"After years of self-improvement courses and hundreds spent on books, it was one brief moment with Isabell that changed everything. She opened a door that I had closed for years. Aspects of my life were revisited, put into a new perspective, allowing me to find the freedom and happiness I had been missing for years. Her keen insights and ability to facilitate unfinished business, puts her in a position to change lives. Do yourself a favor, take advantage of what will most likely be your life changing moment as well." --36 yr old male
I am committed to helping individuals and couples of all ages explore and deepen the enjoyment of their lives and relationships in meaningful ways. I help people look at the cause, and I help them explore alternative ways of thinking and feeling.
I consider clients to be experts in their own lives, and take a collaborative approach to our work together. I strive to facilitate conversations that open up space for fresh perspectives and a better sense of control over problems in living. Together, we work as a team to develop skills that enable you to improve your health, grow the quality of your relationships, and attain your dreams.
In addition to my work as a therapist, I am the founder of LovEd.
LovEd is an innovative self-improvement organization. We are passionate about empowering you, educating you, and helping you reach your full potential. We do this through a series of interactive and engaging products, programs and services. (lovedcommunity.com)
Marriage & Family Therapist
AffiliationsAmerican Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
ServicesDuring weekly sessions we focus on many areas of life such as grief, anger and frustration, depression, resentments, dissatisfaction with life, relationship problems, communication skills, parenting skills, fear and anxiety and obsessions/compulsions.
With Isabell’s help, I experienced profound healing and growth beyond my wildest imagination. In every session, I received absolute presence and compassion—no note taking, no distractions, no judgment, pure being in the Now. I sought out her help when I was going through an awfully painful breakup after a 10-year relationship (the second one, by the way). What would have taken traditional therapists several years, Isabell helped me dissolve in just 10 weeks. We discovered and lovingly released my childhood survival strategies that were no longer useful to me as an adult. What an amazingly liberating experience. I came out of this counseling as a strong, independent woman bursting with a love for life. Now—a year later—whenever I tend to fall back into old strategies, I see this diagram of repeated patterns in front of me and choose to feel, think, and act differently. My heart, which most of my life felt trapped behind a brick wall, has grown so big that the whole world has a warm and fuzzy place in it. I am forever grateful for Isabell’s unconditional love and support.
They say, when one door closes another opens. When my marriage ended three years ago, it felt like my life exploded. There were dark moments where I thought about quitting; checking out. For the first time in my life I couldn't see myself. I couldn't find myself. I so desperately wanted to get back to some semblance of the girl I used to be; someone I could recognize. What I didn't realize at the time was there was no going back to my 'old self'. My only choice was creating a 'new SELF'. I cavalierly say now that Isabell brought me back to life, but that's not the whole truth. What she did through our therapy sessions was so much bigger. She didn't just open a door for me; she showed me a door I didn't know existed. By walking through it, I saw there's a different way of being. She helped me create a SELF that can be present and not stand in judgment of others. A SELF that can objectively look at her actions and own her experiences and consequences. A SELF who can be more accepting and empathetic of others and learn what it is to hold space for someone. A SELF that practices self-care and self-love and knows her value. What I learned in our sessions was this new SELF was waiting for me all along. Through the pain and heartbreak of my divorce I was given a gift. Yes, I had a ton of personal growth work to do in terms of identifying the components of my relationship, 'owning' my part in it and what that really meant, and finally getting real about the victim role I had played all my life - she helped me with all of that too. Isabell taught me the difference between admission and ownership - which was huge. That there didn't have to be guilt and devaluation with my decisions. She gave me the gift of 'unchoosing'; I could simply unchoose my husband and decide what I would make that mean. It was a simple concept, but whoa. She gave me a new language to use when speaking with the people I loved in my life. In our sessions I learned it's not about giving what I think people should need or want, or selfishly the least I'm willing to give, but instead asking how I can support people and how they need to be loved. I found have the capacity to give and love the people close to me, but it doesn't have to be on my terms, nor should it be. It's a simple question that I never asked in my marriage or in any of my close relationships - how would you like to be supported and loved? In short, Isabell blew my mind. The way I view myself and experience the world now, is forever changed because of her. Every situation, no matter how tragic has a silver lining, and Isabell is that for me. She is my touchstone. She's someone that will give it to you straight, no matter how tough the words are to hear. Isabell sees me. And she sees others. And she sees herself in her clients and offers her humanity and personal experience and failures in her sessions. She isn't a therapist that's unapproachable or cold. Someone that jots down notes and makes vague suggestions. She digs in, leans in and shares space with the person in front of her that's baring their soul. She's not afraid of being vulnerable, real and present - even when the content is close to her personal experience. And to me, that's why she is so special and so effective. That's why she is a treasure.I'm not much for God or divinities but someone somewhere aligned the cosmos to make Isabell special. And I'm so happy my life took a nosedive into her. I'm a better person for knowing her and learning from her. For the first time, perhaps in my entire life, I like who I am and what I have to offer the world.
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