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Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Wheaton, IL
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy has 30 years of validated scientific support for a wide variety of issues. It is a mindfulness-based approach that is truly a roadmap for being human in a stressful world. Every mental health issue has one aspect in common- psychological inflexibility. The aim of ACT is to increase psychological flexibility and when that happens your life becomes rich and meaningful in countless ways. It is the way I live my own life.
I am trained in Brainspotting and often use this modality in addition to ACT in a mindfully focused manner. I can teach your how to find your “resource spot” and you will be able to use the technique in any situation to help calm down your nervous system.
Anxiety is a common and often normal reaction from the limbic brain to a perceived threat. The limbic "caveman" brain is always doing its job of "safety first". Unfortunately, these reactions are very easily amplified. The emotional brain reacts very fast and often below our conscious reactions. We often find ourselves with anxiety about having anxiety, and then feeling frustrated about it! I teach you grounding methods and give you the tools to be able to stay centered.
Adjustment Disorder is linked to an identifiable stressful experience, such as a life transition like empty nest, or a job loss. It is looking at how the stresses in your life are impacting you with symptoms of anxiety or depression or both. Once the nervous system is in an activated state, people often find themselves bouncing between anxiety and extreme discouragement. I will teach you how to not super-size whatever you are experiencing and help you turn off the struggle switch!
Through the years I have supported many people through divorce. No matter how civil, this is a very challenging time to get through for anyone. I am able to help you identify healthy boundaries, develop self-compassion, and learn how to appropriately co-parent going forward if you have children.