Welcome to Listen to the Self.
I specialize in working with adults who seek to understand themselves more deeply and accept themselves more whole-heartedly so that they can live empowered, vital, self-confident lives.
How does early childhood impact our present lives?
Sometimes when we have experienced early trauma and neglect, we may feel like we go through the motions of adulthood, but a connection to the unique inner world of our emotional being is missing. Our insides do not match our outsides. On the outside, we may appear to have it all together. Maybe people closest to us notice the cracks, but to our neighbors, our co-workers, our friends, we’re “successful”. However, on the inside, we struggle with identity issues, anxiety, anger, depression, guilt, and shame. Or we may just have a nagging sense that something is missing in our lives.
How do you work?
I use a variety of skills and techniques to support clients in building emotional resilience and self-trust, lessening self-critical and perfectionistic thinking, decreasing self-destructive and self-sabotaging habits and implementing practices that nourish the body and spirit. Most importantly, in understanding how being solely other-focused may have helped you survive as a child, but as an adult, it creates instability and insecurity.
I offer a free consultation to those interested in learning more about the specifics of my training, my skills and resources.
Most importantly, I strive to listen deeply to the person sitting across from me. In my experience, that’s when healing begins.
What is your background?
I gained my Masters in Psychology at Antioch University in Southern California, and have almost 17 years of experience working with a diverse group of populations in school, clinic, and private practice settings. I am currently licensed as Marriage and Family Therapist in both California and North Carolina. I am also a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and a Leadership That Works graduate.