My Approach to Helping
You are not alone.
Anxiety, depression, addiction: these conditions are not uncommon especially in modern times. How do you cope with racing thoughts? Are you unable to concentrate on work or school-related obligations? How much difficulty do you have sustaining relationships with others? What is your level of frustration?
I have counseled dozens of patients seeking assistance for mental health or behavioral issues, but I consider myself to be first and foremost a person who wants to help you deal with life's obstacles.
I understand how certain issues like addiction plague your daily life and those you care about. I provide strategies and techniques in a safe, judgment-free atmosphere where together we discuss your challenges and how to overcome them.
Some people say they are frightened to go to therapy for various reasons such as not wanting to discuss their feelings, cost, or anxiety about what will happen after seeing a mental health professional. Talking to the people in your support system is encouraged but sometimes external assistance is necessary.
I am here to help and support you in dealing with problems that may be holding you back. Some individuals are not ready to discuss their issues and that is okay. Since therapy is a mutual relationship, we are working together to help you grow mentally and emotionally stronger.
You are not alone.
More Info About My Practice
Since I am a pre-licensed mental health counselor, I am unable to take insurance. As a result, my costs are lower than many other individuals in the mental health profession.
Many methods are helpful in the therapeutic relationship, but I find cognitive-behavioral techniques most constructive because I believe people act (behavioral) based on how they think (cognitive). Mindfulness, guided meditation, and homework are used often to decrease worries and allow focus on a single topic.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Addiction is a mental health illness that can be treated if the person wants help. Between interning at an addiction-focused agency and working with both adolescents and adults, I have seen just how prevalent addiction is among various ages and the fact that different treatment help individuals of different backgrounds. Psycho-education, insight into the specific issues, and treatment modalities are useful in the therapeutic setting. Some of the most constructive questions asked are what are your triggers and coping skills in dealing with your unique struggles.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
What causes a person to be "on the fence" regarding attending therapy? The reasons can be plentiful for being uncertain for going to therapy. It is a common feeling to be uncertain about going to therapy and there is nothing wrong with being indecisive; the question I would ask though is what is causing the hesitation? Anything can be discussed with me. It is okay to have feelings. It is okay to be frightened of therapy and being unsure how it will help. Let's work together to bring more happiness into your life.