A core piece for what inspired the development of my psychology practice for mind and body wellness is attributed to a connection I made in childhood. At a young age, I learned that I was “overly sensitive.” I later found out this meant I was an empath. Being an empath provided me the ability to deeply understand the experience, thoughts or feelings of others. Early on, I was referred to as the “peacemaker, healer, or psychic”.
As for my personal insights, I struggled with anxiety and perfectionism. I would ruminate, worry, and rethink situations over and over. These stressful thoughts manifested into experiencing stomach aches, or headaches way too often. Until one day, I made a connection after taking a dance class.
As a young child, I attended ballet, jazz, modern, and tap dance classes. In those years, I found in myself, and others, how movement was a way of expressing emotions and allowing us to release, and even extinguish them. I was thrilled to discover this effective coping tool. Rather than keeping painful or unhealthy things stuck in my mind or body, I found that any type of rhythmic movement can help release emotions, pain or even thoughts not serving me well. I learned then that you do not have to feel this way.
You do not have to do this alone. Deciding to begin your therapy journey is a very courageous step. One thing about me is that I never give up, and I am going to encourage you not to give up on yourself. I thank you for trusting me with your struggles and care. I will support, empower, and assist you all the way.