How we spend our days, is how we spend our lives.” Annie Dillard
Individual Therapy for Women
The root cause of anxiety and depression in women is what I call TOLERENZA.
In silence, we tolerate:
Never-ending demands from people around us
The pounding noise of self-criticism
The absence of intimacy with our partners
Days of joyless parenting
Unfulfilled dreams and aspirations
Our bodies fire with signals that something is wrong, that something needs to change, and yet we stay the course. Using a combination of techniques like CBT, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and EMDR I help women overcome feelings of guilt and shame so that they can live more empowered lives.
Teens today are told on one hand to “be yourself,” yet social media pumps them with a different message that says, “Must have the perfect body and lead super interesting non-basic lives.” There’s an energy that is dying to come out of teens, but “fitting in” remains their top priority.
Sometimes this repressed energy manifests in depression, anxiety, and disordered eating. Other times it’s masked by irritability or boredom. In my work with teens, we explore the mixed messages they receive, the pressure they feel at school, the fears they have about adulting and getting into the “perfect college,” and so much more.