My Approach to Helping
Have you been feeling down, depressed, sad or hopeless?
Have you recently found out you are pregnant or had a baby and you don't feel like you think you should?
Have you experienced a traumatic event that you can’t get out of your head?
Are you losing sleep and are not sure why?
Do you no longer feel safe in places that you used to?
Do you now feel disconnected or numb from others?
Do you lose your train of thought when people start asking you questions or when you are watching TV?
You are not your depression. You are not your anxiety. You are not your circumstance or what has happened to you in the past. Who you are as a person is separate from these feelings or the things you have done. When we experience depression or anxiety or trauma our filters are off and we can no longer see the positive things in ourselves and in our lives. We question our worth and our value. Then we shame ourselves for not being able to do the things that we feel like we “should” do, or what we did before we felt this way, or doing the same as what others around us are doing.
It’s okay to get help and I give you permission to feel what you are feeling. You deserve to feel better and you matter. Know that you will not always feel how you feel in this moment. Depression, anxiety and even trauma can be treated and managed. My purpose is to walk beside you to provide and guide you with an authentic and empathetic relationship while helping you gain the tools you need in order to feel better and achieve your goals. I know it’s scary, but you are not alone in this. I am here to help. I believe that our relationships and connections with others are so important, especially when you choose to begin to work on yourself in such a vital relationship, as with a therapist. Let’s see if I am a fit for you. One of my favorite reminders by Karen Lamb says, “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” It will take time, but what do you have to lose?