My Approach to Helping
My Philosophy & approach is based analyzing the influence of non-conscious memories and beliefs that continue to create thought, emotional and behavioral problems that the individual is not aware of happening. The purpose of my psychotherapy is analyzing your "thought behaviors", and is primarily based "Cognitive Behavior Theory", "Attachment Theory", and "Dialectical Behavior Therapy".
It is based on the theory that your thoughts and perceptions about who you are, or who you believe "should be", are based on unresolved trauma of some sort; and those flawed thought patterns are causing your emotional conflicts in your relationships and your relationship with your identity and Self. My focus is on identity formation and developmental problems that can be creating your anxieties and fears that appear most often when you interact with other people - family, friends, parents, relatives, career relationships, etc.
What you will be taught, and my is approach is based on, is the principle that your current stresses are based on those repressed, and currently unconscious, traumas that are hidden by your symptoms. You will benefit from the help of a psychotherapist like me to analyze and identify which of those faulty core beliefs are hidden in repressed memories. In your case, it helps to have someone who knows what they're looking for as far psychological patterns that reveal the mistakes you have concluded about yourself: How you perceive yourself, and how you describe your symptoms. This is where psychotherapy begins.
Your dysfunctional thinking is a "Disorder", not an "Illness", unless your problem is a medical one. Once we reorganize your mistaken and irrational thought patterns, you will progressively get better on your own. There are only so many conditions in the psychology literature and texts, and yours is probably not unique or new; so there are answers and solutions. Recovery takes some people longer than others to recover from their past traumas, and depends on how repressed or denied their problems are at the moment that will determine the length of time for their treatment outcome. The first stage is analysis, the second is the therapy stage, where you learn Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance, or Interpersonal Relationships. My area is Anxiety and Mood Disorders, and how they relate to Personality Disorders. I do have experience with helping Introverted Type individuals who may feel shy, hypersensitive to overstimulating environments or gatherings, and who prefer quiet solitude over noisey socializing.