*I do NOT take insurance* *I see teens and adults*
Do you ever get tired of that little voice in the back of your head telling you that you are not good enough? Do you ever feel overwhelmed by life in general? Maybe you are tired of living up to other people's expectations and you are not even sure what you want. A part of you is probably wondering if therapy even works.
From our very first session, you get to drop the pretense and just be you. If you are looking for a therapist who just sits there and says, "how does that make you feel" we probably will not be a good fit. My approach is more pragmatic. I help my clients understand that if they continue to do the same actions, chances are, they are going to get the same results and there will be no progress or growth.
If your teen is the one that needs therapy, please do not hesitate to contact me. The sooner your teen deals with her/his issues or stressors the fewer problems it could cause in the future. Please note that I also have a Master's Degree in School Adjustment Counseling.
I am trained in several approaches such as CBT, Brainspotting, Motivational Interviewingand DBT which can help you create insights into your actions, feelings and emotions. You will be able to clarify your goals for therapy, identify unhealthy patterns which keeps you stuck and learn new tools for effective communication and relationship building.
Working together, we will develop new tools that can identify your triggers and ways you can cope with them. We will also explore how your presenting issues are affecting you emotionally, physically and mentally and you will be able to have more control over your reactions to situations and your feelings. We will also identify what it is that is keeping you stuck and develop new ways for you to manage your life's challenges.
I specialize in working with people who are stressed out professionals, graduate students and teens. I help my clients understand their triggers as well as ways to cope so that they can feel more confident on a daily basis. I also specialize with working with Caribbean and African populations ( I am from Barbados) and I am able to understand those cultural challenges ( pray can only help you so much. You need a therapist).
Feeling curious about what it might be like to work with me? I would love to hear from you. I know how very important it is to have a therapist who is the right fit. I offer a complementary 10 minute phone call so that we can briefly get to know each other.