As a woman in her mid-forties, I have had my share of life transitions. As an immigrant I experienced the struggles that come with finding a sense of belonging, the frustration of not being able to fully express to others who I am, and the financial stress that comes from starting a life from scratch.
As a mother, and for several years as a single mother, I have experienced the stress of having to find the right balance between succeeding professionally and caring for my daughter, the intense emotions that come with being responsible for another’s wellbeing, the anger, the joy, the disappointment, the self-doubt.
Divorce brought to an enormous amount of grief, anger, and questions, eventually followed by the relief found at a second chance at happiness and love.
Nowadays, I feel fully energized by my commitment to becoming better at many things, such a listening more attentively to my life partner, being more present for my daughter as she begins the tricky years of adolescence, and improving my relationship to money.
I also feel a strong commitment to continue helping my clients achieve their life goals by continuously training and self-supervising; to help new therapists become great at what they do by offering training opportunities and supervision; and to use social media and community events to educate the general public about topics related to emotional health, with the hope that we can become curious about our minds instead of feeling ashamed and fearful.