If you wish to explore further whether or not I can be of help to you, I offer a free 30-minute consultation as an opportunity to meet with me face-to-face, ask questions about my services (See “Resources” for links to articles that give suggestions regarding questions to ask), and to “get a feel” for whether or not I would be a good fit for you.
What do all of these have in common?
Graduating from high school or college
Changing careers or jobs
Having your first child
They all require going through a “time between times”—better known as a transition. You are no longer what you were, but you have not yet become what you will be. In addition, “what you will be” can often be very unclear. Growing and changing can be a challenging endeavor—leaving you feeling anxious and insecure. Having a guide can be helpful in navigating through decision and transition times.
If you are contemplating a change (such as changing jobs, moving, or divorce) or are already in the middle of a life transition and are feeling overwhelmed or lost in the process, I can provide tools and techniques to help manage anxiety, explore options, and better know yourself.
Accidents . . . loss . . . abuse . . . trauma . . . death . . . these and others are events that can leave you feeling emotionally battered and struggling to navigate your life. Because you live in an imperfect world filled with imperfect human beings, it is natural that you would experience a psychological wound at some point in your life. And just as—on the physical level—minor cuts can become life-threatening under certain circumstances, any psychological wound can trip you up and you can find yourself stuck in patterns that are at best unproductive or counterproductive and at worst destructive.
In addition, we live in a society that is not very good at knowing how to be there for someone who has had such an experience. For example, just about the time you are finally ready to really process the event, those around you often think you should be ready to move on and can become impatient with you or avoid you. Also, most people have no idea what to do or say at such a time.
Trauma and abuse—especially in childhood—have been the focus of my training and in my private practice. I have an extensive knowledge of its effects both on children at the time of the trauma and abuse, and later as they become adults. It is possible to heal from childhood psychological wounds to go on to live a life of greater fulfillment, and the healing process can be difficult. I can provide the support and guidance needed for healing.
Growing and healing usually release resources that you already have within, and they now become available for you to use on your journey toward your truest Self. Becoming adept at recognizing and using these inner resources is a learning process. If you are at this stage and feeling stuck or not sure how best to proceed, I can provide knowledge, tools, and/or wisdom/insight that can help you move forward.