My Approach to Helping
I help individuals dealing with trauma or anxiety find hope. Together we will learn ways to cope with the intense feelings and thoughts. We will figure out coping skills based on your interests. Talking about the issue helps the healing process. Healing doesn't happen overnight. We will discover lessons learned and discuss how to apply those lessons in the future. Here are my tips for therapy: 1) Learn about your interests and incorporate them into the work. 2) Explain the reasons behind the exercises. 3) Discover your "why" and figure out ways to maintain the changes. 4) Identify your support system. 5) Have fun. Yes, the reason to seek out therapy and the majority of therapy is serious and everyone has to laugh sometimes. 6) Figure out ways to maintain the changes and practice self-care.
Here are a few answers to commonly asked questions:
Yes, parents of teens are involved in the process. Outside of parentsguardians, a release of information is required for me to speak to anyone else. Privacy is very important.
Therapy does not last forever. Some people often report some relief after 2-3 sessions. True change happens when you are able to apply the lessons outside of the therapy office. Trauma or mental health issues do not have to define your life. Growth is possible.