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Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oklahoma City, OK
I work with those in helping/healing professions to address the unique demands of this work. Building a resilient framework for healing work is essential in maintaining an ethical, effective practice. Understanding how our intuitive strengths are often related to our areas of woundedness helps us to grow in our strengths without exploiting our trauma to do so.
Psychodynamic therapy explores the patterns and cycles that have repeated in your life, including patterns of thoughts and feelings. Together, we work to understand these cycles that you may feel trapped by. With that understanding, a path to peace and freedom opens up through self-reflection and self-compassion.
Integrative therapy is a progressive model of therapy that draws from many different therapeutic models to best suit the individual needs of the patient. Rather than imposing a rigid modality on every patient regardless of their needs or preferences, integrative therapeutic approaches adapt to the unique circumstances you bring to therapy.
Depth oriented therapy includes exploration of unconscious as well as conscious thoughts/feelings. Unconscious processes are often responsible for obsessive and compulsive thoughts and behaviors and for persistent or repetitive patterns in thoughts, feelings, and relationships. Focusing treatment on the unconscious can yield longer-lasting and ongoing improvement versus focusing on symptoms alone.
Burnout involves feelings of emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and reduced feelings of accomplishment. While all people are prone to burnout, helping professionals are especially vulnerable. It is vitally important for those in jobs that involve healing to cultivate a discipline of hope and renewable "fuel" for our work.
My commitment to intersectional feminism guides all my work with patients. Reproductive justice, body autonomy, and decolonization of psychotherapy demand focused and intentional effort. I pursue ongoing experiences and continuing education to support my growth in this area. I also work with patients to heal from trauma, including intergenerational trauma, that results from colonialism, white supremacy, and misogyny.
As therapists, we often come to this work by way of our own pain, sometimes our own trauma. We develop strengths in areas like listening, empathy, staying calm in crisis, and those lead us to this work. When we work from those trauma-forged strengths without healing, we run the risk of burning out. Investing in our own healing and developing deep compassion for ourselves fosters longevity and joy in our work, which manifests in richer experiences with our own patients.