Depression is an oftentimes overwhelming experience that can require engagement with a healthy, intimate, supportive and nurturing relationship through which the individual can slowly begin escaping from an unhealthy and dysfunctional sense of "normal." Each person's individual experience with depression can manifest differently and our work together will involve creating a safe place to develop intimacy as well as methods of disengaging from destructive cognitive and behavioral patterns.
Anxiety is a unique psycho-physiological experience with as many variations as there are individuals in the world. Anxiety can involve aspects of belief, thought, cognition. Anxiety can involve many other emotions simultaneously. Anxiety can affect the biological functioning or dysfunction of our bodies. And anxiety can be a source of spiritual discontentment in our daily lives. Our work together can alleviate the duration and severity of symptoms in your life.
Biofeedback is a fancy word for describing any object that provides information to you about yourself. So, stepping on a scale is a form of biofeedback. Looking into a mirror is biofeedback. During in-person sessions, I can provide a heart rate variability monitor that can be used as a source of biofeedback and can assist you in learning self-regulation skills. Believe it or not, you can control your heart rate! Sometimes seeing a bit of evidence is all we need to believe in ourselves.
My education and training involves a variety of therapeutic theories as well as experiences within clinic, hospice, collegiate, professional, in-home, and community environments. My clinical work and experience also involves working with individuals of all ages. It would be a disservice to you if I didn't tailor my expertise to you, specifically, drawing from this rich variety of therapeutic interactions and knowledge.