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Life can be challenging, stressful and overwhelming. It’s easy to feel lost, powerless and alone, not knowing where to turn for help. It’s during those times that I am here to offer you support, encouragement, and hope while helping you get through a difficult time in your life, to facilitate growth and emotional healing, to assist you in resolving issues, regaining control of your life, and to provide you with tools to bring about positive change, to help you take responsibility for your happiness, eliminate the stories that no longer serve you, and truly believe in the abundant possibilities surrounding you, while catapulting you into creating the successful, content, fulfilling and productive life you want and deserve. There are few challenges in life that I haven’t experienced. Because I can relate to your situation, and understand what you are going through, I will help you overcome obstacles and get past your struggles. There is no reason for you to go it alone.

Although I work with clients who come to me with issues regarding depression, anxiety, divorce recovery, grief and loss, and relationships (including premarital counseling), or needing guidance in changing careers, my specialties are PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and domestic violence. I use a unique, life-changing technique that yields permanent results in a very short time, for overcoming depression, anxiety, phobias and fears, and Post-Traumatic Stress (which can be caused by any traumatic event). To learn more about the modes of  therapy I use, click on the “Therapies” page (above).

Working through your thoughts and emotions can create a newfound freedom to be who you were meant to be. Experience the journey to a new life through self-discovery, positive change, emotional healing, with a sense of self-acceptance, self-confidence, self-worth, empowerment, meaning, direction, and purpose. Allow me to walk along side you on your journey. You deserve to be happy, and I want to help you achieve happiness. Call now for a free consult.

 

 

 

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Five Ways to Prioritize Self-Care During the Holidays

  1. Exercise!  Exercise is a natural mood-booster, helping to reduce stress, promote concentration, and kick depression to the curb. In only 10 minutes of exercise, your brain will begin to produce serotonin and dopamine—the same hormones targeted by antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications. The holidays are busy, and it’s easy to skip your workout in order to make time for seasonal activities… but even if you can only carve out time for a 10-minute walk, it’s important to maintain the healthy habit of daily exercise.
  2. Get grateful. The simple act of asking yourself, “What am I grateful for?” promotes the development of serotonin and dopamine in your brain… even if you can’t come up with an answer! Get into the habit of thinking of something you’re grateful for at the end of every day—it will help keep you grounded in the spirit of the holiday season, while promoting a more stable and upbeat mood.
  3. Sleep well.  Staying up late to wrap presents or to enjoy the company of friends and family at a party is par for the course during the holiday season. But don’t let your late nights get out of hand. Lack of sleep can cause weight gain, irritability, and heightened stress levels. If you’re having difficulty sleeping, eliminate caffeine after 2 p.m., exercise daily, and avoid eating for at least three hours before going to bed.
  4. Avoid emotional eating and drinking. The holidays aren’t joyful for everyone. Whether grieving the loss of a loved one, anticipating tense interactions with family, or experiencing financial hardship, the holidays often go hand-in-hand with higher stress levels and hard-to-handle emotions. And that’s okay… but allow yourself to feel these feelings, rather than use food or alcohol to avoid them. The more you sit with your emotions, the easier it will get to process them in a productive way.
  5. Stay present in the moment.  Each moment is a gift… that’s why they call it the present. Give yourself the gift of the present moment this holiday season. When you begin to get sucked into the stress of party planning and baking and shopping and wrapping… stop, and focus on something you feel good about right there in that moment.

Remember, most of the standards we hold ourselves to during the holiday season are self-imposed. Instead of creating stress, give yourself permission to sit back and relax a bit more. Ten, 20 or 30 years from now, you won’t remember that pecan pie you baked from scratch, or how you wrapped each gift with a perfectly spiraling ribbon; you’ll remember the good times you spent with your family and friends, laughing, and making memories.

 

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