I practice from a psychodynamic perspective. My husband and I have recently started a practice within the Library District in Kansas City.
Counselor in Kansas City, MO
Supervised by Beth Russell PLPC, LPC
Through the psychodynamic lens, I see personality and change as influenced by the past, as well as the present. There are some things that a person is aware of and others that ly just under the surface, within the unconscious. I believe through curiosity, one can gain more insight into the self and so better understand what influences emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.
Anxiety and fear can seem overwhelming at times and take over one's life. Living a healthy life can be obtained while struggling with anxiety and fear. There are ways to cope and manage the symptoms of both fear and anxiety, living a full and happy life.
Relationships go through many changes and sometimes having a fresh perspective can lead to the insight that is harder to find when living in it together. Life has many transitions and so relationships take some of the brunts of the conflict that may come with those growing pains. I believe it is never too late to salvage a relationship as long as both parties are willing and able to do the work it takes to sift through the conflict.
Depression can feel overwhelming and hopeless. This can be experienced in small increments of time, or for long periods through one's life. Depression does not have to be walked alone and can be treated with medication, as well as therapy.