As a Schema Therapist, I nurture myself with nature: like the bee, I am committed to sharing what has helped me, and what I have learned from Schema Therapy by sharing it with others. As a clinician, I am fascinated with the way in which the brain, and especially our memories (those we can remember and those we cannot) influence our emotions and behavior. If an emotional reaction is extremely painful or too strong for the situation warranted, may remind us of how we felt when we were younger with a "knee jerk" reaction, inspires a desire to escape or numb, or the feeling simply hangs around and we continue to "visit" it over and over, the bedrock of the emotion is old. If you are interested in changing this way of reacting, and improving your relationships: with yourself, with others, at home, and at work, Schema Therapy may be a good choice for you. It was a good choice for me because I was able to move towards solution focused strategies while also healing the gaps in attachment over my entire lifespan. Personally, I was simply ready to do something different with my life, and I needed to get my own thoughts, feelings and reactions "on board" so to speak.
Dr. Jeffrey Young's framework and how it has evolved with evidence based research domestically and internationally is impressive! The theory adapts multiculturally and captures the diversity that is so important to me. My professional specialties lie where personal and professional lives intersect: relationships, sexual functioning, and work related challenges. Whether issues arise in the Boardroom or the bedroom, my mission is to empower individuals, couples, families, and executives. Emotionally, cognitively and behaviorally, I am interested in working with individuals who are ready to do something different: join me in being our best self by enhancing our strengths and improving our coping styles. Together, we will craft a results oriented strategy that is adapted to your personality style and addresses your specific concerns.