You can have self-confidence and secure, loving relationships.
Therapy with me can help.
I’m a licensed professional counselor. I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, and attachment issues, as well as relationship, sexual, and gender issues. I work by video with adults throughout Florida, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico (including Miami, Phoenix, Tampa, Denver, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tucson, Albuquerque, and Colorado Springs) from my home city of Tucson, Arizona.
In our therapy relationship, you’ll experience connection, acceptance, safety, and trust; this can be healing in itself. I believe you’ll find that I bring exceptional clarity, integrity, and creativity to our therapy work. I look forward to connecting!
Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety and depression can sap your energy and limit your ability to fully engage with life and connect with others. To address these issues, we’ll start by exploring and making sense of your challenges—compassionately and collaboratively. We can work together to clarify your values and goals so you have an achievable, inspiring vision to move toward. We can explore patterns of thought and behavior that contribute to your challenges so you can change these patterns. We can also use EMDR, guided imagery, and mindfulness to activate your mind’s natural ability to heal, going deeper than words, into realms of feeling, imagination, and focused attention.
Many of us feel lonely and disconnected, lacking close friends and communities; this can contribute to anxiety and depression. If you want more connection with others, I can help you develop deeper friendships and explore practices focused on communication and connection (such as circling, authentic relating, and nonviolent communication). Meditation can be energizing and healing, and can foster transformative shifts in your sense of self; if you feel drawn to this practice, I can help you explore it, as well.
Trauma and Attachment Issues
Do you anxiously seek emotional closeness with others, avoid it with disdain, or swing between seeking closeness and pulling away in fear? If so, you may have an insecure attachment style (related to challenges in your early relationships with parents or caregivers). Have you been through distressing life experiences (like abuse, neglect, sexual assault, or extended difficult periods of life)? If so, you may have upsetting memories, flashbacks, or nightmares, and you may feel agitated, irritable, or wary; these are symptoms of psychological trauma.
I can use EMDR therapy and guided imagery with ideal parent figures (which are effective therapies for trauma and attachment issues) to help free you of trauma symptoms and help you develop a more secure attachment style (where you feel comfortable with both emotional closeness and emotional distance). As you heal and grow, you’ll gain self-confidence, self-esteem, and peace of mind, and you’ll become better prepared for healthy relationships.
Relationship, Sexual, and Gender Issues
I can help with relationship challenges (like navigating dating, love, commitment, conflict, monogamy, polyamory, infidelity, and breakups). Throughout your relationship journey, I can provide insight, help you develop a more secure attachment style, and strengthen relationship skills (like self-awareness, empathy, communication, collaboration, and boundaries).
I take an open, non-judgmental approach to addressing sexual challenges (like high or low desire, shame/embarrassment about desires, and difficulty meeting sexual expectations). I can also help with gender-related challenges (such as clarifying/accepting your gender identity and clarifying how you want to express gender). A way forward toward wholeness, vitality, and peace of mind can be revealed through a respectful, compassionate exploration of your experiences, values, and desires.