You have the right to heal and find hope! With compassion, unconditional care and insight, you will find the strength to live a fuller life.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Renton, WA
Grief is confusing and overwhelming. Grief can be devastatingly painful. You might feel alone, confused, angry, sad, disconnected, your world is shattered. So many feelings can swirl around with so many thoughts, it can be tough to know what you’re feeling. Your grief experience is unique to you and there are many different things that affect your grieving process. I want to know your story. I will listen, walk alongside you, share insight, and help you find the courage to heal.
Anxiety can be debilitating. You might feel disconnected, your mind is racing with scary or repetitive negative thoughts. Anxiety can make your heart race, feel shaky and sweaty, and feel on edge. Do you constantly worry about others’ opinions of you and find yourself isolating to avoid stressful situations? You can learn decrease and manage these symptoms. We will explore the sources of your anxiety, whether it be past trauma or current vulnerability or stress and help you take charge.
Depression can feel all consuming. You might have lost pleasure in activities you used to enjoy. Struggling with sleep when depressed can mean you sleep too much or not able to sleep. Other signs of depression can include appetite changes, fatigue, struggling with self-esteem, persistent feelings of guilt, trouble concentrating, isolating from others. You don’t have to be alone in these struggles. We have tools to manage and paths to healing.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) can empower and motivate one to change. It is goal oriented and designed to increase your motivation. We work collaboratively to discover barriers and explore your reasons to change in a safe and accepting environment. William R Miller founded Motivational Interviewing and I suggest you go to williamrmiller.net to learn more.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) was researched and founded by Marsha Linehan. It integrates CBT, mindfulness, and acceptance. The therapy is based on powerful concepts and includes four modules: Core Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills, Emotion Regulation Skills, and Distress Tolerance Skills. I practice DBT skills training which includes coping and stress reduction skills. To gain a more thorough knowledge of this therapy please reference psych.uw.edu/news/2705
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can help with your ability to change the relationships between unhealthy thoughts, behaviors, to change your interpretations and responses to difficult experiences while building helpful thought patterns and changing behaviors. These concepts integrate well with talk therapy and include skills to manage anxiety, depression, and many other struggles. To gain a more thorough understanding of CBT please research works of the founder Dr. Aaron Beck at beckinstitute