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Tapping is a technique I often teach clients struggling with issues such as anxiety, weight loss, trauma, difficulty processing emotions, and self-esteem, to name a few. The emotional freedom technique of tapping provides relief for several emotional and physical issues, by utilizing the tapping of pulse points on our...

In previous posts, I have written about the importance of self-care and how to practice it. I know that sometimes we may not believe we have time to take care of ourselves, or even have the desire to do so. Therefore, I want to give you a 30-day challenge that you can complete on your own -- to help learn how to put yo...

Anxiety is both a physical and cognitive issue. Anxiety can plague our body and our thoughts -- leading to the tightening of our chests, to us not being able to catch our breath, to cycling negative thoughts. So here I present to you a specific practice to utilize when you experience anxiety, both in your body and in y...

Making decisions can be difficult, especially when we fear making the wrong one. Fear can often get in the way of making a decision, or even trusting ourselves to do so. Below I have laid out some steps that I encourage you to take when faced with a tough decision. Having a strategy can drastically increase the number...

Here are some do's and don'ts with anger management:

DO: 

  • express how you feel clearly and concisely

  • recognize your early signs of anger to keep it from escalating

  • take a time-out for at least 20 minutes to calm down

  • find healthy outlets (vigorous exercise, free writing) to express your anger safely

  • ...

Just because you and your partner (or family member, friend, etc.) may have differences in opinions, views or communication style, doesn't mean your interactions have to turn into conflict. Conflict is optional. It occurs when one or both partners attempt to coerce the other into adopting their point of view. Fear unde...

As I've mentioned in a previous post, our body hears everything our mind says. I often hear clients talk about themselves in a negative way -- whether it be about their bodies, their intelligence, or their characteristics, to name a few. We get enough criticism from the world around us. Why should we be hard on ourselv...

Don't worry - Spring is almost here! 

It is common to experience more feelings of sadness and depression during the colder, more dreary months of the year. As we approach springtime, this is a good opportunity for us to do an emotional overhaul. Here are some ways to get out of the winter blues and create some more bala...

Often when I suggest meditation to clients as a way to center their minds and relieve anxiety, they wince or cringe. Why is that? Is their reaction based on fear? Lack of understanding? Maybe both. I find it beneficial to explain to my clients what exactly meditation is and why it is so beneficial for us. I have learne...

How do you know which type of therapy is best for you? Approximately half of the individuals who call to schedule a session with me are looking for a specific therapeutic intervention or modality. The rest of my clients do not usually know what exactly they are looking for, but they just know that they want some sort o...

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