Intimacy and Relationships
If you find yourself looking at the person whom you once loved passionately and deeply and now you feel cold and distant. Or when you reflect on your past, you notice patterns that you don’t want to repeat. If you don’t know what you need to do and feel ambivalent, confused or overwhelmed, I can help you gain clarity. Our definition of love comes from what we experienced growing up in our homes. This is what we try to heal and many times recreate in our adult lives. Together we will redefine love and get you in touch with the most important person in your life, YOU!
The foundation of sexuality is intimacy and individuals as well as couples who struggle with sexuality often have a problem with intimacy. Intimacy requires people to first be able to know themselves, as it is only possible to share ourselves with others when we know who we are. Whether we are working individually or doing couple’s work I will help you navigate the difficult and challenging road of intimacy.
For women, I help them feel comfortable to talk about their sexuality, to connect with their sensuality and own who they are. I offer a safe place where women can talk about their sexuality without judgment and compassion.
Substance Abuse Recovery
When we struggle with addiction we cope by distracting from our feeling self and engage in behaviors that allows us to momentarily escape our realities. Recovery allows us to find healthier alternatives to reconnect with our inner reality. Finding the right person to accompany us in this journey is the first step. I am here to help!
Many of us have learned to be in service of others and to put other people’s needs ahead of our own needs. When this happens to the point that we no longer remember who we are, we feel lost, and out of control. We spend all of our energy trying to manage someone else. When we realize that we are unable to change other people and turn the focus inward, we begin the healing process. I will help you learning to identify your needs and set healthy boundaries for yourself as well as for others.
We live in a world that values what we do and is disconnected from what we are. The practice of mindfulness meditation helps us to live in the present by reconnecting us to our 5 senses. Learning to quiet our busy minds and focus on our present brings us a sense of peace and restores our ability to be connected with our reality. Meditation rewires the brain and exercises the parts of our brains that are involved with empathy, compassion and connection to others.
I teach people how our brains work and why doing different types of meditation has specific purposes. I help clients’ develop their own mediation practice. People often say that they are unable to sit still and meditate, so finding your own meditation practice is the goal.