Philosophy

My approach to life and to teaching and counseling is pretty simple:
JOY IS AN OPTION.

I realize this may sound too simplistic or trite—but I believe that sometimes we forget the simple truth that we can choose to have joy in our lives- that each and everyone one of us actually deserves to. We do not need to wait for special occasions, for the right kind of job, perfect body, or that all-elusive, fantastic romantic relationship. Each of us has what we need already within us to live with joy.

Spend a moment or two contemplating your current lifestyle and state of being: How do you feel right now? Are you uncomfortable in your body? Do you feel out of shape or disconnected from your true self? Is your energy low? Do you find yourself making poor food and lifestyle choices? Are your relationships unsatisfying and/or draining? Answering “yes” to any of these questions may leave you feeling compromised, disempowered or empty. The next question to ask: Why wait to start the process of tapping into your own power and learning to take care of yourself on every level, with a truly holistic approach to self-care.

As a therapist and holistic health practitioner, it seems only natural to me to see each client as a whole- greater than the summation of his or her parts. The way one eats, the way one feels, moves, and relates to others is interrelated and interdependent. Each of these reflects and affects each other in an undeniable way. Having each of these aspects of oneself align and become more “congruent” is integral to one’s overall sense of well-being.

As a trained psychologist, with a great deal of professional experience in addictive and self-destructive behaviors, I am eminently qualified to work with you, to explore many of the underlying issues which may be sabotaging your health and happiness. Together, we can find ways to create positive behaviors which will have long-lasting results—allowing you to experience true life-style changes, leading to greater self-awareness, self-care, and ultimately joy!