Approach to Therapy
Georgia works successfully with individuals of all ages and walks of life. With empathy and respect, she helps clients tap into their own capacities for healing and growth. Clients routinely find greater ease and self-fulfillment through their work in counseling and often make changes they hadn’t dreamed possible.
The heart of Georgia’s clinical approach draws on the integration of CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy), Mindfulness and Psychodynamic interventions. She describes her use of these modalities in this way:
CBT - Helps individuals gain insight into emotional triggers and practice healthier responses
Mindfulness - Allows clients to slow down, tolerate feelings and find more choices in the moment
Psychodynamic – Helps process any past events that get in the way, so individuals can move forward and feel more freedom in the present
An Open Letter from Georgia
Hi there, I wanted to welcome you to my therapy practice and tell you some about myself. I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas where I realized I hated football but loved country western music. A number of adventures have led me to become a therapist. In my early 20s, I moved to San Francisco and trained for 3 years at the American Conservatory Theater (ACT), earning my MFA in acting. I then moved to New York City and began acting in plays and working at a meditation center in Manhattan. I found that practicing meditation / mindfulness put me in deeper touch with myself and opened me up to new possibilities.
At this point, I followed my calling to become a therapist, earning my Masters in Social Work at Smith College. The training gave me excellent clinical skills and I've found that my grounding in mindfulness along with the emotional authenticity of acting training has given me a uniquely strong skill set as a therapist.
In my own life, I’ve experienced first-hand the transformative power of therapy. It’s been really hard work at times. I’ve had to explore parts of myself that I didn’t want to look at and feel emotions I definitely didn't want to feel. But it also changed my life in the most powerful ways. It’s deepened my experience of myself and my relationships and it’s brought me a richer, more courageous and meaningful quality of life than I could have ever imagined.
I feel blessed that now I get to support others in their own journeys in therapy, and my clients continually inspire me with the powerful changes they're making to heal and grow in their lives. Whether you end up working with me or not, I’m glad you’re considering counseling because it can help you bring such wonderful changes into your life. I’m wishing you all the best in your journey.