I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story.
Mental Health Counselor in New York
Supervised by Kyle Fullmer, LMHC
Depression can come from anywhere and at anytime. I work with my clients to identify their specific symptoms of their depression and how we can start to cope with them. Using techniques such as CBT thought reshaping and working to radically accept ourselves in all stages of life allows my clients to feel progress in their depression journey.
I have worked with numerous clients who have experienced many forms of anxiety. Now as the world has been shifting in so many directions I think we all have experienced some anxiety. In session I like to focus on how we can cope in healthy ways with our anxiety. Learning to embrace anxiety as part of us not something that controls us lets us live a more balanced life overall.
With the world moving in so many directions currently everyone has been seeking a new way to make an income. In those shifts come job and financial stress. I have spoken to many clients about either finding a new job or learning to navigate their current one. Finding those moments in the workday to work for you is my focus with clients. Enjoying what we do is important to feel fulfilled in our lives. Lets work together to find that.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a very common and growing technique in therapy. It focuses on the aspects of our cognition and how our thoughts play into our emotional expression. In session there is an focus on taking unhealthy thoughts and making them into something new. Using what is already there in our minds to work for us not against us.
Our emotions are so much of what we are and who we display to the world. Learning deeply about what emotions we are feeling and how to express them in a healthy is a skill that helps us move through life. Whether it be at work, at school, or in a relationship we all have emotions so in session the focus is to find them. Once we find them then we can put words to them and learn more about ourselves in the process.
You are the writer of your story. You, as the client, is the expert and I, the therapist, is here to guide you in the journey to find yourself again or for the first time. Being person centered focuses on empathy and growing with the client. Therapists are not the experts, we don't know you. You know you. That is why therapy should be collaborative in nature. Lets learn from each other.