Our specialties in Counseling Services: As experts in the field of psychology and behavioral health, we are trained to help you with a wide array of daily life and mental health issues (depression and anxiety, addictions, stress, women’s issues, life transitions, developmental or life crisis, relationships, trauma etc…). However and in order to provide a better service, we have developed some clinical specialties through post-graduate trainings, years of work experience, and personal research.
We specialize in:
Stress, perfectionism, constantly worrying about something or everything, feeling like you can never let go and relax are all signs that you struggle with Anxiety. From a vague restlessness to full-blown panic attacks, Anxiety can take many forms and rob you of peace and ease as you move through life. Anxiety is something you may deal with every day. But if your worries and fears are taking control of your life by interfering with your thoughts and activities on an ongoing basis, you may have an anxiety disorder.
We can help you tackle the patterns that keep you stuck in the negative loop of Anxiety and learn how to be more relaxed and confident. Read more.
Feelings of sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, emotional pain, isolation, fatigue, difficulty sleeping or oversleeping, and even in some cases suicidal thoughts are all signs of Depression. Depression can range from a low-grade chronic sense of dissatisfaction or emptiness to a debilitating state that stops you from being able to function in life, love and work.
We can help you work through these feelings and find a sense of purpose and joy in life. Read more
Couples & Relationships:
Research shows that relationships are the main source of happiness or pain in people’s lives. Let’s take care of them. Dating, pre-marital & couples, parenting, family relationships as well as challenges in the workplace. We need to learn certain skills and figure out our own role and triggers in relationships in order to establish healthy connections. I also specialize in inter-racial marriages since I believe people from different cultures need extra support in building a common ground relationship and in taking full advantage of creating a richer life, a great opportunity that coming from different background embraces. Read more.
Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating:
We treat people with full diagnoses of anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder as well as people with general food/weight concerns. The majority of people with eating problems do not fit the category of anorexia or bulimia nervosa (1% to 5% of the general population). However, we know that many people struggle with food and body image issues. If you are constantly trying to control your weight by dieting regularly, overeating or starving based on your emotions, not feeling content with your body… you can benefit from psychotherapy. We can help you reinvent your relationship with food and yourself. It is not what you are eating but what is eating you. We treat the full range of food/eating concerns in adolescents, adults, male and females. Read more…
Pregnancy, Post-Partum & Maternity:
Maternity is a wonderful thing but also a period of huge change and of high risk for the onset of mood disorders. For this reason, in the same way that we take care of the physical health of mother and baby, it is important to check and maintain the emotional health of both. Check with us, and we will help you make this journey easier, with the support that you need to fully enjoy this period of your life. If you aren’t sure if what you are experiencing is the babies’ blues or a more serious condition, do not wait. Get help! Read more…
Grief & Loss:
Death and divorce are the main causes of grief but not the only ones. Loss can happen for many reasons such as job loss, change in your relationship status, or a challenging event in your life.Grief can be the main cause of pain in people’s life if untreated and many times it goes undiagnosed, because people think it will pass or it is normal. However, grief can become complicated and need the help of a professional counselor psychologist. Read more…
Recovering from a traumatic experience(s) or developmental trauma, requires that the painful emotions and memories be thoroughly processed. Trauma feelings cannot be repressed or forgotten. If they are not dealt with directly, the distressing feelings and troubling events replay over and over in the course of a lifetime, creating a condition known as post-traumatic stress disorder. In addition, trauma can also haunt you for the rest of your life, creating different more settle issues (lack of self care, perfectionism, addictions, toxic relationships, numbing, mild forms of anxiety and depression, sleep and eating problems, physical issues, so forth and so on).
We can help you to mobilize your inner resources and overcome your experiences. Depression and trauma do not improve in isolation. Therefore, to fix them you have to be connected to others. So, we can provide you with the support you need during this courageous step in your life.
Life Transitions & Personal Growth:
Marriage, a new teacher, going to college, a new job, moving to a new city, the birth of a child… these are all changes that bring good things into our lives and are part of the natural process of life. However, and from personal experience, I know that change does not go smoothly all the time. Especially when circumstances are hard, it is difficult for us to understand or even accept the role of change in our lives. I can help you incorporate change into your life and grow with it. “Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.”
A type of change with its own nuances. The same as with grief, acculturation has its own peculiarities and losses. You would need somebody that understands and has experience with the stages and therapeutic implications that this process involves. Acculturation doesn’t always mean a new culture or a new country. It could be within the same city, an organization or even, a new family. Many of our therapists have lived and are from across the world and other areas within the USA. Having been there ourselves, we can offer you the help that you need to make a good decision for you and make this journey more manageable.
Counseling doesn’t only help you overcome and grow from problems, but it is particularly helpful if you want to enhance your life or relationships!