If you change nothing, nothing changes. Supportive, online therapy in 33+ states and in-person in Pittsburgh. www.drnataliebernstein.com
Clinical Psychologist in Pittsburgh, PA
Therapy does not always have to be a long process. There are certain times and events in our life that require a more focused and direct level of support and guidance. By focusing more on solutions and problem-solving, quicker change can be gained.
We are more than just our struggles. The relationship between all aspects of who we are: our body, mind, and spirit influence how we feel and function. By taking a holistic approach, we can consider you as a whole person and work within your emotions (thoughts and attitudes), relationships (with self and others), and spiritual aspects (beliefs about your place in the world).
Change your thoughts, change your life. We aren't taught problem solving skills, positive communication techniques, or how our beliefs shape our experience in the world. CBT is an active approach in changing mindset and behaviors through specific action, brief homework, and present day strategies.
With over 20 years in the field, I understand the challenges associated with our line of work - the fine line between wanting to help yet overextending, the stress, and the pressure. It's often hard to leave work when you have spent the day immersed in the struggles of others. Oftentimes therapists believe that because they are therapists, they "should" be able to handle it on their own. There's no shame in needing support. Give yourself what you need - the same way you give it to others.
Anxiety is within all of us, it's just louder in some of us. While anxiety may never truly go away, the rumination, worry, procrastination, and fear that comes with it can be reduced and managed. There are many ways to more effectively manage anxiety in order to live more easily.
Being too sensitive, needing more alone time, or becoming overwhelmed are not "bad" traits that need to be fixed. You don't need to be fixed - there is nothing wrong with you. Learning to accept all parts of yourself and then communicating what you need in the moment, can make a big difference in navigating relationships.