mental health Specialties
Mental Health Specialties
Therapy can be a lot of work. There may be unpleasant emotions that you may experience. It takes a lot of energy to understand yourself in ways you have not yet explored and courage to discover hidden feelings and memories from the past that you have, for so long, avoided.
However, this can be the beginning of your journey in learning and finding out what it is that is causing your distress so that you can work towards healing and peace. When we understand it better, we can work on building healthy ways to deal with it.
ANXIETY can make you feel frustrated, angry, and upset. It prevents us from being our authentic selves. It robs us of our freedom and joy. But you don’t have to feel or live this way. We can work together to gain insight into what causes your anxiety and change the way you feel.
Everyone experiences depression in different ways. I am here to help and work with you to gain insight about your depression and how you can decrease these painful and yet empty feelings. If you feel alone and isolated please reach out. You can get help and change.
TRAUMA, itself, is an distressing or disturbing event. When facing a threatening or stressful situation our brain and body works hard to help us survive by going into a “fight or flight” mode. But when our body gets “stuck” in the sympathetic nervous system (fight or fight mode) even when the threat is gone, it can result in post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression (to name a few). This means that it affects our mind and body which overall affects our daily lives at work, in school or in our relationships.
Healing is possible. Change is possible. Start today.
Are you still suffering from negative childhood memories such as childhood abuse (including physical, psychological and emotional), neglect and/or domestic violence? Do you often feel the same painful emotions that you felt as a child? Do you have a hard time trusting others? Untreated childhood trauma (or developmental trauma) can have long-lasting effects on an individual. However, it is never too late to start therapy as an adult. We can work together to gain insight about your past trauma and start the healing process.