I'm a Veteran and a licensed mental health counselor. I specialize in trauma, anxiety, depression, and life transition.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Palm beach gardens, FL
Anxiety is often related to control. It is the fear of not knowing. We try to reduce anxiety by controlling our world. When we are not able to change or control our worlds or just when we feel out of control anxiety takes over. I have had lots of success working with my clients to develop coping skills that work for them.
I have worked with many clients suffering from depression. So often it is hard to break the cycle of depression and do the things we know will help. Our minds and bodies lack the motivation to change the things that are hurting us. I work with my client's to create coping skills that work for them and start small, not expecting the world to change tomorrow.
As a veteran and the wife, sister, granddaughter, and niece of veterans; I have been exposed to PTSD for as long as I can remember. After the military, through my training to become a therapist I knew I wanted to work with trauma. I'm a certified clinical trauma practitioner, trained in trauma-specific modalities, such as EMDR, CPT, TF-CBT. I have worked with Active duty military, Veterans, Police, First responders, survivors of sex trafficking, and domestic abuse.
I am EMDRIA trained in EMDR. EMDR is one of the most researched treatment modalities. I have had great success using EMDR with my clients. I have helped hundreds of clients utilizing this modality.
Many clients struggle to regulate or control their emotions and responses. Whether this is anger outbursts, fits of rage, quick reactions to others, or often feeling that you are being singled out or targeted. Maybe just feeling that you cannot control your emotions. The skills in DBT can help. I sought out this modality to round out my skills and ability to help. Using the skills and tailoring them to my clients helps reduce emotional outbursts.
Norman Vincent Peele said, "Chnage your thoughts and change your world." This is a very simple way of looking at CBT. When you change the way you are thinking, your behaviors follow.