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Clinical Psychologist in Dyer, IN
Our mind is constantly "working." Many of our thoughts lie "under the surface" of our awareness but can have a profound affect on how we feel and behave. By helping my clients discover their unconscious thoughts, they are able to understand themselves better and use this information to make positive changes.
We all have unique perspectives about events in our life. However, our thoughts can be helpful or unhelpful. In using CBT, I help my client examine their thoughts for validity and help them explore alternative interpretations of their feelings and experiences.
DBT is a technique which combines cognitive and behavioral therapies by learning to increase our awareness (mindfulness), better manage our emotions, learn to "sit" with uncomfortable feelings, and learn more adaptive ways to manage problems in your life.
Feelings of depression fall on a continuum and affect all people to varying degrees at different times in their lives. Learning to evaluate situations for our level of control is an important aspect of treatment. Our view of events determines our feelings and behaviors surrounding those events. I aim to help my clients by exploring the meaning they attach to events in their life.
Any of form of loss can elicit a variety of emotions from sadness, anger, and even resentment. Learning to grieve in a healthy manner will be our focus. If your grief has felt debilitating, let's talk. Learning how to incorporate your loss into your life and identity will help you regain a sense of meaning and purpose.
Having worked in the prison system for a number of years, many of my clients were suffering with the debilitating effects of past trauma. In treating symptoms related to trauma, I first teach clients grounding techniques to help in their stabilization and decrease feelings of anxiety. Once you learn these techniques, we can begin "working through" emotions and memories related to your traumatic experiences and, in turn, regain a sense of control over your life.