I work with overwhelmed overthinkers in Missouri & Colorado. My style is warm, laid-back, and straight-forward.
Therapist in Denver, CO
The people I work with tend to be very hard on themselves. They often have a history of being treated carelessly by a parent, a partner, or someone else they trusted. Others are working to overcome the messages they received from the world around them due to growing up with ADHD, often without the benefit of a diagnosis to help them understand why they felt this way. Regardless of the reason, building self-compassion in therapy can be a beautiful practice that affects all areas of your life.
I am a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional. While I can and do work with individuals with "only" anxiety or non-anxious ADHD, I find that many of the people I work with have a combination of the two. Regardless, helping my clients to slow down their busy brains and enjoy life more is a passion of mine.
I am a therapist with ADHD specializing in working with my fellow ADHDers. This is absolutely an area of hyperfocus for me and I am truly fascinated by how our brains work. While I have sought extensive training as well as self-educating in this area, my greatest source of information is my clients (cheesy, I know). I get to see up close which strategies are only great in theory and which ones are actually user friendly and effective.
I go to every mindfulness based training I can get my hands on for 2 reasons: 1-it's SUPER relaxing to take a day off work and go to a mindfulness training. 2-More importantly, mindfulness is really effective for almost every issue I have ever treated. It is at the very top of evidenced based treatments for my specialties-ADHD, anxiety, and trauma. If we are able to pair a relaxed mind and body and acceptance of the present moment with any of these issues, we are going to see progress.
I have over a decade of experience using motivational interviewing effectively. MI recognizes that you, the client, are the expert on yourself and your lived experience. My role is to partner with you to explore your reasons to change, as well as your reasons to not change, to respect where you are in the process, and to elicit motivation to make those changes that will transform your life for the better.
Some things are classic for a reason. CBT is consistently recognized as one of the most effective forms of treatment for anxiety, depression, negative self-talk, and many other issues. The goal of CBT is to increase your awareness of how you think, how that affects how you feel and act, and how to challenge those old thought patterns and replace them with something that works better for you.