My approach to counseling is integrative. This is a combined approach to psychotherapy that brings together different elements of specific therapies. I believe that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. Rather, each person needs to be considered as a whole and counseling techniques must be tailored to their individual needs and personal circumstances. This approach refers to the infusion of a person's personality and needs - integrating the affective, behavioral, cognitive, and physiological systems within one person, as well as addressing social and spiritual aspects. Essentially, I am not only concerned with what works, but why it works - tailoring therapy to my clients and not the client to the therapy. I aim to promote healing and facilitate wholeness - ensuring that all levels of a person's being and functioning (mental, physical and emotional health) are maximized to their full potential. Please contact me today if you are willing to engage in self-exploration and are open to identifying what factors in your life are either perpetuating problems or are causing current concerns.
I am trained in Heart-Centered-Hypnotherapy. I approach therapy from a deeply caring and dynamically healing perspective and embrace the concepts of self-determination and the belief that every client contains, deeply within their own subconscious mind, the key to their own individual health and healing.
My first task as a Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy clinician is learning how to speak the language of the subconscious mind. In speaking with the subconscious mind of my clients, I can offer them behavioral solutions, insight, empathy and positive affirmations. It is mainly through accessing this deeply personal guidance held within each human being that Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy excels. The subconscious mind contains 90 percent of the mind and within that 90 percent is the deeply held key that unlocks the client’s individual inner guidance. In other words, it is not the therapist, but the subconscious mind of the client which guides the sessions. I have learned to listen to my clients subconscious mind, to sense and to feel exactly where they need to go in order to address the blockages which have kept them stuck in unhealthy patterns.
Hypnotherapy is an effective method for coping with depression, stress, anxiety, pain control, phobias, trauma and post-traumatic stress and more. When you're under hypnosis, you usually feel calm and relaxed, and are more open to suggestions.
Hypnosis can be used to help you gain control over undesired behaviors or to help you cope better with anxiety or pain. It's important to know that although you're more open to suggestion during hypnosis, you are conscious and don't lose control over your behavior.
Please contact me today if you wish to experience this transformative journey in healing. Our offices are a short drive from Ludlow, Springfield and Chester, Vermont.
Group therapy involves one or more counselors who lead a group of roughly five to 10 clients. Typically, groups meet for an hour or two each week.
Group offerings will address issues such as depression, social anxiety, chronic pain, self-esteem, anger, weight loss, smoking cessation or substance abuse.
Joining a group of strangers may sound intimidating at first, but group therapy provides benefits that individual therapy may not. Group members are almost always surprised by how rewarding the group experience can be. Groups can act as a support network and a sounding board. Other members of the group often help you come up with specific ideas for improving a difficult situation or life challenge, and hold you accountable along the way.
Regularly talking and listening to others also helps you put your own problems in perspective. Many people experience mental health difficulties, but few speak openly about them to people they don't know well. Oftentimes, you may feel like you are the only one struggling — but you're not. It can be a relief to hear others discuss what they're going through, and realize you're not alone. Contact us for more information.
I am an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) whom is available to provide supervision to students and post-masters graduates seeking licensure in Vermont. I utilize an integrative approach to supervision. I believe that in the relationship between the supervisor and the supervisee is imperative to growth. This is mutually evolving and empowers both the supervisee and supervisor. As the supervisee develops skills, my role may change from teacher to counselor to consultant. The role is always a response to what the supervisee needs and may change from session to session.
Please call me to discuss your needs.