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Invest In Your Mental Health
I recognize that counseling is often no small undertaking. It takes a commitment of time, emotional energy, and money, all of which can be hard to find at times. However, if you put forth effort in sessions and outside of sessions, you’re likely to benefit noticeably from therapy.
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Figuring out what kind of help you want, finding a qualified professional, and checking their availability can be an overwhelming and tedious process. The professional you schedule with will often not be available right away, meaning you may have to wait a few days or weeks before your initial meeting. Therefore, regardless of whether you seek help with me or with someone else, I urge you to start the process today. Don't wait for several more weeks or months until the situation is worse.
Take care of your own wellbeing — and those you love — by scheduling an appointment today.
What Brings You Here?
While quarantine conditions may give you a chance to spend more time with family or to relax or get caught up on sleep (if you’re lucky), it also gives you a lot of time to worry. And there’s no lack of material to feed your anxiety right now, with every news station and pretty much every person talking about the Coronavirus on a daily basis. It might be helpful to talk with someone who understands anxiety and depression. Talking about anxiety & depression can help decrease the intensity of symptoms in many circumstances, although what’s even more helpful is to learn about how anxiety & depression work and how to more effectively cope with symptoms when they arise. Even with life as unpredictable as it is right now, there are techniques you can learn to help you loosen the grip that anxiety & depression have on you.
Anxiety & depression can take over people’s lives sometimes — or maybe even a lot of the time. I know what it’s like to live with anxiety & depression, so I truly understand many of the thoughts and feelings you may be having with these conditions — and I get how much of a struggle it can be a lot of the time.
My first-hand experience with depression & anxiety also helps me take a realistic, down-to-earth approach to helping you learn coping techniques that you can actually use in your own daily life. I can offer genuine empathy for your situation while also helping you challenge yourself a little at a time so that you can learn to vastly improve your quality of life.
I work heavily with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), meaning that I'll help you learn about the connection between your own thoughts and your resulting feelings, and how that will usually guide the way you act. I can teach you about common thinking errors to you begin considering how your own thoughts may be sculpting your view of the world. I can also help you learn simple relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and meditation. I try to give a gentle, realistic intro to meditation, since I know it can feel frustrating for many people. I will encourage you to essentially question your own thinking (“Don’t believe everything you think”), particularly if that thinking is leading to unhappiness a lot of the time.