...and some of it is really rough.
Any of us can be temporarily overwhelmed by life events. This may be the time to reach out to understand how they affect you, to rediscover and build on the skills and inner strengths which have seen you through in the past, and to chart a course forward.
I believe each person (child, teen, adult) has a natural inclination towards health and healing. You already have the resources you need within you. As a therapist, it is a privilege to truly get to know you, to help you recognize your strengths and purpose, and reconnect with your resilient core.
And it is a joy to know that as you heal, you too will be a healing presence for others.
Resilience is the ability to handle the curve balls life throws at us, bounce back, and go on to live a full and meaningful life.
Specializing in Individual and Family Therapy for:
Stress / Anxiety
Anxiety and stress reactions serve a valuable purpose. They alert us to danger and rev up our physiological resources to prepare for fight, flight, or freezing.
They become a problem when they show up when they're not needed or stick around when the crisis is over.
You can learn to unhook from your anxious thoughts.
Depression has many faces.
We think of it as sadness, but it often looks like irritability, hopelessness, loss of interest in things we used to enjoy, changes in sleep or eating, listlessness, trouble concentrating, self-blame or guilt.
There's help for depression.
Kids / Parents
Trauma isn't always the big "T" trauma we associate with post traumatic stress disorder - like serious injury/illness, abuse, death, violent attacks, natural disaster, war.
Little "t" trauma - like bullying, harassment, chronic stress, lost relationships, infidelity - also hurts.
You don't have to face it alone.
Divorce is tough - whether you're 20 or 65, whether you were together 3 years or 30, whether you have kids or not. It can impact the whole family - spouses, parents, children, siblings, grandparents.
It's normal to struggle for awhile - and therapy can help you through.
"If my parents had brought me to counseling when I was a kid, I probably wouldn't need to be here today." As this young man
understood, adverse childhood events can have long term impact.
He also knew that timely therapy can build resilient children who grow into healthy adults.
You're a recent grad working on advanced licensure. Or you're in a busy agency or practice and want to hone your skills and manage the pressures of your work.
I'm a seasoned supervisor who loves to help new therapists explore their interests and develop their talents!