Anxiety is experienced as an excessive reaction to stress or in anticipation of future stressors. It typically includes physiological changes (e.g., elevated heart rate, muscle tension, and sleep problems), emotional components of fear, and mental components (e.g., “what-ifs” statements, dread, and constant worry
Anxiety can have crippling effects on quality of life and day-to-day functioning. I teach skills that address the cognitive, physical, and emotional aspects of anxiety and stress-related disorders that keep you from leading a fulfilling life.
Stress is a natural part of life. It comes in many forms: emotional, mental, and/or physical. The occasional stressors are harmless to our health. In fact, stressors can be utilized to push us to work towards important goals, or motivate us out of a bad situation. However, when the stressor becomes chronic, it can cause significant mental strain and long-term health problems.
Since stress is something that everyone experiences, many people believe that they should be able to cope with it on their own. However, sometimes people need more assistance than they can provide for themselves. Therapy can be beneficial in giving you an outlet to talk about your stress, learning to identify the main causes of stress in your life, and learning how to incorporate tools for reducing stress daily.
Depression is typically described as persistent sadness and can significantly hinder a person’s motivation to engage in regular activities of life. Depression can lead a person to feeling disconnected and retreating from others as well as affecting physiological patterns of sleep, eating, and overall energy levels.
Depression is debilitating in so many ways, but I strongly believe in the power of therapy to help you manage its symptoms and work towards building brighter days ahead.
Coaching is a purely behavioral approach in identifying goals, working through obstacles, and achieving results.
I provide life coaching services that can help you attain both personal and professional goals, including improving work-life balance, staying accountable in working towards goals, and finding a meaningful career and/or relationship.
There is no manual for how to deal with both unexpected and expected life transitions. It takes time for many of us to adjust to a “new normal, ” whether it be due to a positive life event, such as attending college or starting a family, or a negative experience, such as the sudden loss of a loved one or the end of a relationship.
Together, we will process the range of emotions that arise during transitions while helping you develop skills to deal with all the changes you may be experiencing, one step at a time.
Relationships can be difficult to navigate, especially in today’s technological age. As humans, we inherently strive to feel connected to others and build intimacy; however, sometimes unhealthy behavioral patterns can get in the way and lead to dissatisfaction in relationships.
I can help you work towards building fulfilling relationships through setting healthy boundaries, improving communication patterns, and fostering more meaningful, authentic bonds with others.
Trauma and PTSD
Trauma can be characterized as experiencing, witnessing, or learning of a devastating event or series of events. Trauma can lead to PTSD, causing significant challenges in functioning if not treated.
I take a trauma-informed approach in slowly working through resolving trauma, identifying ways to cope with emotional triggers, and foster a sense of safety so that recovery is possible.