I specialize in working with women who are anxious or depressed, with special training in working with pregnant or postpartum mothers.
Counselor in Black Mountain, NC
I use mindfulness and meditation because of its positive outcomes for those facing the challenge of anxiety or depression. I have done extensive reading, observation and practice around incorporating mindfulness into therapy.
Feeling low-energy, numb, spaced out, or irritable for more than 2 weeks at a time can be hints that you might be experiencing depression. You can't "will" your way out of depression, but it is very treatable. We'll talking about your specific depression symptoms, how they are interfering with your goals, how you can create community and activity that will support your healing, as well as thought patterns that are working against you. Our goal is to lower your negative symptoms.
CBT is an evidence based approach that is very collaborative. I have a great deal of respect for my clients, and feel that working with them, and using an approach grounded in scientific research and tested results is one of the ways I honor their time and financial commitment to therapy.
I have a separate license in addiction counseling and have worked in detox, in-patient treatment and with clients in early recovery.
I use cognitive behavioral therapy to work with my clients who face anxiety. We will cover things like what triggers anxiety, what symptoms they experience, what thoughts contribute to their anxiety, what they are avoiding due to anxiety, and learning deep breathing, grounding, and relaxation skills to address anxiety in the moment. Our goal is to work towards lowering anxiety overall, and have concrete tools to address it when it pops up.
I have post graduate training in supporting people with chronic pain and illness, and have lived with chronic migraines myself for the past 20 years.
Pregnancy and postpartum is a time of incredible change for women. Unfortunately, women do not often get the knowledge and support that they need to be healthy during these years. We identify symptoms that are most stressful and address those first. We talk about ways mom can be more supported, and how to build a community that feels like her tribe. We address unhealthy thoughts , unrealistic expectations, sleep needs, and too much more to fit here!