Are you ready to build a healthy life free from abusive and toxic relationships? Let's collaborate and problem-solve. I can help you heal.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Cincinnati, OH
Mindfulness has shown to help with anxiety, panic, worry, and PTSD by helping you focus on the present moment without judgment. Mindfulness teaches us that we are more than our thoughts. We can decide which thoughts we pay attention to, how much attention we give them and what meaning we assign to them.
CBT helps you identify unhealthy thought patterns and unhealthy behaviors. This therapeutic approach addresses distorted thinking and self-defeating behavioral patterns. Survivors of abuse respond well to this approach because it helps you reframe your past in a way that gives new meaning to your experiences. CBT will help you adjust your behaviors to support a happy and healthy life free from abuse and manipulation.
We can choose to address trauma in a variety of ways depending on your needs and comfort levels. Trauma therapy can help reduce the intensity and duration of trauma responses. As survivors build healthy relationships in recovery, they often find that past trauma still affects them today. I will help you identify how past trauma is affecting your current relationships.
I am a clinically certified domestic violence counselor. I am an expert on the topics of abusive personalities, abusive relationships, targets of abuse and recovery from abuse. This is something that can be so hard to talk about because the only people who understand are your peers who have endured psychological warfare and/or crossed paths with dangerous personalities. Overcoming Stockholm syndrome can be one of the most difficult parts of recovery for some clients.
Empathic survivors of abuse often struggle with codependent tendencies and poor boundaries. Empathic people will put their own needs last in order to help or caretake others. I will help you identify codependent patterns and provide you with a framework for setting healthy boundaries.
Many survivors of abuse are left with issues related to trauma and C-PTSD. I can help you identify how trauma is affecting your life today. I'll give you techniques and methods for addressing triggers, and lingering issues that relate to PTSD. My approach is based in the neurobiological origins of anxiety, panic and PTSD.