I connect with people, exactly as they are, warmly and without judgement.
Counselor in Kansas City, MO
Supervised by Dr. Paul Hoard #2018042597
I have seen that anxieties arise from our attempts to not feel certain core emotions. We can come up with so many ways to avoid feeling - Netflix, chocolate, cocktails, all three? - and it is so tiring. I work with clients to identify these emotions and learn to sit with them rather than exhausting themselves trying not to feel. Also, sometimes Netflix and chocolate rule.
I have not only suffered from depression, I have also worked with individuals suffering from it, as well. I understand that depression doesn't look the same for everyone, so I work with clients to understand their story. I have seen client's benefit from more insight into the roots of their depression, as well as practical tools like meditation and breathing exercises. And simply being heard, acknowledged , and emotionally felt by another warm and non judging human being.