We don't have to fight and change every thought or feeling that comes our way. While there are ways we can influence our thoughts and feelings, trying to control them outright tends to only make some problems worse. ACT is a process where we learn to acknowledge our thoughts and feelings without being controlled by them, and then refocus on our goals and values.
Above all else, my specialty is not a problem or a method: it's working with the person in front of me and who they are. All of the techniques and modalities and trainings just become potential tools I can share in the context of a real connection with my client. I am always reading, listening, and learning. I will integrate what works best for you into our work.
What are you hoping for? What would that look like? How can you get there? Solution Focused Brief Therapy focuses on solutions over problems and helps you align with what you want out of life.
Psychosis and Schizophrenia get awful representation in society and in media. We'll work together on learning how and why your brain does what it does, how to help it overcome its true challenge (spoiler: it's probably anxiety! Advanced and creative anxiety!), and how to help you move forward in life without being so strongly affected by the information and how you experience it.
OCD feels like a mental prison. I've experienced the feeling of being trapped in this way, constantly monitoring and policing thoughts and intentions and feeling the shame that comes with it. You don't have to live like this. Relief is possible, healing is possible, getting your life back is possible. We can work together to build your self compassion and unlink the OCD process.
Trauma can develop from both single events and the long term accumulation of vulnerabilities. Working through it requires building a sense of safety and stability, processing what you've been through, and looking at what moving forward into a new and better normal could mean for you.