How anxiety manifests is specific to each person. Some may experience more cerebral anxiety symptoms such as intrusive thoughts, overthinking, self-doubt and difficulty concentrating in the present moment. Others may experience more physical anxiety symptoms, including tension headaches, restlessness, insomnia and rapid breathing. During our initial session, I will tailor your anxiety treatment to how you specifically experience anxiety which oftentimes includes mindfulness techniques for immediate relief in addition to other treatments that will loosen the grip anxiety holds in your life. I know, I’ve been there.
Therapy For PTSD
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is developed after surviving a traumatic event or events that can have debilitating effects if left untreated. Symptoms of PTSD present in our minds, bodies, and emotions including sleep disorders, mood changes, feeling unsafe and hypervigilant, loss of interest and connection, use of maladaptive strategies to avoid the pain associated with traumatic memories, anxiety, and depression. I am trained in evidence-based treatments, including EMDR and somatic counseling to alleviate PTSD symptoms and promote possibility and hope of re-engaging with life.
Therapy For Depression
Depression is a disorder of the brain and not a lack of willpower. Often times feelings of shame can accompany depression because there’s the assumption “I’m a failure”. This is not true. Depression can feel crippling, making it really hard to show up in life, often presenting feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, lack of motivation, inability to experience joy, feelings of worthlessness and guilt, and mood changes such as anger and irritability. When we are burdened with depression symptoms it can make reaching out for help seem overwhelming. Further isolation can worsen what you are feeling. Seeking help can alleviate depression symptoms through connection and identification of past and present experiences and belief systems that harbor pain and disappointments.
Therapy For Grief And Bereavement
In the wake of loss, when it’s puzzling and despairing how life can resume, it can often be helpful to seek support from someone professionally trained to offer a safe environment to process anger, disbelief, denial, fear, hopelessness, and other symptoms that are specific to your personal loss.
Relational Trauma Therapy
I specialize in healing relational trauma, that is, the aftermath of physical, mental, and/or emotional abuse, neglect, and abandonment in a relationship, often experienced from childhood. The prevailing negative, oppressive effects on our self-esteem, emotional safety, how we see ourselves, and the type of relationship we believe we deserve can be traced back to our attachment wounds.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Pregnancy and Postpartum support