Depression: Depression is far more common than anyone realizes. People struggle with feeling hopeless, unhappy, not motivated, and disconnected. Depression can start off as just feeling down more often than not, though can quickly spiral into all areas of life (work, school, personal relationships, and life satisfaction). If these symptoms are not addressed, they can become debilitating. Through effective treatment, people can find hope and begin to reclaim their lives. I use a variety of therapy techniques to help meet my clients where they are at. I aim to help clients use their supports, strengths, and resources to find empowerment in order to overcome depression.
Anxiety: Anxiety and stress are a part of our life. We all have things that we worry about or find ourselves stressing out over. Often times anxiety and stress can have us feeling overwhelmed, afraid, keyed up, tense, depressed and hopeless. Oftentimes our fears and worries are a big stop sign to get us to realize that we need to make change in our life. I work with individuals to begin to use their strengths around them to find ways to manage anxiety and stress. I help individuals develop specific coping skills to manage daily stress and anxiety more effectively.
Trauma, Grief/Loss: Trauma can come from anywhere at anytime. When a traumatic event occurs in our life, we can feel defeated, lost and guilty or ashamed. Individuals can find themselves reliving traumatic memories or events over and over again, this is completely normal. In therapy, I help clients process their trauma or grief; be it from loss of a loved one, near death experience, miscarriage, divorce, loss of job, loss of a pet, or illness. I use a supportive and directive therapy approaches in order to help clients work through their loss or trauma in their own way using their natural strengths and supports.