Is Therapy For Me?
Anxiety can take many forms and while irritating for some, can be crippling for others. I can help you manage your experience of anxiety so you can master it and no longer be oppressed by it.
Depression is a Thief. It robs us of joy, of motivation, of energy... Whether depression is new for you, or you've been suffering since childhood, I will walk alongside you as you rediscover (or discover for the first time) energy, purpose, and Joy.
Habits are tough to change. We begin a behavior that serves a purpose at the time, and then we find it difficult to stop, when it no longer serves us. DBT offers specific skills to help find the way back to freedom.
Trauma/Abuse/Gender & Racial Injustice
Trauma, whether from deliberate acts of violence, or a lifetime of living "on the defensive," can have lifelong negative effects on mental, emotional, sexual, and physical functioning. Being on guard and never feeling safe can result in negative behaviors like substance abuse and self-injurious behaviors. Trauma can be treated and peace can be found. Let's work together to find safety and inner peace for you.
Stress is inevitable and not necessarily harmful. It's how we manage stress that determines its impact. Maybe you tried Meditation and it "didn't work for" you. Your friends tell you to try Yoga but you "don't have time" or you're "not flexible." Stress can be managed and Meditation and Yoga may become your best friends. Let's work together and see what plan we can come up with to help you master your stress.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
— Theodore Roosevelt (1910)