As your therapist, I will partner with you to build on the strengths you already have and help you develop new ones.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia
Thoughts and emotions are the underlying forces behind all of our actions. Most often, we are unaware of those thoughts and how they impact the way we go through life and how we interact with others. By learning to identify unhealthy thinking and interactions with others, true change can be made leading to a more satisfying and fulfilling life. This is especially helpful for living with ADD/ADHD and anxiety.
With so many distractions in life, it is easy to lose sight of living in the moment. Mindfulness and meditation are tools I use to help people bring calm back into their lives, increase focus and enjoy living in the present instead of regretting the past or worrying about the future. I teach simple techniques which are easy to incorporate into your day to day living that will help reduce stress and create opportunities for proactively renewing yourself and your energy.
Your role within the family you are born into, or that of adult life, can be difficult to see with objectivity. I help people see how their functioning may be helping or hurting them, and find ways to build on their strengths and learn new approaches. Learning to see what is underlying your interactions with others can help build stronger relationships and help develop ways of supporting each other more effectively.
Perhaps you’ve noticed how much harder life seems for you than the other women you know. You’ve tried to get organized and stay on top of things but those “squirrel” moments keep you from having it together for more than a few days or a few weeks. You’re looking for ways to feel confident in life but your scattered brain is holding you back. Or are you are living with a spouse with ADD/ADHD and/or LD or parenting a child with ADD/ADHD and /or LD? Jeanene has successfully helped others like you!
You’ve noticed you are burned out from taking care of everyone else. You’ve tried taking some time away, clearing your mind to de-stress, but it hasn’t worked out as well as you’d hoped. You’re looking for ways to feel energized again but the hectic pace of your life, and the intense needs of those you take care of, are holding you back. When you schedule time with Jeanene, you will start to see that finding ways to take care of yourself is possible.
Breast feed or bottle feed, co-sleep or use a crib, how to talk to your teen? SO many choices to consider when your little one is, well, little, and beyond those years. And it’s not exactly like you can figure it all out on your own. But EVERYONE seems to have an opinion they are sure you NEED to hear. And how does everyone get to those opinions? And why do they think they know more about what’s best for your baby than you? Being a mom is one of the best and the hardest things you will ever do.