My Approach to Helping
Getting started with therapy can be really hard. Sometimes our lives are really busy and we have many items on the to-do list. A lot of times, our mental health can be a last priority. We live in a culture that doesn't value our mental health, as much as other aspects of our well-being. If you are interested in taking back your mental health (and other areas)- I would like to help.
As your therapist, I like to explore what's working for you and what isn't, expand coping skills, and examine your level of fulfillment and contentment you find in your life. This is your life and I want to help you make the most of it- whatever that means for you!
More Info About My Practice
I will explain a little about the office: I work at A. Benjamin Eubanks and Associates, LLC- TMS Centers of Atlanta. I am apart of the "and associates." Dr. Eubanks is a well-known, excellent, psychiatrist who provides his patients many years of experience in medication management. For me, as well as, being a therapist, I am also the transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) coordinator. TMS is one method used to treat medication-resistant depression- non-systemically. If you would like more information, I am happy to provide it. My therapy is sometimes interrelated to TMS and TMS patients but not always. If you call the number listed above it may seem to be TMS related but it is also therapy related. I often recommend patients contacting me via email and then I will follow-up- it seems to alleviate some of the confusion.
My Role as a Therapist
I see my role as a therapist as being two-fold. There are some aspects of my approach that are constantly in flux, while some very important themes remain completely, constant. I think one of my greatest strengths is my ability to be flexible in session. However, my empathy, compassion, understanding, warmth, and knowledge- based on the research are unceasing. I really listen to each person in my office for what they are looking to get out of therapy and that remains omnipresent in our time together. I believe each person is their own expert. No one knows your life as well as you do and I merely want to be invited in to see how I can help make things a little or a lot easier.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Starting therapy is one of the bravest things you can do for yourself. I am always so honored to be sitting across from someone who has taken the step to get to know themselves more deeply, someone who has decided to let an inner wound be exposed and allow it the space to heal.