For each client I build a trusting relationship and together we develop a customized treatment plan to match your unique needs, stressors, strengths, valued goals, and relationships. Whether you are a student, parent, or professional there is always room for personal growth.
- Anxiety: Our minds are programmed to constantly be scanning our environment for signs of threat in order to keep us safe.
Yet sometimes our brain falsely detects danger – physical, emotional or social – and this creates unnecessary fear and anxiety. We replay the past, or forecast into the future, when our mind is most content right here in the present.
- Avoidant Coping: Do you ever pretend that the problem doesn’t exist and hope that it goes away? This is called avoidant coping. It’s typified by procrastination, denial, and pretending that everything is fine, when really the stress is piling up and problems are getting worse.
- Depression: Blues got you down? Depression is a full body experience, rather than just a mental state, that can interrupt sleep, diet, work and school productivity, and family relationships. In learning about your thought and behavior patterns, we can make simple changes to get you back on your feet in no time.
- Loss and Forgiveness: Hurt and grief are often derived when life, the world, or others do not live up to our expectations. The result is carrying around emotional pain, resentment and bitterness that is only poisonous to ourselves. By exploring and grieving the loss of these expectations we learn to let go and live on.
- Obsessions and Compulsions: Preference for order and structure, repetitive thoughts and behaviors, rules, rituals, and rigidity are just a few of the symptoms that make getting up in the morning hard when you have obsessive-compulsive traits. With a combination of exposure hierarchies and Radically Open flexible mind principles, I can help you break free of the OCD trap.
- Stress & Perfectionism: Stress is an unavoidable part of life and it’s how you deal with it that counts. If you expect perfection from yourself, others and the world – this often leads to being highly critical of self and others. This can impact our self-confidence and create tension in important relationships.
- Trauma and PTSD: Sometimes we live through difficult events that continue to impact our bodies, emotions and life choices – even though the danger is now over. New research on how the brain processes trauma has opened the window to leaving the past in the past and living fully in the present. I have been trained and practice trauma informed care with knowledge of Prolonged Exposure Therapy, somatic responses to trauma, and letting go by grieving the past.