The best way out is always through."

--Robert Frost

Mental Health IS Health

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. In fact, you're not really healthy if you aren't taking care of your thoughts and emotions. As a psychotherapist, I use my education and life experience to help you to navigate your thoughts and emotions to obtain a sense of clarity and peace. I specialize in applying mindfulness techniques to help move you to a place of acceptance and a life consistent with your values.

I work with:

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Workshops
  • Groups
  • Classes

Expertise

Anxiety

Dating & forming relationships in the Tinder™ era

Interracial/intercultural relationships

Relationship anarchy (e.g. Polyamory)

Intergenerational / Inherited Trauma

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Complex PTSD

Highly Sensitive People (Sensory Processing Sensitivity)

Divorce & Co-parenting

Foster & Adoptive parenting

Shame & Self-Image

The effects of stigma & discrimination (particularly size, race / ethnicity, introversion, and gender)

Perfectionism & Imposter Syndrome

Aging including perimenopause and end-of-life

Some of the things I want to help you with:

  • Develop your “wise mind”
  • Identify your values and live a purposeful, values-driven life
  • Improve your ability to choose effective responses and behaviors
  • Increase resilience and master adaptation to change
  • Increase emotional awareness
  • Increase compassion for self and others
  • Increase connection with others
  • Recognize and accept what is, and find peace of mind in any circumstance
  • Live a more authentic, joyful, and meaningful life

Why "Sage"?

Sage is another term for wise, but it does not refer to a purely intellectual or sensible form of wisdom, it includes insight and perceptiveness. It is the kind of wisdom that you cultivate when you integrate your rational / logical / reasonable mind, which is focused on thinking, and your emotional mind, which is focused on feeling. Marsha Linehan referred to the balance between your rational mind and your emotional mind as your wise mind. It is the middle path, the mind that doesn't just think or feel, but knows. It is the home of intuition and mindfulness.