I help adults find relief from anxiety, depression, life changes, grief, loss, low self-esteem, negative or anxious thinking, worry & stress
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Yellow Springs, OH
Anxiety is a disorder that is pervasive, feeling like it's with us no matter what we're doing or where we're at. It often feels like an unwanted and uninvited guest that we can't get away from. Similar to depression, there are coping techniques and strategies, as well as medication management. I like to use CBT Cognitive Behavior Therapy to treat anxiety as it offers coping skills, ways to challenge worry and anxious thinking, and encourages healthy behavioral changes for reducing anxiety.
Depression is often chronic, yet there are ways to help manage it, although it may feel like depression is managing you. There are coping techniques and strategies, as well as medication management if you choose to try medicine. I like to use CBT Cognitive Behavior Therapy to treat depression as it offers coping skills, ways to challenge negative thinking, and encourages healthy behavioral changes.
I got to hear Dr Alan Wolfelt speak at a grief conference years back and use the "companioning" approach he speaks of. Grief is often a complicated journey no one chooses to go on, and yet we find ourselves right in the grips of it at various times throughout our lives. Healthy living with loss is the goal of my approach with clients suffering from grief.
I really like mindfulness-based therapy techniques for helping with managing stress, anxiety and depression. I've enjoyed trainings on the topic and use it in my own life. It teaches us to be present in the moment and how to find appreciation in things that would otherwise go unnoticed. It's easy, friendly, and gentle to use.
I have enjoyed many trainings in art therapy and creative expression techniques. I find them to be wonderful tools for healing from a number of things. If this approach appeals to you, please ask. I never want to assume or push an unwanted approach on my clients. Just because I like, doesn't mean you have to :)
I really like the practicality of CBT and I find most anyone can benefit from what it has to offer. I've attended trainings on CBT to hone my skills over the years. In my sessions I like to introduce it, if it is welcomed by the client. I don't force this approach onto anyone.