Individual Counseling

  • Are you tired of the same repetitive patterns running your life?
  • Do you have potential you are not living up to?
  • Do you long to experience a meaningful, sustained relationship?
  • Do you feel encumbered by your past and desire freedom from it?
  • Do you experience anxiety frequently? Depression? Anger?
  • Cultivate unconditional confidence in yourself
  • Experience the joys of healthy intimacy
  • Be spontaneously and authentically you
  • Enjoy your life fully
  • Confidently set boundaries in the interest of you own well-being
  • Replace stress with inner peace 
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues

Anxiety: that fateful friend

Oh anxiety. You seemingly unavoidable scoundrel. How my life would be easier without you constantly nagging at my every thought! Protesting at my every action! Dragging me down in the most inopportune of circumstances!

It is safe to say, I think, that we are all familiar with anxiety. It is a natural byproduct of being born human. I have yet to meet somebody who has managed to escape it entirely. But that certainly is not for want of effort! Many of us compulsively exhaust ourselves in a frantic effort to avoid a head-on experience of anxiety. Unfortunately, the more desperately we engage in this behavior, the more crippling our anxiety becomes. We tend to identify and experience strongest exactly that which we expend the most effort trying to push away. 

The path to freedom is rooted in acceptance. I know it is counter-intuitive, but as we cultivate a relationship with anxiety, we simultaneously begin to liberate ourselves of it. I work with my clients to get back in the driver’s seat. I work with them to generate the strength and resilience to take the reigns from their anxiety so that my client – and not their anxiety – becomes the primary locus of control and agency in their life. 

In our most depressed states, the mere thought of anything outside of our depression is taxing. Depression is characterized by lethargy, heaviness, dullness, hopelessness and despair. It is a black cloud, not just over our heads, but inside our psyches. Each movement is a  movement through quicksand. Cumbersome. Slow. Disappointing.

The way forward is through. That is why so many of us falter. We succumb to our depression, and who can blame us? Those who have been there and know the dread it induces know equally well what the journey to the other side requires of us. 

It involves, in part, a thawing out process. A conscious return to our incredibly difficult feelings. A coming back to ourselves. This process is slow. It doesn’t happen overnight. But if we commit to having a conscious, kind and embodied experience with our own suffering, we can move through it. 

Depression: bring me my bed