We work together to evaluate sources of stress, discuss impacts of stress, and identify ways stress can be managed, if not reduced. Additionally, I work with individuals to implement coping strategies, practice mindfulness, increase self-care, implement boundaries, and improve assertiveness skills, if necessary.
While there is no one-size-fits-all treatment, oftentimes it is important to identify symptoms and causes of depression in order to reduce the intensity and frequency. Together, we will examine coping strategies, establish personalized goals, challenge and alter negative thoughts (or negative self-talk), improve self-esteem, increase motivation, reduce feelings of hopelessness, address unhealthy coping patterns (eating, sleeping, self-harm), & work to resolve underlying causes.
Anxiety presents itself differently in each individual and it is important to me to take the time to understand how anxiety manifests for you and how it is impacting your life. Together we will work to identify triggers that cause feelings of worry, as well as warning signs or symptoms. In addition to arming you with new coping strategies, we will explore where your anxiety originates and work to replace these maladaptive behaviors.
I believe in providing a warm, welcoming, non-judgmental environmental to allow my client's a safe space they need to heal. I practice Person-Centered therapy as I feel the therapeutic alliance should be unconditional, empathetic, and genuine. I display these values throughout my sessions and know that research shows at least 35% of how effective therapy is is based upon the relationship between client and counselor.
I often pull from a variety of different theoretical orientations and techniques in order to best serve my clients. This flexible, multifaceted approach allows for the most effective method available to be utilized in order to address each individual client's needs.
This treatment approach has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, marital problems, stress and more. CBT encourages an individual to identify and challenge any negative thinking patterns and behavior which may be causing difficulties. In turn this can change the way you feel about situations, and enable you to change your behavioral responses in future.