Clinical Therapist & Hypnotherapist
LCSW, LMSW, CAC, CHt, CCHt, CTHt
The great poet Rumi wrote "out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there." That field is a space where calm, love and forgiveness exist. There is no judgement, only acceptance here. And in that soul space you are free to find those fragments of you that are lost, and begin to piece them back together.
I'm licensed in both Florida and Michigan. As a licensed clinical therapist and licensed substance abuse counselor, I have experience running very powerful substance abuse and co-occurring groups. Prior to that, I worked as a social worker in Flint, Michigan for many years as a therapist, caseworker and in crisis intervention. My experiences have given me such a rich experience and exposure to the many factors that contribute to our personal mental health and well-being. I've been fortunate to work with people in their homes, in the community, with their families as well as the private practice setting which have given me a much richer experience than just an of an office setting alone.
As a certified clinical and transpersonal hypnotherapist we can reframe subconscious beliefs and memories that are affecting your life. We like to think we're in control, but it's the subconscious mind that stores feelings and beliefs that sometimes we're not even aware of. It's really the one driving our bus. Hypnotherapy is beneficial in healing trauma in the subconscious mind, and releasing these beliefs once and for all.
I care about my clients very much. I currently offer sessions through Telehealth. I look forward to creating some powerful and dynamic shifts with you at your pace.
Areas of Expertise
Disociative Identity Disorder
Grief and Loss
Trauma and PTSD
• Florida Blue-PPO
• United Health Care
• $150/First session
• $125/hr after first session*
Sessions are 2 hours in length
*Sliding Scale fees available
There are many benefits to these sessions, especially for those who struggle with anxiety and leaving their comfort zone. Doing therapy in your own environment has many benefits to ease of accessibility and it increases patient comfort level. I use Zoom for my sessions, it is a free and easy platform to use. For those struggling with service we can use FaceTime or even a phone call if needed. One of the best things I enjoy is the ease of scheduling sessions into your day as travel time and office wait time is no longer an issue. Going away for a period of time? I can go where you go with the click of a button.
Traditional talk therapy can be benificial to your mind, body and soul. Many modalities teach that the root to disease actually begins with dis-ease in our minds. After many years of storing anger, hurt, shame, blame, sadness, guilt... our bodies tend to have something to say about it. Talk therapy is centered around feeling safe, and being able to be you, despite the good bad and ugly. I specialize in good, bad and ugly. ;)
Modalities: I'm NOT a by the book kind of girl! I use cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, REBT, behavioral therapy, eye movement therapy (like EMDR only different)... but mostly what we're going to use is what is going to work for you with where you are at. And that can change day to day on this crazy journey called life.
Spirituality: whether we need to pray or talk about your sun sign being affected by Mercury retrograde, I'll go where you need to go.
Here's the juice.
Look, some people train for a weekend on this stuff. Some people want to know in detail what what the heck they're really doing inside your head (me). I took 500 hours of training and experienced everything I'll use with you for 150 hours of it.
Hypnotherapy deals with subconscious thoughts, beliefs, emotions, feelings, your dad that didn't love you, the anxiety the keeps you from being alone, the reason you can't stop snacking on muffins at 11pm, the lovers you keep choosing that are like a ticket to the titanic, the "I know I should but I didn't" behaviors... Smoking, drinking, eating behaviors for just a few examples are coping skills that are masking something much deeper that might smell bad when we look at it. I'll bring the mop. Lets heal it.
Hypnotherapy is a conversation with your subconscious and works now. You are NOT leaving that session with that same bad smell you uncovered. Our goal is healing it. Clinical therapy is a long term relationship, it works slowly on the conscious mind. It tends to savor smells as it heals over time when used alone.
Florida Law: requires that if you are on mental health medications or are diagnosed with a mental health diagnosis you need a clinican referral for hypnotherapy. I don't need that because I am a clinician.
I currently offer personal sessions via Zoom, FaceTime, and phone. If you have questions and or would like more information please message me below.
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