Hi! If you're feeling anxious, off, frustrated, and want something action or goal oriented send me an email and let's see if we fit!
On the outside it seems like you have everything going for you, yet you find it hard to feel proud and confident of what you've done. The voice in your head keeps telling you you're not good enough, that you don't deserve where you are, and all the things wrong with you. It can be really easy to put yourself last, and feel guilty when you decide to be first. I want to help you build up your confidence and talk back to that inner voice so that you can see that you deserve better.
I am very action oriented in my process and strongly believe in the CBT model that actions, emotions, and feelings are all related and connected. I like to mix and adapt components from CBT, DBT, solution focused therapy, etc. to create an individualized structure to help stop cycles that are not beneficial for clients. I often give clients homework and check in to receive feedback on the effects of practice and reframing.
We are constantly functioning at a 2 or 3 on the anxiety scale, and then a pandemic hits or something happens and suddenly we are tolerating a 6 or a 7. We should never be tolerating or numb to our anxiety, and I'm big on using scales and keeping track of where our anxiety is. Then bring in coping skills; physical, emotional, breathing, etc. It is about what fits in your personal life with what motivates you, and coping and managing that 6 or a 7 back down to a 2 or a 3 is possible.
Relationships are all about communication and setting boundaries. We so often do not put ourselves as a priority in a relationship, or we have expectations and get quiet when it is way more satisfying to ask for what we need. I like to help discover self-worth and explore conversations to find where issues come up, especially in communication and setting boundaries. Let's talk about those feelings!
It's hard to build a routine, schedule, or to feel as though we are feeling accomplished. I am very goal and action oriented in my work, and I like to work together with clients to process emotions and then discuss action. I like to focus on how we motivate ourselves, recognizing smaller accomplishments and how they lead to larger accomplishments, recognizing our values, and using those to begin activating ourselves.