My Approach to Helping
Anxiety can be incredibly frustrating. Even though you might know that your thoughts are "irrational" and not based in fact, this doesn't really make your worry disappear. In fact, you've probably noticed that sometimes you start to worry even more! You might feel more consumed or fixated on your thoughts. Despite this, a lot of therapy approaches focus on trying to help you change the way you think, so you have more "control" over your anxiety. If you've been down this familiar road and tried these methods without success, you're not alone. I believe in offering my clients fresh, new perspectives and skills that aren't just a repeat of something you've already tried. The work we do together can help you let go of your anxiety so you can focus on living your life. I can help you realize that there's nothing wrong with you because of the way you think or feel. If you're looking for a therapist who listens attentively to your concerns without judging you, look no further and request an appointment today! Want to meet me before we start therapy to make sure we're a good fit? Contact me to request a free consultation!
More Info About My Practice
Heartland Counseling Online is my online private practice. All therapy sessions are conducted online through a secure, HIPAA-compliant platform. I specialize in treating adults who struggle with anxiety, worry, or negative thinking. Send me an e-mail if you're interested in a free 15-minute consultation so we can meet and address any questions you have!
My Role as a Therapist
My role as your therapist is best expressed as a metaphor: You are on a journey called life and I'm here to be your passenger, guiding and supporting you as you navigate to your destination. And when your anxiety shows up and starts yelling at you from the backseat, trying to get you off the right track, I'm here to help you keep your eyes on the road and hands on the steering wheel. After all, this is YOUR life.
My Therapy Focus
I utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioral approaches to help my clients overcome anxiety, worry, and negative thinking. If you're tired of trying to change the way you think, or you've given up things you care about because they make you feel anxious, you've found the right therapist!
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
I cannot think of anything more human than to feel worried, scared, or concerned about therapy. Seeking help is an act of courage. It inevitably requires you to look at aspects of your life that are uncomfortable, embarrassing, or downright painful. What I know from personal experience and working with my clients is that the greatest opportunities for learning and growth happen when you allow yourself to venture outside of your comfort zone and face what you'd normally avoid. I'm here to make this process as comfortable and non-threatening as possible, while making sure that we move in the direction of your chosen values and goals.