Create the life you want by empowering your authentic self
Learn how Somatic Experiencing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness and Yoga can dissolve stress and enhance your capacity to change through creative choice...
Call 305-857-0050 today for an appointment with me at The Counseling Group in Miami, FL
- Assessment & Diagnosis of presenting problem(s)
- Treatment Recommendations & Referrals for longer-term treatment or higher-level of care
- Short-term Psychotherapy using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and DBT Skills Training/Coaching for emotional dysregulation and behavioral problems; and Somatic Experiencing® for trauma healing and nervous system balance
- Clinical Consultations and Supervision for Licensing
- DBT Skills, Somatic Experiencing®, Mindfulness & Yoga Summer Intensives in the Rocky Mountains near Boulder, CO
Growing scientific understanding of brain science and the body-mind connection confirms that we are hard-wired for rhythmic coherence, balance and wellness. The blueprint for wellness and the impulse toward wholeness are intrinsically embedded in our physiology. Body awareness and emotional processing are crucial to rational decision-making, making integrative treatment models that incorporate awareness of both body and mind processes crucial to conscious change. Somatic psychotherapies that attend to organismic, implicit and sensory-motor messages are ideally suited to uncover and resolve disruptions to the natural state of balance in our being. Therapy is an exploration of our conscious and unconscious patterns. Through the deliberate direction of our awareness, we can creatively make choices that enable lasting change. We have the creative choice to reinterpret the meaning of our experiences, rewrite the story of our lives, and become more effective agents of change in the present moment.
Freedom is radically accepting the emotional pain of the past, and then safely processing and integrating the sensory experience associated with it so it can release its hold on the present. My philosophy is driven by a belief in your intrinsic wisdom and takes into account relational, social, cultural and transcendent aspects of your experience. I am committed to work with sensitivity and compassion to help you build on your strengths, become more resilient in the face of daily challenges, and live from your essential self. I specialize in the full spectrum of eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating). My practice also focuses on trauma renegotiation utilizing somatic awareness approaches to complete and safely discharge the highly aroused survival energies that are stuck in a conditioned autonomic response pattern. As the body releases accumulated stress, it returns to balance and coherent functioning, creating a sense of wholeness and unity to all life.
My work is informed by neuroscience, attachment theories, humanistic philosophy, and ancient wisdom, all within a somatic, relational and mindfulness framework. Because I embrace a holistic body-mind approach, and I believe in empowering your natural healing capacity, I prefer to work with individuals who are not depending on psychotropic medications for change. If you wish to avoid the need for medications, I am willing to work with you, provided you are able to incorporate the suggested practices to function in your daily life and enable emotional balance. If you are on psychiatric medications, and you wish to discontinue their use safely, I can support you through the process and help you find a supportive medical professional who can guide you.
Welcome to the process of Change through Creative Choice. If my approach intrigues you, and you are ready to change...