Healing is possible. I specialize in helping people with depression, extreme states, or suicidal ideation create the lives they want.
Licensed Professional Counselor in West Allis, WI
Person-Centered Therapy relies on the therapist using genuineness, empathy, and unconditional positive regard to promote a client's natural tendency to heal themselves. Often we are so bombarded with stress, criticism (both internal and external), and fear that it is difficult to provide ourselves with time and space needed to heal. Client centered therapy helps carve out a time and space with someone who believes in you and supports your efforts towards personal growth and healing.
Dance/movement Therapy (DMT) is a creative therapy similar to art or music therapy that uses movement as a tool to help clients express themselves, relieve stress, and create or practice wholesome habits that improve quality of life. Sessions could include what you’d typically think of as dance, but more often focus on everyday movements and body awareness. Participants in my sessions often report greater feelings of vitality and joy.
What if your thoughts of wanting to die held the keys to a better life? Life can be generally overwhelming or you might have recently experienced a barrage of loss, stress, and trauma that leaves you longing for an end to your pain. Thoughts of suicide can be freeing in that they allow you to bravely make big changes in your life, because the alternative is often so frightening. Working together we'll find out what aspects of your life are begging to be left behind so that you can thrive.
Debbie L. Whittle said that "the gift of depression is that it stops us long enough to provide an opportunity to listen." This experience of deep listening can be painful, but often leads us to what we are longing for deep inside—to feel more vital and alive. Together we can listen to what your depression is trying to tell you and find your unique path to a more vibrant and fulfilling life.
Experiences often labeled as psychosis or schizophrenia might include distressing voice hearing, disturbing visual imagery, unpleasant tactile experiences, withdrawal from relationships or activities you normally enjoy, difficulty thinking, and unusual beliefs that scare you. People who hear voices have a variety of experiences including hearing comforting or helpful voices. My goal is to assist you to find relief from distress, not to pathologize you or change things that work for you.