AREAS OF EXPERTISE & SPECIALTIES

I am an integrative relational and behavioral health therapist and am classified as a generalist.  In my experience I have begun to specialize in working with clients navigating phase of life and transitional periods, creating work/life balance with planning strategies,  Anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, Post-traumatic stress disorder, parenting issues and building self-esteem to help promote a solid sense of self.

MY THERAPY BELIEFS

As a therapist, I recognize that connections are made and relationships defined uniquely to the people in them.  I cater therapy to all relational preferences and provide a solid framework of compassion and acceptance in a safe space.  Whether clients need a space to vent or are going through a rough transitional time, I am never here to minimize one’s experience or reason for seeking therapy.  I provide an open-minded, non-judgmental approach, supporting clients in their personal process.  I believe that clients are the experts of their lives and make it a point to honor their values working collaboratively alongside them, continuing to maintain a solid join to build therapeutic trust and rapport.  Lastly, I believe a therapist should be relatable.  By blending insight with humor my goal is that my clients will feel less intimidated about seeing a therapist.

COMMON TYPES OF CLIENTS I HELP

Typically I help young professionals, adolescents and couples whom are working through transitional periods and having challenges adjusting, adolescents who are navigating forming a solid sense of self at a grueling stage in life flooded with criticism, judgment and meeting expectations, and couples who present issues with communication styles and conflict, parenting stressors and other impactful events within their respective families of origin.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT BEING A THERAPIST

As a therapist, I am always learning about the human condition through the experiences of my clients.  It’s a humbling experience to have the opportunity to establish a connection and build trust as the therapeutic experience unravels.  I have the opportunity to relate to my clients and reassure them that every one of us has experienced anxiety, depression, transitions, grieving and loss and to never let fear, stigma, judgment or societal messages keep people from seeking the support and counsel they deserve.  Therapy is a nurturing process where self-compassion and acceptance are embraced and clients are recognized as brave.  It takes a lot of courage to want to improve an aspect of one’s life and tremendous growth often ensues once the commitment to therapy is made.  My client’s stories influence my process.  As much as clients come to shift, it’s a reciprocal process that I look forward to each session.

MY PERSONAL LIFE AND INTERESTS

Aside from practicing therapy, I am an avid lover of art.  I enjoy creative expression through fashion, decorating, photography, creative writing and makeup. I am a firm believer in consistent self-care which I aim to achieve by practicing barre a combination of ballet, pilates and yoga and spa days whenever I can fit them in.    I enjoy attending concerts, social events, museums and trying new restaurants with my husband.  On a typical evening, I’m usually spending time at home with my family enjoying Wii dance battles, having movie nights or planning my next remodeling project with a bold glass of red.

SOMETHING NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT ME

I am a former classically trained ballet dancer and I speak French.  Despite having no musical talents of my own, I love music and my tastes run the gambit from Rock to Alternative, Indie to Pop, Symphony, Metal, Rap and everything in between.  I also love the 80’s era!

Verbalizing feelings can have a significant therapeutic effect on the brain. Therapy can help handle emotions related to stressors or problems even if they are not dramatically life-altering or traumatic. Therapy is well-known for its problem-solving techniques and provides an opportunity to look at problems in a different way. Therapy can help enhance communication and relationships. Therapy offers the unique opportunity to understand yourself better. Therapy allows us to say things we don’t feel comfortable saying to our friends and family. Therapy provides an opportunity to look at problems in a different way Therapy can be invigorating, like a good workout for the mind and soul.

Peace of Mind Therapy is designed to be unique. From the moment you walk through our doors you’ll feel that difference. We’ve designed our practice to be comfortable and unique, where clients and therapist work together to deliver the best therapy services in Madison.

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Phone

608.338.1786

Office

6502 Grand Teton Plaza Suite 204
Madison, WI 53719

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