Specialities and issues treated: anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, codependency, low self-esteem and low self-confidence, and much MORE.
Often times people come in my office not really sure what issues they need/want to work on, they just know they need help. During our sessions, we can figure that out together and work through some of those things. It is not uncommon that people come to me for one thing, and other issues arise along the way, that we can work through, as well.
Types of (sessions) therapy offered: In-person, Telehealth, Phone, Walking.
Cost: $140/session, private pay. Do not accept insurance.
Is it hard for you to concentrate on daily, or even menial tasks? Do you constantly worry about things you probably “shouldn’t” fret about, like needing to finish the dishes before leaving the house? Do you constantly beat yourself up for making a mistake or fear making the “wrong” decision, (a constant feeling of needing to be perfect)?
Many people who experience anxiety tend to have difficulty concentrating. They also can excessively worry, have racing thoughts, experience changes in appetite, and have difficulty sleeping.
Anxiety can be extremely exhausting and draining. During our time we will work together to try and see where your fear stems from and different ways to look at it. Once we can see that what we are worrying about is not as bad or scary as we perceive it, then we can practice changing the behaviors that lead to obsessing over the nagging worries. Ultimately, we can accomplish the goal of managing anxiety to make life more joyful.
Many people who experience any kind of trauma can develop PTSD, (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). PTSD is when a person experiences the symptoms above, although symptoms can be more intense and longer lasting. However, just because someone experiences trauma does not necessarily mean this person will automatically develop PTSD as each individual is different.
When you look up the term, trauma, the most common definition you will see is a psychological, emotional response, to an event or experience that is deeply distressing or disturbing. While this explains it in a nutshell, my experience and understanding have proven trauma to be much more than this description.
I’ve found two more definitions that I capture what trauma is in an even better way: The first one described trauma as, any experience in which an individual is ill-equipped to handle. The second description of trauma is anything not nurturing.
Do you feel responsible for the feelings of others, or perhaps their actions and behavior? Do you feel the need to protect a loved one from bad things or from consequences to their own actions? Do you feel like if you don’t assume control, no one else will, and in turn, ultimately take on a personal responsibility for that individual’s entire life? If so, you may be struggling with codependency.
With codependency and addiction being closely related, I use a variety of skills to help treat these problems. We will explore what the connection is and why the need for that person/substance. We will also learn alternative ways to occupy your mind and time. Depending on how long we’ve been struggling with codependency and/or addiction, it can be difficult to learn alternative ways to think, feel, act, spend your free time, etc. With my help and with your willingness, we will work together to handle these issues and also celebrate your successes along the way, no matter how big or small.
Do you often feel hopeless and/or helpless? Do you feel like you are the only person feeling like this and that no one else can relate? Do you judge yourself for feeling sad or depressed because to everyone else you have a “great life”? Do you feel down most of the day and aren’t really sure why, but just know you don’t “feel right” or like yourself? Do you no longer enjoy hobbies or activities anymore, like you used to?
Many people experiencing depression tend to feel sad, hopeless, helpless, lonely, sensitive to rejection, self-conscious and/or constantly judged. If you cry easily, isolate yourself away from others, sleep too much, struggle with low self-esteem or feel that your sense of self-worth is lacking, you may be depressed.
If you are struggling with depression, we can work together to help alleviate associated symptoms. While in therapy, many with depression will come to realize that much of their sadness comes from childhood trauma or past experiences. During our time, we will work to get to the root of the problem, what is causing the unpleasant feelings, and find different ways to look at any underlying issues. Contact my office today and let me help you find your peaceful way of being.
Life Transitions are major events/decisions in your life that changes your trajectory or path. These major changes tend to have a major impact on your lifestyle. Some examples of life transitions (but not limited to) are: getting married, getting a divorce, having a baby, adopting a child, a death or loss of a loved one (including a pet), changing jobs, switching careers, teenager to adult, moving cities/states, etc.
Life transitions aren't necessarily good or bad, it depends on how one perceives this change. However, all life transitions come with some stress and worry. Many lack the confidence to move forward with these decisions. Learning the skills to build upon will not only help you through a major life transition, it will also guide you through other areas in your life.
Do you struggle with low self-esteem, self-love, self-worth and/or confidence? Do you often feel you are a burden to others? Do you constantly feel like you are not good enough or you could do better? Do you give others the benefit of the doubt but not give yourself the same grace?
Self-esteem and confidence start developing at birth. It is said that the first 3-5 years is the most important when developing confidence in yourself. If you did not get these skills from your caregivers, chances are you are lacking those skills in your adulthood and struggling with low self-esteem and confidence.
We will work together to recognize your patterns in how you talk to yourself and in what areas need improvement to be kinder to yourself. We will learn what empowers you and strengthens you for you to live your life more authentically, without that paralyzing fear or judgement from others.
"Restore your sense of self and recognize your true undeniable potential."