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.
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.
Trauma can occur due to a 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. These are big “T” traumas.
I’d like to point out here that many of us experience trauma in our lives, and have difficulty identifying the experience as traumatic because it doesn’t fall under the traumas I listed above. Little “t” traumas which can be just as debilitating include: loss of a pet, infidelity, loss of a relationship, bullying, phobia, experiences of failure, etc.
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.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy is an integrative and evidence based therapy that allows clients to work through blocks in their lives relating to traumatic experiences (examples include but are not limited to abuse, war, illness, immigration, car accidents, relationship issues, etc.) through the use of bilateral stimulation.
We will use the EMDR protocol accompanied by mindfulness tools to release the parts of trauma that are keeping you stuck so that you can live in the present, not in the past.
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.
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 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.
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.
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