More About My Approach
Anxiety can feel overwhelming but learning techniques to manage it is liberating. I use various practices and techniques, rooted in mindful awareness, to help my clients recognize and understand their feelings. Once the belief systems that fuel the anxiety are uncovered, we can work towards a level of acceptance so that clients can slow down their responses to stimuli, calm their nervous systems and settle in to their lives in a more easeful and relaxed state. Freedom from anxiety will open up the world in unimaginable ways!
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
- Anais Nin
In working with relationship issues, I support clients in focusing on themselves in the relationship in order to uncover their unmet needs. I work closely with clients in exploring their emotional triggers so they can identify their needs and gain clarity around how they “show up” in the relationship. All clients have a relational stance that shapes their interactions in relationship. Clients may not realize they are caught in a dance with their loved one and that shifting their moves can change the way the other responds. I support clients in understanding their stance in order to create space for more effective communication, greater opportunities for connectedness and increased intimacy in relationships.
"At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want."
– Lao Tzu
Books to Help with Anxiety
Books to Help with Depression
Books on Mindfulness
At times we may feel that our lives lack meaning. We might wake up one day and realize that we find very little joy in our daily routine. We yearn for deeper connections to others or more fulfilling work/home lives. We may feel that our lives have become unmanageable or burdensome. I help clients build awareness around painful emotions and shift the negative thought patterns that are holding them back. Increased clarity around challenging mental states can shift the impact these feelings have on our lived experiences and lead to more fulfilling lives.
“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
- Brene Brown
MAKING FRIENDS IN ADULTHOOD
Have you ever wondered how people can develop meaningful friendships in adulthood? Do you want to explore the ways in which you relate to others? In her new book, Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make–and Keep–Friends, Dr. Marisa Franco invites us to consider the vital role of friendship in our lives. Research shows that we all have the capacity to cultivate strong and enduring friendships as adults. What are we waiting for? Let’s find ways to meet our need for connection together!
Please join me for a therapeutic book club. Over the course of our 6 weeks together, we will read Dr. Franco’s book and discuss our responses to the ideas she raises in a supportive and encouraging environment.
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
February 1 - March 8, 2023
Meets in-person at HAVN Collective
3329 Sacramento Street, SF
$210 (6 meetings)