I'm an adolescent & young adult therapist-- helping people connect to their genuine self is what I enjoy the most! Telehealth or in-person!
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oxford, CT
Finding a way to escape the fog (or even the weighed-down boulder feeling) of depression is so important. Managing depressive symptoms is exhausting, and can impact so many aspects of daily life. I work with individuals who may be dealing with hopelessness, lack of motivation, suicidal ideation, negative self-talk, etc--- I like to think of it as capital D or lowercase d depression... but it all still needs addressing.
Anxiety can feel totally overwhelming, and managing the discomfort is definitely a goal of treatment. Finding ways to recognize the things that can or can't be controlled, acknowledging built in supports and developing confidence in your ability to persevere are all important factors in moving onwards and upwards. I'm here to help in that journey, wherever you may be along that path.
I recognize that adolescence is tough, and some weeks certain challenges are really prominent, while the next week, a different area of your life may hit some bumps in the road. Family/friends/work/school/future goals-- all can cause stress and we can work through it as it intersects. I work with lots of human beings who are gender non-binary, LGBTQ+, or are figuring out what feels most authentic. Self-esteem, communication skills, and managing anger are all other hot topics in my work.
I work with individuals who are experiencing low-motivation, feelings of hopelessness, negative thoughts, suicidal ideation, and isolation or loneliness. I like to think that depression can look like capitol D 'Depression' and lower case d 'depression', and that both require more tools in your toolbox to manage the everyday symptoms.