|I possess a unique and varied background with a strong personal goal of helping individuals improve their lives by means of personal counseling and/or coaching. My training as a counselor and coach blends with my work experience as a business owner/entrepreneur and my various life experiences in such a way that I can offer my clients perspectives from multiple points of view. This flexibility has been enhanced through previous work experiences as an EAP coordinator and manager in the government sector, for over 20 years. During that time I experienced a long stint as a single mother, raising 3 children. I learned how to successfully balance a career, my college education and family life. I hold a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work. In addition I also have National Certifications in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Hypnotherapy, Interactive Imagery, Wave Work II, HypnoBirthing, Thought Field Therapy and Wellness Coaching. I have also received additional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction under the direction of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. I have been a student of meditation since 1984 and began teaching stress reduction and meditation in the private and government sector in 1990. I am also a Reiki Level II practitioner.
My approaches have helped people with: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Eating Disorders, Relationships, Loss, Health Crisis, Addictions, Stress, Children, Self Confidence, Immune System, and more.
I have counseled and coached people ranging in age from 7 years old to individuals well into their 70's. My experience and education allows me to be helpful to individuals in any developmental stage and those who are in a period of life transition. I am also a spoken word artist. I create and produce my own CD's for wellness and personal growth. ~
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“When we learn to communicate as one with our body, mind and spirit, we achieve the greatest gift of all — the ability to heal our Selves!”™
I am committed to helping people empower themselves and transform their lives in a safe, supportive environment. I utilize the most effective mind-body techniques that merge Traditional counseling with Alternative, Complementary counseling and coaching. I also help people with peek performance skills. Many of my clients struggle with Anxiety, High Stress, Trauma, Depression, Eating Disorders, Life Transitions, Career and Health Challenges and performance issues. My focus is to help people access the source of unconscious patterns. This awareness subsequently assists them in understanding the origin and nature of their blocks. These techniques help people integrate past negative experiences and reduce anxiety, (which is the underlying cause of most of our blocks to success).
My focus is to give people tools to elevate problems that inhibit them from living a satisfying life. After a few sessions, people learn to identify their negative blocks and patterns in their life. People learn how to use new tools that are most effective with their specific issues to help them take charge of their lives in a new, productive way.
I offer private counseling , Wave Work, Hypnosis and EMDR sessions which enable you to integrate your feelings with your thoughts. This is an effective approach when you need help with: Relationships, Reinventing Yourself, Weight Management, Stress Reduction, Public Speaking, Competitive Sports, Career Performance, Effective Communications, Anger Management, Wellness, Transitioning Careers, Test Anxiety, Relaxation, Women's Issues, Addictions, etc.
I have a private practice in Saratoga Springs (off Maple Avenue)
and free parking is available. Private sessions are by appointment.
My hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:00 - 7:00 and Wednesdays 12:00 -
complete client's insurance forms (with a clinical diagnosis)
so they can submit same to their private insurance companies,
and/or work Health Flex programs for
session reimbursement. I have an LCSW-R license. I accept payment by cash, check or major credit cards.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call me at (518) 584-0698.