What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies
inside of you. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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I provide short and long term psychotherapy to adults struggling with stress, major life transitions, anxiety (including social anxiety and generalized anxiety), depression, grief and other reactions to losses, and trauma reactions including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). My office is located at 264 Beacon St. 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02116 in the heart of Back Bay. To schedule an initial phone consultation you may reach me at my confidential phone: 617-299-9615 (please leave best dates and times to reach you), or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I approach my work as an opportunity to help my clients discover and connect to their strengths as they work to overcome their problems and empower themselves! I believe that both psychotherapy and coaching can be life-changing and transformational. “Wellness Therapist” is symbolic of my holistic approach to therapy which is based on a foundation of compassion and empathy. I provide support and guidance while delivering clear, honest, and practical feedback geared towards helping my clients change patterns that have maintained their distress. Because I believe there is no “one size fits all” approach to counseling, part of my job is to help clients clarify what they want to achieve and to help set a clear path on how to accomplish these goals. I join my clients in their journey, help them connect to their strengths, provide guidance, and teach skills that address the challenges that motivated them to seek help. This in turns allows individuals to do the work of constructing their best Self.
I believe that change happens when people draw on their strengths to face and overcome their concerns, thus the client is always the driver and the therapist is the aide. In my work, whenever appropriate and agreed with client, I enjoy incorporating an array of techniques including mindfulness and meditation practices, specifically geared towards optimizing successful outcomes.
My personal and professional identity, including biculturalism, bilingualism (Spanish), and immigrant experience, have allowed me to develop a unique, collaborative, and comprehensive approach to psychotherapy. I have worked with individuals across the life span, being witness to development through life from working with pregnant and new mothers, and individuals from toddlerhood to old age. I approach childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age as biologically and psychologically distinct stages of life, with their own needs and characteristics, while also understanding how problems arising in these unique stages may express themselves in an individual and impact later stages of his/her life.
A note from me:
“How I Walk the Walk”
I believe it is important to seek ways to increase insight and development not only as a therapist, but as a person. Whether it is through therapy, coaching, supervision/consultation, yoga, mindfulness and meditation practices, or continued engagement in educational/training programs, I seek greater awareness of how my personal self and social conditioning impact my work, and work to address these issues as they come up.
I also enjoy learning about alternative methods to harmonize the mind and body and heal psychological pain, including (but not limited to) Yoga, and Chakra and Reiki energy healing. I practice daily meditation and mindfulness, and routinely engage in classes and practices for both personal and professional growth.
As a bicultural and bilingual immigrant, 1st generation college student, and product of low-income family, I am passionate around issues associated with how socio-economic-political contexts shape our personal lives and seek to learn and address these issues with clients who are interested in this exploration.
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Life will throw curve balls at you, that’s a given! But the more skills you can learn to help you manage those uncertain and those stressful moments, the more chances you have of overcoming and suceeding.
Wellness Coaching is for those individuals who want to improve their lives but do not necessarily want to engage in psychotherapy.
Through Wellness Coaching, I will teach you healthy strategies to manage stressors which could in turn improve your ability to manage your multiple, usually competing, life areas.
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