I have a Master Degree in Psychology and am a Certified Group Life Coach which allows me to plan and facilitate transformative workshops.  I work with a collective of individuals, facilitating sessions to enhance personal development, goal-setting, and interpersonal skills.  I strive to foster a community where participants can share experiences, learn from one another, and receive guidance on achieving common or individual goals. 

I have designed a series of exercises, and discussions to help group members build self-awareness, improve communication, and work collaboratively toward their objectives. I act as a facilitator, providing structure, encouragement, and tools for the group members to navigate their personal journeys.

A wide array of tools are used during my workshops such as journaling, role plays and mindfulness.  These exercises are used to build a skillset that also helps foster personal change, and community.  The activities are voluntary and emotional safety is always emphasized.  Workshops may provide an opportunity to enhance skills as you attend therapy with a different provider. 

Workshops Vs. Group Therapy

A workshop and group therapy differ in their focus, format, and intended outcomes. The content in workshops is often practical, skills based and has defined learning outcomes.  While group therapy there is typically a mental health diagnosis, a treatment plan to address this diagnosis, and ongoing assessment.  The focus in group therapy is to meet treatment goals that have been based on a mental health diagnosis.  I also find the range of introspection is often deeper in group therapy.  

Workshop attendees have a right to privacy similarly to group therapy and the right to confidentiality.  

Workshops may provide an opportunity to enhance skills as you attend therapy with a different provider.  If you are seeking to treat a mental health disorder I recommend attending group therapy or meeting with an individual therapist.  However, if you feel you would like to learn personal development skills and have no current mental health concerns (or they are being treated by another provider) a workshop may be for you!

The choice between the two depends on individual needs, preferences, and the nature of the issues one is seeking to address.  If you are stuck in deciding what may be a better option for you please feel free to contact me.