My Approach to Helping
Don't let a busy schedule stop you from taking care of yourself! Have you been finding yourself thinking a lot about your future? Have you noticed that you're often restless or on edge? Do you have a hard time trusting your own judgement? These things can be signs of feelings of anxiety, stress, or even difficulties with self-esteem. I teach stress management techniques and help people discover their own self-worth. My clients have described me as blunt, warm, and personable; sometimes we'll laugh together.
I am shocked to hear that some therapists do not return your phone calls. If you leave a message or send me an email, I will contact you. Schedule a free consult today. You can learn about my therapy approach and I can learn about your goals. If we are a good fit and you want to continue to meet, I have openings both weeknights and weekend afternoons.
All of my work is online, which means that I offer video sessions sessions to accommodate your busy schedule. Often my clients find that online therapy is a more convenient way for us to meet and I provide the same quality work as I would if we were meeting face to face. I'm looking forward to going forward on this journey together.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Free yourself from stress and anxiety!
Have you been finding yourself thinking a lot about your future?
Have you been irritable lately?
Do you have problems sleeping?
Do you have a hard time focusing or concentrating?
Have you noticed that you're often restless or on edge?
You can learn to manage or handle your anxiety with the help of therapy.
Anxiety may look like different things for different people; for example social anxiety can look different than a panic attack. The way the anxiety presents itself may be different, but anxieties have a common idea of fear and dread.
In general, anxiety is a situation where we imagine the worst case scenario, and then we assume that the event will absolutely happen. This is such a terrifying thing to imagine that we end up making ourselves worry despite the fact that this worst case scenario hasn't actually happened.
Anxiety can make us feel like there's a huge weight on our shoulders. We can feel irritable, angry, or annoyed. Stress and anxiety can also give us many physical issues, like headaches, nausea, or diarrhea. Feelings of anxiety are also connected to anxiety or panic attacks.
Don't let stress or anxiety rule your life.
Therapy can help you manage your feelings of being overwhelmed and anxious. Counseling sessions start by figuring out what your goals are, what has been stopping you from reaching those goals, and identifying steps to overcome those obstacles. One important action that we can take is exploring what causes these feelings of stress for you. We can also work on stress management training and relaxation training.
When we work together, one tool we might use is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (or CBT), since research has shown this to be an effective way to combat anxiety. This therapy is typically considered a short term therapy, which means that you're only coming to counseling once a week. This therapy looks at changing thinking and behavior patterns so that we are thinking about our triggers as rationally as possible.
Another tool that we might use is mindfulness. Mindfulness is about observing our world and our emotions instead of reacting. This helps us work through and handle our feelings of anxiety without getting so caught up in that emotion.
I have found that by using some combination of all of these tools, my clients are able to learn skills to manage their anxiety. In fact, I'm often working myself out of a job.
With online counseling, this can be done through video meetings, similar to Skype. This makes it easy for you to reach your goals of reducing of eliminating stress from your life!
All of the work that I do is private, confidential, and affordable. I'm a licensed therapist in the states of Alabama, Idaho, and Iowa.
Are you ready to take the first step towards leaving anxiety and stress behind?
Call or schedule a consultation to find out how online counseling can help you manage stress and reach your goals.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Let's face it, our lives are busy enough as it is, we don't want to make therapy another stressful thing in our lives. To make things easier, I provide online video therapy using a secure, HIPAA-approved platform that functions similarly to Skype.
With online therapy, there's no need to worry about driving to an appointment or how to make time for it. Doing therapy online allows us to be more flexible, and it's easier to fit it into our schedules as well.
Online therapy also allows me to connect with people who live in rural areas, who travel a lot, or who may not have access to therapy otherwise.
The best part? You don't have to spend extra money on hardware for it. All you need is access to an internet-connected computer or a phone.