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Areas of Expertise

Depression   .   Anxiety + Panic   .   Relationships   .   Grief   .   Stress + Burnout

Depression

Unsure if things will ever improve? Do you know what you want to do but can't bring yourselves to take the steps? Feeling as though life no longer has meaning or purpose? Whether you have dealt with chronic depression or are feeling disconnected/low for the first time, I will work collaboratively with you to develop the best treatment plan for your goals and needs.

 

I specialize in helping people overcome depression symptoms utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). We will dig into what perpetuates the cycle of depression, how to break it, and address unhealthy thinking patterns that maintain feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness.

 

There is a path to overcome these difficult symptoms and I would be honored to help you find it again.

Relationships

Relationships are complex and the way we interact with those closest to us can be impacted by stress, grief, trauma, self-esteem, substance use and many other factors. I assist clients who are navigating the role of being a caregiver, having difficulties in their romantic relationships, struggling with people in their professional lives, or who are feeling unheard by family or friends. I help individuals identify their needs and wants, explore negative thinking, tune into their inner-voice, discuss healthy boundaries, and explore what they deserve and how to ask for it. 

My practice is sex-positive, LGBTQIA+ welcoming and gender-affirming. 

Anxiety + Panic

Anxiety and panic love to take control over our thoughts and can greatly impact our happiness, relationships, sleep and functioning. It can show up as a negative loop of thinking that is hard to break out of, make you feel like you are lashing out at those around you, or leave you feeling worried/ stuck in the "what ifs" all day or night. 

I empower clients to take control over their anxiety by teaching what is happening in the brain and how to intervene. We will discuss coping strategies, mindfulness practices and talk through lifestyle changes that can prevent anxiety from building up again. Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I also help clients address negative thinking and teach how all of our experiences and interactions impact the lens through which we see the world, as well as how to refocus it again.

Grief

Grief is a difficult process that we all experience in different ways, for different reasons, and for different lengths of time. Death is not the only thing that causes us to go through a grieving process; divorce, relationship changes, physical illness or injury, financial loss, retirement, surviving a trauma and many other experiences/changes can lead us to grieve.

 

I help people navigate grief by exploring ways to honor and work through the grieving process, incorporating mindfulness and introducing coping strategies. We will discuss and address sleep concerns, breakdown overwhelming tasks, and explore feeling disconnected from our body, ourselves and others. 

Stress + Burnout

Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain resulting from very demanding or adverse circumstances. Stress may result from an unhealthy work environment or relationship. It may develop due to big life changes -starting college, becoming a parent, moving, losing a partner/ friend/ spouse- or feeling stuck. As we have navigated a pandemic, job loss, isolation and huge situational changes- I know stress has built for many.

 

I also have worked with many healthcare providers and professionals in other demanding positions who are experiencing symptoms of burnout. If you feel overwhelmed, lets create a plan to address what you are facing. I am trained in Problem-Solving Therapy (PST) and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) approaches to support you each step of the way!

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