Do not be afraid of growing slowly; be only afraid of standing still. - Chinese Proverb
‘Integrative Pathways Counseling’ reflects my therapeutic style, which is holistic or integrative. I use several different therapeutic approaches when working with clients. I recognize that one therapeutic modality does not fit all and I commit to using whatever approach you and I, together, decide is the best fit for you.
I enjoy working with adults, couples and adolescents. I specialize in Perinatal Mental Health (Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum OCD, Postpartum PTSD, Postpartum Psychosis), Maternal Mental Health, Mood Disorders, Trauma (recent and childhood, PTSD), Grief and Loss, Adjustment (including adjustment to being parents) and Life Transitions. I also facilitate two weekly support groups called ‘Hope 4 Moms.' I created 'Hope 4 Moms' in 2011 for pregnant women and new Moms experiencing emotional distress. For more information about these support groups, click HERE.
In addition to providing in-office counseling services, I also do home visits, public speaking and educational workshops on maternal wellness and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
In my practice I utilize the following therapeutic approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – A therapeutic approach that combines changing one’s patterns of thoughts and behaviors to elicit new and less distressing feelings
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) – An integrated therapeutic approach that uses eye movements to desensitize and reprocess disturbing thoughts and memories
* See video link below of a short, 1-minute demonstration of EMDR.
Splankna – An energy psychology therapeutic approach, based upon Christian precepts, which integrates muscle-testing, Neuro-Emotional Technique, Thought Field Therapy and EMDR
*See video link below of a short, 1-minute demonstration of Splankna.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) – An integrated therapeutic approach that combines mindfulness-based techniques with cognitive techniques to reduce distressing symptoms