Exposure therapy is a technique developed to help people confront fears in an incremental and systematic way. In the long term, avoiding a feared objects, activities, or situations the anxiety becomes worse because the person never learns how to cope with the distressing feelings associated with it. Through exposure we learn that their is no real danger and ultimately have the opportunity to live fuller lives.
Humanism is a therapeutic perspective which emphasizes unconditional positive regard for other living beings. It is based on the assumption that empathy and acceptance are integral parts of the healing process. Through this orientation the client is regarded with warmth and empathy. Once this dynamic is established, deeper and more profound healing organically occurs.
Humanism is a therapeutic perspective which emphasizes unconditional positive regard for other living beings. It is based on the assumption that empathy and acceptance are integral parts of the healing process. Through this orientation the client is regarded with warmth and empathy. Once this dynamic is established, deeper and more profound healing is
Acceptance and Commitment therapy involves accepting the challenges in life, while committing to follow through on a chosen valued direction. Acceptance allows us to move forward despite obstacles that we have no control over. Commitments means that we perform actions in a way that brings us closer to worthwhile goals.
Anxiety is pervasive in this culture and continues to get worse as time goes on. Anxiety can be debilitating or it can be a low grade pain that nags at you and slowly wares you down. Through personal experience, my work with clients, and much study I have begun to uncover some interventions to help those who suffer from anxiety and anxiety disorders. These treatment interventions include Exposure therapy, Mindfulness, Distress tolerance skills and more.
Body image issues can stem from many places in a persons life. Trauma and grief themselves can cause a film to develop over a persons image of themselves causing a skewed view of who they actually are. In other words, painful emotions are often the cause of what we see on and in ourselves. Cultural components and unrealistic standards also play a role in body image issues. I am here to walk beside you as you learn to love yourself again and begin to see your beauty shine through.
Work to improve self-esteem will include taking an inventory of what the client feels is inadequate. We will develop realistic goals and standards that take into account the many restrictions which may be present and preventing achievement of desired goals. We might explore area's such as unhelpful comparison of self to others, perfectionism, and negative core beliefs. Clients will receive unconditional positive regard through this challenging and sensitive work.