I am a Personal Development l Life Coach and I love working with men and women who want to feel better about themselves, move past negative, self-defeating patterns and live the life they long for. My practice includes working with women who struggle with anxiety, depression, not trusting their decisions, people-pleasing and never feeling good enough. I work with men who are struggling with anger, stress, and relationship issues.
I work with individuals and couples who are not getting their needs met in relationships, who want a deeper connection with their partner, or who feel things will never get better. I help both people gain clarity on their needs, gain compassion toward their partner and become more empowered as a couple; ultimately creating a relationship they dream of.
I help people gain clarity in what they are wanting in their life and their relationships. I am compassionate, but I don't sugar coat things, and I will be bold, direct, honest. I don't allow you to stay stuck in old patterns of insecurity or grandiosity. I guide you through the process in order for you to get the results you wanting.
With 20 years experience as an individual and family therapist, and as a graduate of Arizona State University, I work with clients individually in my private practice in Gilbert and Phoenix, Arizona. I also coach individuals online throughout the world via Zoom, Skype or phone. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which is used to help people move beyond the negative effects of childhood and/or adult trauma, helps reduce anxiety, and typically works much quicker than basic talk therapy. I use mindfulness, visualizations, gestalt exercises and other experiential techniques that help people move much faster.
My work is an integration of knowledge from psychology, several years in the Mental Health field, and the directive, solution focused approach that Coaching provides. Once you learn the skills, the learning is life-long.
Education: Arizona State University, Master's of Counseling 1998
Credentials: Licensed Professional Counselor
Specialized Training: EMDR; Codependency and PIT Training by Pia Mellody of The Meadows in Wickenberg, Arizona; Gestalt Training by The Gestalt Institute in Phoenix, Arizona; Sand Tray Therapy; Level 1 trained in The Gottman Method in working with couples; Imago therapy; Relationship as A Path Coaching Class by Jayson Gaddis