help every girl and every woman who doesn’t already know, to know this: You fit here; You belong here; You have worth here; You matter. We matter.
“I want every girl and every woman to have, or to find, the voice to say, “Move over, this is my space and I have things to do…” I want you to live out loud, to be bold, and to be unapologetically you.”
My Specialties Include:
- Anxiety & Stress Management
- Personal Growth
- PTSD/Traumatic Stress
- Weight loss and body image
- Grief & loss
- Relationship & family concerns
- Life transitions and more…
“I Believe a girl should be two things: who she wants to be and what she wants to be.”
Empowered Women Empower Women
400 Massasoit Ave. Suite 105, East Providence, RI 02914