While I am a Psychotherapist, I struggle with the “us vs. them” mentality that we have created in the world of mental health. I now work as a therapist and an online coach to make mental health more widely available to all. I grew up in a chaotic home that created an overactive amygdala (anxiety). When I became an adult, in my own marriage and with my own children, I began to see the unhealthy coping skills I had acquired along the way. I decided I wanted to parent differently, and I wanted to be in a happy marriage versus just “staying married”. I set about learning new skills and acquiring new tools. One of those tools is Mindfulness.
I am passionate about Mindfulness and have been practicing and teaching for 7 years. With my new tools, skills, and practice, practice, practice….I was able to create new neural pathways in my brain, build new roads for my journey and become damn proud of the wife, Mom, and woman I have become. My husband and I have been married for twenty years, and we are raising a 18-year-old son and a 14-year-old daughter. We have three dogs, one cat, and a guinea pig on our team as well. I learned to be a fighter through some tough life lessons in my “old story” and I have had to learn to fine-tune that fighter so she isn’t fighting everything in her path. I targeted my unhealthy coping skills one by one, and slowly changed the cycles of my family, learned new behaviors, and worked to create new, positive habits for life. Thus creating a new generational pattern for my kids and their kids to come.
It is my life’s work to help others create the life they want. We are on this journey together and I am committed to grabbing your hand. Therapy can be intimidating, and overwhelming. Get Grounded provides life lessons without the intimidation factor. Happiness in small bites. I am on a journey, of learning, living and loving to my utmost capacity. I invite you on this journey with me to get busy creating your own change through looking at you….a little more closely, and embracing choice to create the life you truly want to live instead of deferring to the autopilot of generational patterns.