Are you tired of letting toxic relationships and toxic emotions run your life? Are you seeking a shift in perspective?
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Manassas, VA
Several years of experience helping clients build skills to strengthen relationship with self, through self-exploration and providing psycho-education about healthy communication skills , boundary setting, and conflict resolution.
Several years of experience providing talk therapy to clients experiencing varying levels of depression. I teach tools to identify and manage stressors through exploring and developing plan for life style changes. I utilize CBT, mindfulness, emotion and solution focused techniques to help clients strengthen existing skills to cope with life adjustments and increase mental strength.
Several years of experience helping clients adress symptoms of anxiety through CBT, and Mindfulness techniques that focus on reframing negative perspections and teaching skills to control and tolerate intense emotions.
Most individuals enter therapy to find solutions. This approach is a core technique that I utilize in my years of practice. When utilizing this counseling technique I focus on identifying individual strengths and exploring ways in which strengths can be leveraged to build capacity to resolve behaviors of concern, break unhealthy cycles and sustain positive change.
Several years of practice experience helping individuals to declutter and simplify their lives, through teaching mindfulness based techniques of Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Grounding skills to be present in the here and now.
Several years of practice experience helping clients identify and explore negative thinking patterns. I help clients to build strategies to shift from negative thoughts to positive narratives. Additionally, I help clients to develop skills to identify feelings from facts, meaning the reality of what is (feelings are valid, but are not always facts, the reality of what is).
I am able to assist with providing helpful tools to navigate adolescent years. I teach emotion regualtion skills, relationship building skills and strategies to improve self-esteem and boost self-confidence.
In life there are various transitions that require our ability to adjust and adapt to new ways of living, the "new normal." I believe there is a grief and loss process that accompanies transitions in life. I am able to help you navigate this process, by assisting you with processing the grief of what you feel is lost. I help you identify your strengths and strategies to build resilence and strengthen your capacity to embrace your "new normal."
I will work with you to identify and process stressors in your life. Help you develop a plan to reduce stressors by teaching stress management skills to improve overall health and wellbeing.