I love working with women from all walks of life. We are so resourceful, yet we can get derailed by anxiety, doubt, and failing to acknowledge our self-worth. This can happen because of past traumas, setbacks and negative experiences, life transitions like divorce and career changes, cultural challenges, midlife and health problems, and so on. When these parts of our lives change, we experience a shift in our sense of self, the roles we play, the masks we wear. How we manage these shifts in our lives determines how we can regain our confidence and balance, and move forward with new meaning and purpose.
I feel drawn to immigrants and other minorities who may not identify with the larger culture or fit into society’s established categories, and are struggling with issues concerning identity, belonging, self-worth, and cultural expectations. I also have a passion for helping people who have a history of trauma and are trying to overcome the negative impact of these experiences in their present lives.
I use mindfulness, Jungian approaches, and psycho-education to help people explore underlying causes for their anxiety. I also use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to help people process past traumatic events so that they are able to move forward with their lives and not stay stuck in the past.