I’m an anxiety, depression, and sleep expert. The decision to seek therapy takes strength and courage. Let’s get you back on track!
Psychologist in Missouri
Panic/anxiety attacks are the body’s way of telling us there is a threat. Usually, in the 21st century, this threat isn’t a bear that will eat us (we aren’t hunter-gatherers anymore!). This threat can be financial issues, relationship conflicts, stress, or anxiety). We discuss your sympathetic/parasympathetic nervous system arousal, and effective strategies to reduce these panic attacks. They can happen spontaneously, so we analyze your triggers first.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is the the first-line treatment for sleep issues. It’s a six-week program that includes carefully tracking sleep data, implementing and revising a sleep treatment plan, and the use of techniques to reduce awakenings, daytime sleepiness, and fatigue. We also focus on strategies to reduce arousal and anxiety prior to bed (which delays your bedtime), and how to effectively monitor your sleep habits. Such a fun treatment!
I’ve had extensive training and experience in treating anxiety. The great thing about anxiety is that it can be adaptive . Yet, sometimes we need a refresher on how this anxiety has been unhelpful. We need help getting back on track. I use your unique strengths as a foundation to get your anxiety back in check. Then, we use CBT and effective techniques to reduce your symptoms and increase your well-being. I love treating anxiety.
I use CBT in almost every one of my sessions. It’s helpful and effective for those experiencing anxiety depression or sleep issues. It’s easy to understand and helps you help yourself after therapy is over. I’ve been rigorously trained at an APA-accredited university and clinical placements in both CBT and DBT.
I (love and) have received the DBT training for providers. I have been a part of a DBT consultation group, had numerous individual DBT clients, and ran the comprehensive, one-year DBT group. I frequently incorporate DBT skills into other therapies as well (they’re helpful and effective!).