This Is Me
Life is hard so I think it deserves a capital "L." Here I am trying to do Life - be married, be a good friend, work, do fun things, do the not fun things all while I have this huge gorilla on my back. The gorilla is mostly depression and migraines for me. Technically, it's bipolar disorder 2 with the migraines on the side just for fun. Many times Life was beyond hard, I was just surviving but with 20 years of being deeply invested in taming the gorilla using meditation, medication, mindfulness, talk therapy, somatic therapy, coaching, stress reduction, acupuncture, and many others, Life is good. I like to call myself a Master Coping Strategist. I'm analytical about emotions, the body, and behaviors and how they're connected. I'm invested in taking action, big and small, that creates a happy, fulfilling, compassion filled Life for myself and for you.
I know that you're doing your best at Life today AND dragging around that (expletive) gorilla. And you're doing it! So, show yourself some compassion and email or call me. Imagine how much better your life can be and how amazing it would be to have some help getting there!
More About Me
I have a Master's Degree in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution from the School for International Training, and a Bachelor's Degree in Education/Communication Disorders from the University of Vermont. I have over 15 years of experience working with people with mental health issues and disabilities in the U.S. and Africa. I have also spent years educating families at home and in the classroom as well as working closely with children as a nanny.
Please note: I am not a therapist. I do not work with clients in crisis.