"Just think happy thoughts." "It's just a phase." "Quit worrying so much." "It could be worse." "When I was your age..." "What you should do is..." "You should just pray about it." If all this "helpful" advice has not worked for you then I would love to help you find out what will work. We will focus on the anxiety and trauma that is holding you back from being happy, from having healthy relationships, and from achieving your goals.
My Background and Approach
I have over 18 years experience working with clients, particularly teenagers and young adults. I believe everyone deserves to be heard and have their thoughts and feelings validated, not judged or dismissed. I use cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused techniques to give my clients more adaptive skills and beliefs about themselves.