I specialize in working with clients who feel worried, stressed, on-edge, numb, low-energy and stuck.
Counselor in Black Mountain, NC
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.
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 and/or depression. From discussing what triggers anxiety, to finding real, healthy coping skills to address and lower anxiety on a daily basis, I find supporting people with anxiety really fulfilling work.
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.
I have personal and professional experience around pregnancy and postpartum challenges. I experienced postpartum anxiety and depression during both of my pregnancies and early parenting days, but never received any recognition or treatment. This is part of the reason I pursued post graduate training in this area, and now enjoy working with individuals and couples around these issues.