Grounding Sessions & Lifestyle Coaching
to improve stress management for highly Sensitive people (HSP) and empaths
Being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) or Empath means you're more sensitive to day to day stress, other people and your environment. Figuring out the right self care routine that helps you feel grounded and calm is foundational to our work together. We come up with strategies, tools and lifestyle changes that you can institute to keep yourself happy and feeling at ease. I know how difficult it can be to manage the chaos of daily life, and we will work together to create your unique individual plan for daily living.
A huge part of the self development journey is learning about ourselves so that we can become self healers in the process. My goal is for you to learn the tools that work best for YOU. We develop your unique plan and figure out the changes you can make in your life so that you're thriving and not just surviving.
I practice a holistic whole-body approach to psychotherapy and coaching. Understanding the role the body plays in our mood and sense of well being is essential in managing our stress, anxiety, emotional reactivity and general mental health and sense of well being. I blend in somatic techniques and neuroscience (which help us understand why we act and react the way that we do) to help you understand how to track your body and nervous system so that you can make appropriate life changes.
Many HSP live in a world not made for them, and I help HSP figure out strategies to manage overwhelm and make life changes so they're happier, less anxious and are more accepting of themselves and their unique and special nature.
I regularly post interesting resources on my facebook pages. Follow the page that best fits your individual interests.
How we treat our bodies affects our mood and how we feel and react to stress. I post interesting articles on the mind/body connection and uplifting graphics on my FB page Mind Body Therapy
If productivity and goal oriented strategies interest you, I post resources on my Activating Choices FB page.
If relationship and sexuality resources interest you, I post relevant articles on my New York Sex and Intimacy Therapy FB page.
My experience includes working for ten years in program management and logistics, largely for start-ups and universtities, before transitioning to working in counseling and coaching.
MSW (Clinical Master's in Social Work) Smith College, School for Social Work
MA (Master of Arts, Higher Education Administration) New York University
Additional training in Mindfulness & Meditation
Additional training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) when working at the VA
Additional training in Somatic Experiencing
Additional training in Hakomi and it's approach to trauma and mindfulness
Additional training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at USF
Additional training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy