Do you often worry that you aren’t good enough or that you aren’t doing enough? Have you noticed that you tend to care for others really well, but not yourself? Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed by the many roles and relationships in your life? Are you struggling with stress related to parenthood, trying to build a family, or coping with an issue related to women’s health?
Let’s face it, being a woman today is challenging. Women have more choices, but also more commitments and expectations than ever before. Women are typically working hard to manage many aspects of their personal, professional and family lives, making self-care and personal wellness difficult to achieve.
Your Mental Health Matters
What would be different in your life if you felt better? Would you feel more connected and present in your marriage? Would you be more confident as a parent? You deserve to have the time, space and support to focus on your mental health. And so do your loved ones.
As a women’s health counselor, my passion is helping women lead their best lives. I seek to help women be their best every day through offering a safe, caring space in my counseling office, partnering with women as they explore their own needs and offering effective therapy. As women, it’s critical that we practice effective self care so we can be the best version of ourselves. By focusing on our own mental health needs, we are then able to be more helpful to others as well. Often, counseling is part of a good self care plan.
I’ve dedicated my life’s work to helping women, their partners and families. I’m here to help you gain the strength, confidence, and clarity needed to tackle life’s challenges. I want to help you make decisions confidently, heal emotionally, and to thrive in your life. I work with women who are dealing with a wide range of issues.
Counseling for Women Can Help with Many Areas of Mental Health
There is no right or wrong reason to come to counseling. In fact, most people can benefit from the support of a therapist and a safe space to process their feelings. My specialty is working with women, couples & families. As a women’s health counselor, I work with women who are dealing with a wide range of issues including:
- Relationship or Parenting Concerns
- Family of Origin Issues
- Low Self-Esteem
- Negative Body Image
- Combining Work and Family
- Pregnancy Stress
- Postpartum Counseling
- Life Transitions
I also enjoy working with women who are seeking therapy for the purpose of self-growth and exploration. This type of work is very useful for women of all ages. Through counseling, you will take a deeper look at your goals, values, and the things that give meaning to your life. Through this exploration, women like you become more self-aware and empowered. They’re also better able to understand and attain what is truly important to them, and they can set goals accordingly. Providing counseling for women at my Lafayette clinic, I have helped many women thrive, and I can help you too.
My Approach to Individual Therapy
Individual therapy generally takes place weekly, in 50-minute sessions. However, how often and how long we meet for counseling sessions may vary depending on your unique mental health needs.
I believe that my role as your women’s counselor is to provide you a safe, supportive and collaborative environment. Through therapy I will help support and empower you to make wanted changes in your life. My approach is integrative, holistic, and tailored to meet your individual needs and goals. As a skilled women’s health counselor, I draw on a number of effective modes of therapy. These include CBT, mindfulness, positive psychology, EMDR, and solution-focused therapy. During sessions, you can expect me to be active and engaged, and to build on your strengths and experience. I will also be unconditionally supportive, encouraging, and non-judgmental while helping you address your challenges and reach your goals.
Whether you’re dealing with a temporary problem or want to engage in longer-term work, I want to help. I hope you will contact me so we can discuss how we can work together. I believe every woman has the potential for satisfaction and fulfillment in life, and I would love to help you on your path to wellness.
Begin Counseling for Women in Lafayette, CA
You don’t have to struggle alone with low self-esteem, negative body-image, stress, depression, anxiety or trauma. You can start to overcome obstacles in your life and begin working towards reaching your goals and dreams. Don’t wait another day, if you live in the Berkeley, Oakland or Walnut Creek, CA area, individual counseling is available. As a women’s counselor and mental health expert, I help women thrive at my Lafayette, CA counseling clinic. Please contact me today and start to experience new freedom and thrive in your life!
Typically, we will meet in my office counseling office in downtown Lafayette. I often see clients from all over the San Francisco Bay Area including Oakland, Berkeley or Walnut Creek. My clients often find that it’s worth making the short drive to Lafayette to see someone who truly understands their experience. In addition to counseling sessions at my office, I also offer teletherapy sessions when appropriate. For online counseling sessions, we meet using HIPPA-compliant video software. This allows you to meet with me from the comfort and convenience of your own home or office.
Other Women’s Mental Health Services
As a women’s counselor, I want to help all women thrive in every area of their life. In addition to individual counseling, I offer wellness coaching, individual therapy, couples and marriage counseling for new parents and support groups for new moms & pregnant women. Some of my specialty areas in the field of mental health include offering support for parents whose infants have health concerns, pospartum depression and anxiety treatment, infertility counseling. EMDR trauma treatment and grief counseling after a miscarriage or stillbirth.