Calling all artists, musicians, and out-of-the-box thinkers! The life of the creative might be envied by those who have assumed more traditional roles, but as much as such a lifestyle is romanticized, it can come with unique challenges too. Whether you’re feeling stretched too thin or going through a creative dry spell, I hope to help creative clients reconnect with the parts of yourself and the world from which you draw inspiration and fulfillment.
If you’ve just started the semester or are counting the days until you get your degree, you’re likely familiar with the feelings of fatigue, overwhelm, stress, and exhaustion that accompany student life. (Not to mention the copious amounts of caffeine.) I hope to help you gain a greater sense of confidence and clarity as you balance conflicting demands, navigate new relationships, and make decisions that will impact your personal and professional future.
You don’t need to be a therapist, nurse, or teacher to identify as a helper. (But if you are, keep reading!) “Bleeding hearts” value giving of themselves to others and may go above and beyond to do so. Sometimes, when clients fuse too tightly with this identity, they risk letting their own needs and desires fall by the wayside. I hope to be a source of support while you learn to better protect your time, energy, and emotional reserves.
Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are those born between 1980 and 2000, in the middle of Gen X and Gen Z, and the biggest cohort in US history. Having come of age during technological advances, globalization, and economic disruption, Millennials tend to marry later, rent not own, delay big purchases, and live at home with their parents longer. The burdens clients of this generation face are heavy, but so is their tenacity to overcome them.
Over-Achievers feel unsatisfied with an internal drive to accomplish more. While high performers focus on quality of an outcome, over-achievers stress getting things done, no matter the cost. Striving to reach our goals isn’t a bad thing; it allows us to flourish in academic and work settings, generate ideas, and gain experience. But, when we become too focused on being successful, we risk neglecting our needs and the needs of those we care about.
Perhaps no individual has more influence over a child than his or her primary caregiver. The National Academy of Sciences delineates four major responsibilities for parents: maintaining children’s health and safety, promoting their emotional well-being, instilling social skills, and preparing children intellectually. The expectations we have for ourselves as mothers vary widely, and I hope to help you meet them with flexibility and grace.
Those who live their lives with the aim of pleasing others or seeking their approval may struggle with stress, anxiety, and overwhelm. Instead of recognizing their inherent value and worth, a people-pleaser goes to great lengths to obtain this validation from others. This can take the form of avoiding confrontation; believing that caring about yourself is wrong; taking blame for others’ problems; or having a poor understanding of boundaries.
Are you on the verge of quiet quitting? From burnout to WFH life, it’s not unusual to encounter difficulties at work that at times can feel all-consuming. Over the last several years, we’ve had to adapt the way we perform our jobs and are feeling increasingly disgruntled or at our wit’s end. I’ll work with clients to identify and explore opportunities that they may have overlooked and make small changes to improve satisfaction in the workplace.
You may have heard someone referred to as a “Type A” or “Type B.” Perhaps you’ve even used these terms to describe yourself. Type A personality refers to individuals who tend to possess traits of competitiveness, impatience, strong personal drive, and irritability. Together we can explore the origins of these traits and how they may or may not be serving you, as you come to develop a more comprehensive, well-balanced self-view.
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