My Approach to Helping
So often you are caring for your friends, family, and significant other(s) that you’ve lost track of yourself and feel exhausted. You struggle to communicate your thoughts and feelings in your relationships and have even become impatient with those you care about. You are good at seeing the best in other people, but can never give yourself a break when you mess up. Sometimes you are able to keep your anxiety under control, but now it’s becoming impossible to keep it from impacting your work, relationships, or overall life in general. Sometimes the anxiety morphs into depression and you feel fatigued, irritable, and not interested in things you used to enjoy.
It is possible to find yourself again, improve your relationships, and to feel excited about life. You can learn how to communicate your feelings, thoughts, and needs with the people you care about and begin receiving the support that you need sometimes, too. You can also learn how to develop compassion for yourself and begin providing love to yourself in the way you've been providing it to others. You can develop skills to deal with stress, anxiety, and depression and understand what triggers your emotions.
My approach to therapy begins with developing a trusting non-judgmental relationship where you receive compassion, validation, and acceptance. I will teach you how to develop compassion for yourself by exploring how family dynamics and culture have impacted you. By unpacking culture and upbringing, you can understand why you do the things you do and develop skills to get unstuck. I will teach you different mind body modalities such as mindfulness, breathing techniques, and Emotional Freedom Technique so you can have tools to cope with challenging emotions and thoughts. With time, trust, understanding, and new skills, you can live a life with improved relationships, better self-care, and an increased ability to manage stress, anxiety, and depression.