It is said that humans have around 60,000 thoughts a day and 95% of those thoughts are repetitive. Throughout life, we create narratives that we constantly replay in our minds. If we add any kind of trauma to that, it creates negative thought errors and cognitive distortions. It is through CBT where we can learn to identify these thoughts, challenge them, and ultimately replace them. It is tim for you to take back control of your thoughts!
Art Therapy is not about artistic ability or the pressure to be perfect. It is about finding your voice and expressing your thoughts and emotions that might be difficult to put into words. With an open mind and a bit of humor, any person could benefit from and enjoy Art Therapy.
Narrative Therapy is a huge part of my therapeutic style and is a form of therapy that is typically overlooked. This form of therapy separates people from issues of the past that might be at the root of symptoms, including depression and low self esteem. This is a way to find your voice again and re-write those narratives that are formed over time.
Society paints the picture that if there are problems in a marriage or relationship, we have failed and there is something wrong with us. This is simply not the case. Relationships take work, whether it has been 10 days, 10 months, or 10 years. Couples therapy can help to explore how each person perceives love and also learn how to positively communicate to one another. Relationships are such an important part of life and there are always ways to enhance a relationship!
Having anxiety does not mean that you are weak minded, over dramatic, or lazy. Anxiety can leave a person feeling isolated, misunderstood, and can also lead a person to lose his/her voice. With therapy, you can take back control of your life and learn how to challenge these thoughts. You can learn how to love life again!
You cannot pour from an empty glass and we need to remember this. As mental health clinicians, we are helping others cope with immensely difficult life situations and sometimes hear stories that our loved ones could not even imagine. Burnout is real and it can certainly have an impact on, not only your own mental health and well-being, but also on your relationships with loved ones as well. You do not have to deal with this alone!