Couples Counseling, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindful Eating & Nutritional Psychology, & Psychotherapy
It is possible to become your own friend, to become kinder to yourself and more welcoming of all of your experience, including difficulty.
I specialize in stress reduction and have helped many people move from feeling stressed to more relaxed and aware.
During stress, the heart rate goes up, breathing becomes shallow, and the body tenses. You my feel overwhelmed, sad, angry, worried, or numb. You don't sleep well. You just don't have enough time to do everything. It becomes harder to make decisions.
Talking to someone supportive helps you see that you have choices and can find solutions.
Focusing on one thing at a time helps you to feel more calm. Meditation has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and increase well-being for some individuals. Many people think that during meditation, they need to stop thinking. It is not necessary or possible to stop thinking, though the mind may sometimes become more clear and more spacious.
Stress is inevitable in our busy lives. Stress can lead to:
• feeling constantly rushed
• decreased communication
• school problems
• irritability and moodiness
Supportive psychotherapy that skillfully gives you tools to cope with stress can bring you:
• better boundaries
• caring relationships
Call 510-594-8224 for counseling, or click for stress reduction class.
The contents of this email, website, and class are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be, nor can they substitute for, professional advice, diagnosis, psychotherapy, health care, or treatment. While classes engage in mindfulness and group sharing, classes are not psychotherapy or mental health treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
Please give me a call to learn more about how I can help you, 510-594-8224.
Contact: I do not use email for confidential communication. I prefer to make a personal connection with you by phone.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mental Health Nutrition, Eating Meditation, Body Liberation, LGBTQ Couples Counseling, & Psychotherapy
Continuing Education for Psychologists, Therapists, Nurses, and Coaches
Oakland, Rockridge, Berkeley, East Bay, San Francisco Bay Area, live online in California
Spanish-speaking therapist • psicoterapia y consejería en español