Specialties

"The lotus flower emerges out of murky water and grows into a beautiful blooming flower" - Anonymous
"The duty we owe ourselves is greater than that we owe others." ― Louisa May Alcott

I specialize in helping individuals improve communication & assertiveness skills, cope with anxiety, learn mindfulness, and deal with significant life transitions.


Communication Skills including Assertiveness 

  • speak more directly
  • improve listening skills 
  • identify assumptions and possible alternative explanations for behavior 
  • get clear on your needs and ask for what you want
  • stand up for yourself in personal and professional relationships
  • tolerate the discomfort of disagreeing with others


Coping with Anxiety 

  • Develop a compassionate perspective towards your struggles and situation 
  • Identify thinking patterns leading to self-doubt, indecisiveness, and catastrophizing
  • Label physical sensations: heart racing, tightness in stomach or chest, dizziness, sweaty palms, jitters, etc.
  • Notice thinking errors such as jumping to conclusions, all or nothing thinking, mindreading, fortune-telling, emotional reasoning, etc.
  • Use deep breathing, physical exercise, and focused attention to help manage symptoms

Learn a Mindful Approach to Living
  • slow down the fast pace of life
  • experience a greater sense of inner calm and balance.
  • improve self-soothing skills and sense of competence


Transitions in Relationship, Career, and Health

  • Relationship Transitions: dating, engagement, marriage, parenting, break-ups, and divorce
  • Career Transitions: entry to work, career changes, side gigs, move to self-employment or small business development, and retirement 
  • Health Transitions: intense moods, chronic pain, illness, and death