I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and psychotherapist with over two decades of experience counseling adults, adolescents, and couples. I am also a certified life coach offering individual coaching for adults and one of the few Certified EMDR Clinicians in the Newburyport area
While some therapeutic methods emphasize the past, and others emphasize the present, psychotherapy, in general, is focused on transforming your negative beliefs, unresolved emotions, and inappropriate behaviors that get in the way of living fully, into more functional, life-serving beliefs, emotions, and behaviors.
In my practice, I draw from training in a variety of modalities, including psychodynamic, somatic (body oriented therapy), cognitive/behavioral work, expressive arts, holistic and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
Life coaching is distinguished from psychotherapy in that coaching is more focused on envisioning, planning, and creating the future you desire. If you want someone in your corner to help you as you take bold steps into a more fulfilling life, then partnering with a life coach may be the right choice for you.