You didn't expect life to feel this way. To everyone else it looks like you’ve got your shit together, but inside you're falling apart.
Psychologist in Duluth, GA
You may have just recently been diagnosed with a chronic illness, or you may have been coping with one for years. You are probably exhausted and frustrated with how long it took to get a diagnosis or to find the right treatment. You may feel alone in your experience and like no one understands what you are going through. Therapy can provide education about coping skills for dealing with these changes and emotions, as well as a place to discuss and get support for your experience.
If you've had one or more traumatic experiences, you would benefit from getting help in understanding what has happened to you, and finding ways to cope. Treatment can also help restore a sense of control over your life. I have extensive training and experience in treating trauma using several methods in psychotherapy. One of these methods is EMDR treatment. Research has shown that this method of treatment is quite effective in treating symptoms related to trauma.
Therapy can be a place to figure out how to adjust to parenthood and how to cope with the pressures that come with this new role. It also provides you with a place to get support for what you are going through. I work with men and women who are struggling with this adjustment in a more mild form as well as men and women who are experiencing postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.
I often work with clients from a relational perspective which means that I look at their patterns of relating to others, and how these patterns often originate from relationships earlier in life. Once people are aware of the patterns they are engaging in, we are able to start working on changing them if needed.
I most often work from an integrative perspective, which means I use techniques from psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive behavioral theories. I use the techniques that are most appropriate for my individual client's situation, and the ones that appeal to them the most.
I have completed EMDR training through the EMDR International Association in order to be able to provide this life changing treatment to my clients who are having difficulty moving on from negative past experiences. EMDR is best known as a treatment for trauma, and can be used to treat symptoms of PTSD, but it can also significantly reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression and can help people begin to see themselves more positively.