AREAS OF FOCUS

Chronic Illness

Chronic illness tends to call for lifestyle changes, which can leave you feeling angry, resentful, or anxious.

After being diagnosed with a chronic illness, you may experience feelings of fear, confusion and loss. My approach is to help navigate through those feelings as well as help you structure your best and most balanced life with your health needs in mind. More here.

Anxiety

When anxiety enters your life, you may feel that these feelings of constant worry, shortness of breath, heart racing, and impending doom may never end. Anxiety is highly manageable, if not treatable, with the right support and tools.

My approach when managing anxiety is to take small steps to lead to big changes. We will work to interrupt negative thought patterns, manage physical symptoms through a variety of techniques, and discuss the underlying root of the anxiety.

Life Transitions for Teens and Young Adults

Changes come at you in full speed at this time of your life. What do you want to do as a career? Do you want to pursue higher education? Are you ready to be in a relationship? Are you in the RIGHT relationship? Is your social circle helping or hurting you? These are all common questions that can be tackled in our sessions.

We will work to discover and understand your life goals and make strides towards reaching them by using solution focused and forward thinking strategies.

Relationship Issues

Romantic relationship issues can occur at all ages and during all stages of life. Sometimes, a couple needs a little bit of help to work through issues surrounding communication, boundaries, infidelity, open relationships, etc.

At other points, an individual may need to seek help outside of a relationship to process attachment issues, trauma from previous relationships, fear of committing, to name a few.

When working with relationship issues, we tend to learn the pattens of your romantic relationships (past and present) and understand what is healthy in the relationship and what is not. With this information at hand, we work to tackle major relationship issues through a step by step process.

Men’s Issues

Men’s issues tend to be overlooked by the media. It seems we have a harder time giving men the space to be emotional, to be sad, to cry, to be anxious… I have extensive experience working with men, particularly in their 20s regarding issues surrounding emotionality (and accepting it!), feeling whole and comfortable with their identities, and dating.

We will work step by step to see how you’d like to define who you are as opposed to how social media and our society has defined you, to help you live your best and most fulfilled life.

Trauma

Trauma can occur issues due to a severely distressing event. Sometimes we do not have the reserves to cope with that level of stress or we have difficulty processing the emotions surrounding those events. Trauma can occur due to experiencing abuse, war, illness, immigration, accidents, along with many countless others.

We will work process the trauma, and understand and change thinking and behavior patterns surrounding it, as well as engage in active treatment in and outside of our weekly sessions to reduce symptoms.

Career Counseling

Career Counseling can be helpful for individuals who are uncertain of what career path to take, who want to identify their strengths and translate them into a career, and/or who want to foster work/life balance in their existing job. It can help those who have been working towards a degree or career, but are now wondering if this is the right path for them or can help those who have had personal life stressors force them to reevaluate your priorities.

Our work together examines your values and aspirations.We will take a deep dive into what is important in a career. Is work/life balance what you prioritize the most? Is a lucrative salary key? Do you want to help people? We will explore these questions along with many others as I will provide you resources to discover what career path is truly the best for you.

Group Therapy

Teens and COVID: “When will we go back to normal?” Group

Teens are going through a lot right now. As you are trying to move through life and figure out what you want, the stability of school, seeing your friends, and the world being a safe place is necessary. COVID has taken those constants away from you, which may lead you to feeling anxious, angry, and confused. This group is for teens to process the hardships of COVID and the stress it has added to your plate.

We are currently accepting group members!This group will be held every week for ten weeks using videoconferencing!  If you are interested, please contact me via telephone or through a submission on the “Contact me” page. Start date to be determined.

Dating & Chronic Illness Group

Dating while managing a chronic Illness comes up often in my sessions with clients. Many people long to date but are not sure how to navigate dating with a chronic illness. This group serves to talk through these issues with others who are experiencing them too and find answers to the following questions: 

how do I put myself out there? when & how do I tell the person I am dating about my condition? how do I explain some of my limitations without feeling like a burden? how do I ask my partner about their STD history and protection? do I put my medical condition on my dating profile? having a medical condition makes me feel less than confident, will that change? how can I feel more empowered sexually?

We are currently accepting group members! This group will be held via videoconferencing!  If you are interested, please contact me via telephone or through a submission on the “Contact me” page. Group will begin the second week of July. Exact days/times to follow.

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