Your Private, Safe Therapeutic Environment
I chose a small private practice as it allows me time and energy to provide creative, energetic, client-centered care for You. My belief is that you already have within you the emotional intelligence you need to design for the kind of life that you want to live — internally and externally. I would like to help you discover and renew your strengths, use your resilience and determination and free yourself from self-defeating thoughts and behaviors.
I specialize in BrainSpotting, a powerful somatic therapy that can help you rid yourself of emotional impulses, anger and depression. I use BrainSpotting with other therapies, especially mindfulness cognitive behavioral therapy. These approaches can organically clear obstacles that hold you back by using the brain, body and spirit’s ability to adapt and change.
To be nobody–but–yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight. e.e. cummings
…to which I add “and never stop fighting.”
More About Me
I have a bachelor’s degree from Florida Metropolitan University and a master’s degree (MSS) in (clinical) social work from Bryn Mawr College. During a previous residence abroad, I took courses in business, art therapy and teaching through programs at Boston University in Belgium and the Ecole des Arts, also in Belgium. I have also studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. In my alone time, I do mixed media art.
Professional Activities and Memberships:
Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology
CHADD The National Resource for ADHD
American Hypnosis Training Academy
National Association of Social Workers
Companions in Therapy, Dexter and Piper.
I support Mental Health Awareness and Advocacy and Ending Stigma. Learn more at theravive.com