My Approach to Helping
As a result of the challenges we face, it is not uncommon for us to get "stuck." Whether it is a significant life change, feeling like we aren't where we're supposed to be, loss or break-up from a loved one, or changes in mood that can't be explained, there are simply times when we feel hopeless, and are in need of help.
My job as a therapist is to help you get “unstuck.” Often times this involves exploring relationships, emotions, thoughts, expectations, and past events that may be contributing to why you may feel stuck. Psychotherapy involves examination of these topics, and how they may be contributing to your current problem.
My primary focus is on anxiety, depression, and relational difficulties. Problems in these areas may be caused by a number of contributing factors including significant loss, unexplained sadness, feeling one is not where they "should" be in life, or difficulty during childhood. The effect these variables have on us can be better understood by exploring the thoughts, emotions, and interpersonal relationships surrounding them.
I have additional training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), both of which are therapeutic approaches proven to assist with anxiety and depression. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focuses on the connection between how we think about things and our mood, and Interpersonal Therapy focuses of the connection between how we relate to people and our mood.
I know that therapy can be an intimidating process, so if I can answer any questions you might have about getting started, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you. :)