You’re anxious and intelligent. You know you’re overthinking, over planning, worrying about work and the people in your life. Now that you’re an adult, you’re beginning to wonder about the impact of your past experiences on you. You’re ready to deal with the anxiety, and any trauma or other bad experience(s) from the past, such as a challenging childhood, abuse, rape, disasters, discrimination, immigration and cultural issues.
You know the stresses and challenges of functioning when anxiety, or upsetting thoughts get in your way or you’re feeling triggered. If you need coping skills for anxiety, want help with dealing with painful experiences, past or present, if you need someone to talk with, have difficulties with self-criticism, Imposter Syndrome, perfectionism, procrastination, self-confidence or self-esteem, I’m here.
As a culturally humble expat, parent and therapist, I’m knowledgeable about culture, cross cultural issues, issues of cultural identity, acculturation, growing up with parents from a different culture and having conflict as a result, growing up with parents who held different values, belonged to a religion the client eventually rejected.
Have you heard of EMDR Therapy? That’s what I use to help people to deal with painful or bad experiences. It is a powerful, evidence-based therapy that doesn’t require you to talk it all through. You don’t need to worry that I won’t be able to manage what happened to you; I’ve heard a lot. Some clients grew up with unpredictable parents, parents who didn’t pay attention to them, had different beliefs, had high expectations, yelled, criticized or humiliated them; grew up with siblings who needed more care so the client did not get the attention they needed. Some experienced childhood physical, sexual and psychological abuse, neglect, rape, domestic abuse / intimate partner violence, vicarious trauma from helping others, or witnessed crimes; whatever you’ve been through, we can deal with it together.
On the other hand, you may be dealing with relationship issues, divorce, death of a loved one, end of life issues or grief. All of these concerns are things I can help you deal with.
Online therapy, telehealth, virtual therapy, Zoom, yes! It doesn’t matter where you are, so long as you have a device and WiFi. Past and current client locations include Europe (Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Poland), the Middle East (Palestine, Jordan, Israel), Southeast Asia (Brunei, Singapore), Australia and Latin America (Mexico, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Belize).
About me: I love deep, meaningful conversation, travel; I’m a little awkward, outdoorsy, into alternative medicine, tasty food and a little wine that enhances the flavors, and I’m driven to be of service. The Ugly American (1958) is one of my favorite books. LGBTQ+ ally, anti-racist. As an expat, I travel internationally with laptop and light ring in my carry on and use HIPAA (USA) and GDPR (Europe) compliant platforms to maintain client confidentiality and privacy. Since 2018, I have been providing therapy worldwide wherever permissible according to local regulations, and to Americans in California, Minnesota and Colorado. I’ve been a therapist for over a decade.
Please check out my website, letsdealwithit.com. If you like what you see, please use the scheduling button to see up a free, 20-minute consult.
Fees: $150 per 50 minute session, superbill available upon request. I do not accept insurance and am an out of network provider. Some insurance companies and employers reimburse for therapy with out of network providers if you submit a supberbill.