Assess and address life struggles
If you are reading through this page, it is likely you are trying to find the right mental health therapist for you in a time where you've decided change is necessary. Many people I've spoken to find this time to be complicated and anxiety-filled. Congratulations on your decision to make changes in your life! Please contact me for a phone consultation to see if I might be a helpful force in your efforts for recovery.
I offer psychotherapy & outpatient mental health services, as well as addiction & substance use recovery counseling, for adults in the comfort of their own homes via secure telehealth/virtual meeting. It is my ultimate goal to make a lasting connection with clients to help them address suffering or difficulties to increase happiness and self-acceptance. I am happy to speak with you to find how I could play a role in this time of change.
Having a history of frightening circumstances, in singularity or repetition, can have a profound effect on a person's functioning for decades afterward.
Are you struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic? Are you an essential worker? Healthcare employee? Or are you stuck at home with no foreseeable end to returning to a workplace?
Has your mood been all over the place lately?
Have you lost interest in most things you used to enjoy?
Have you noticed increased fatigue, change in sleep habits, change in appetite?
Have you noticed the urge to avoid everyone?
Have you noticed you can't avoid alcohol, drugs, spending, or sex for even just a day as a method of coping?
Are emotions so intense that you can't stand sitting with them?
Have you noticed substances and behaviors that used to make you feel better don't work any more?
Anxiety and Perfectionism
Is your mind racing constantly? Circling the same thought, fear, or worry?
Are you having difficulty not making things "perfect"?
Have you noticed repetitive habits, thoughts, or actions that used to make you feel better?
What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy that was originally developed to treat chronic suicidality in clients. It has evolved to treat a multitude of disorders, including addiction, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and personality disorders. This therapy consists of individual therapy and DBT skills coaching & education. DBT attends to mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance skills. Read more here at The University of Washington.
What is Internal Family Systems?
Internal Family Systems is a modality consisting of internal healing of various parts of the self. It is increasing its scientific evidence of effectiveness for clients with a history of trauma and self-esteem difficulties. Read more here at the IFS Institute.