You know the stresses of high performance demands and the challenges of functioning when anxiety, overthinking or upsetting thoughts get in your way or you’re feeling triggered. If you need coping skills for anxiety, that feeling in the pit of your stomach, the headaches, feeling like there’s an elephant on your chest, and if you want help with dealing with painful experiences, past or present, if you need someone to talk with, if you have difficulties with Imposter Syndrome, perfectionism, 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. For two years I lived in England as an expat teen, lived and worked in Italy as an expat in my 30s, lived and worked in Poland as an expat closer to retirement age. I know about growing up with parents from a different culture and having conflict as a result: I have worked with people who translated for their parents, Third Culture Kids (TCK), people who grew up with parents who had different values, people whose parents belonged to a religion the client eventually moved away from or 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 of my clients grew up with high expectations and a lot of pressure, some with unpredictable parents, parents who didn’t pay attention to them, parents who were strict, or whose thinking was too rigid, parents whose religion forced the parents to reject them, parents who yelled, criticized or humiliated them. Some grew up with siblings who needed more care so the client did not get the attention they needed or siblings who treated them badly. Some experienced childhood physical, sexual and psychological abuse, neglect, rape, domestic abuse / intimate partner violence, vicarious trauma from helping others, or witnessed crimes.
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 with. Whatever you’ve been through, we can deal with it together.
Online therapy, telehealth, virtual therapy, Zoom with confidentiality and privacy agreement. It has many names. It doesn’t matter where you are, so long as you have a device and WiFi and we can find a time that works for both of us in our time zones. Past and current client locations include Europe (Spain, Portugal, Poland), the Middle East (Palestine, Jordan, Israel), Southeast Asia (Brunei, Singapore), and Latin America (Mexico, Dominican Republic).
About me: Love to share meaningful conversation; sometimes I’m a little too serious, too deep. And I’m driven to be of service. Like you, I love travel, culture and seeing the world. Also, I’m outdoorsy, into alternative medicine, tasty food and a little wine, and driven to be of service… The Ugly American is my favorite book. LGBTQIA+ ally / advocate, anti-racist. As an expat, I travel internationally with laptop and light ring in my carry on. Since 2018, I have been providing therapy via telehealth to Californians and English speakers abroad wherever permissible according to local regulations and I’ve been a therapist for over a decade.
Qualifications: California LMFT, Colorado LPC, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, trained in EMDR Therapy, member of EMDR International Association, working towards higher level qualifications in EMDR. Currently in consultation with Approved EMDRIA Consultants.
Insurance: While I do not accept insurance, I can provide you a super bill for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Confidentiality and privacy: HIPAA (USA) and GDPR (Europe) compliant website, video conferencing and email platforms.
Please check out my website, LetsDealWithIt.com. If you like what you see, please use the scheduling button on any page of LetsDealWithIt.com to see up a free, 20-minute consult. We’ll talk about what is going on for you, what you hope to accomplish in therapy and see if we’re a good fit. I really look forward to talking with you.
+1-415-806-7977 cell and WhatsApp. Potential client calls only.