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Clinical Social Worker in Minneapolis, MN
In addition to general CBT I provide CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I) and CBT for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP). I'm passionate about these treatment approaches because I've seen so many people go from despair to hope in a major way. I've had the honor of accompanying people as they make the journey from a life dominated in all ways by persistent pain or insomnia to a life where these problems are one factor and there are many other enjoyable, positive, engaging, and challenging factors as well.
Being unable to get regular, restful sleep is like slow torture. When your sleep is off, everything is off. You feel irritable, unfocused, and impatient. Your work suffers. Your relationships suffer. You just want some sleep! I help you get back to restful, regular sleep through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, or CBT-I. This brief treatment often gains significant results in about six sessions. It is as effective as medication but without side effects and with longer lasting results.
Living with persistent pain is like having a thick fog cast over your world; it touches everything. You pull back from activities and experiences and even the people you love. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP) we will find those sparks of joy that you want to re-ignite. We will explore how to re-connect with the things and people you used to enjoy, pace yourself to prevent overdoing it, and tackle the anxiety and depression that often embody the fog of pain.
The political climate of the country is driving so much stress, anxiety, anger, and overall strong emotion. We look at the ways this is showing up in your life and interfering with the way you want to live, think, and interact with those around you. I truly believe that in this country we have more in common with each other than we do differences and we can learn so much from each other. The good in the world does outweigh the hate in the world, despite what the news may choose to emphasize.