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:
Ongoing demands from people around us
The pounding noise of self-criticism
Lack 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.
We tell teens to “just be yourself,” yet social media feeds them a different message. One that insists on them having perfect bodies and gram-worthy lives. Teens are dying to express who they really are, and yet fitting in is equally important.
This disconnect results in depression, anxiety, and disordered eating. Other times it’s expressed 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.