I specialize in working with children and adults who struggle with anxiety and depression. I am licensed in the state of Michigan.
Therapist in Plymouth, MI
We will look at triggers and cues in order to gain more awareness of situations that lead to angry reactions. Various strategies to help counter the urge to act out will be utilize.
I try to get a future picture of life without the problem. I also try to help the client identify those actions during the times when the problem is either absent or not as bad.
The importance of looking at faulty thinking and our negative self talk is examined. Techniques to challenge and replace those thoughts are taught.
Depression lies and cheats you out of the life that you were created to live. I will help provide you with coping strategies in order to help you feel and function better. You no longer have to suffer in silence or put on a front. I look at depression as a sign of something missing from your life and work towards helping you regain it. If you want or need medication, a referral to a psychiatrist can be arranged.
Anxiety is usually a fear of something in the future that may or may not happen. Anxiety robs us of our joy in the present moment. I like the acronym for fear, False Evidence Appearing Real. Learn to stop letting anxiety push you around and rob you of your job. There are tools that you can begin to learn about today.
Anger is a secondary emotion. This means that there are usually some other underlying feelings that are pushing it to the surface. This can be fear, sadness or humiliation. Also how we analyze what is going on outside of us, effects how we feel and act. Sometimes deep rooted issues are impacting our emotions. There are some strategies that can be used to help you regain control of your emotions.