Treatment Provided

Anxiety can manifest in different ways. Some symptoms include worrying too much, being irritable, on edge, having difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep, easily fatigue, trouble relaxing, and frequent muscle tension. If this occurs more days than not for at least 6 months, you may have an anxiety disorder. If your anxiety has begun to interfere with your academic, occupational, and social functioning, you may need counseling. Therapy can help you to better understand anxiety, learn coping strategies, develop helpful thinking, learn how to face your fears, and how to continue to manage your anxiety throughout life.  

Depression can be characterized by feeling down, depressed, hopeless, guilty, ashamed, lack confidence, suicidal thoughts, easily distracted, fatigue, problems with sleep, appetite changes, lack of motivation, and poor judgment. These symptoms are daily lasting over two weeks at a time. If your depression has begun to interfere with your academic, occupational, and social functioning, you may need counseling. Therapy can help you to enhance your understanding of depression by providing psychoeducation, learn cognitive restructuring and self-care strategies, and develop better problem solving and communication skills, and learning how to manage stress.  In severe cases, a person may have off or unusual perceptions, delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, and behavior. A person with severe symptoms is considered a higher risk and will need a higher level of care that includes face-to-face sessions.

Bipolar Disorder includes all the symptoms of depression but includes hypomania and mania episodes. Some of the symptoms of mania episodes are elated mood, irritable, angry, annoyed, difficulty focusing, irresponsible, impulsive, reckless, excessive energy, excessive talking, a flight of ideas, grandiosity, decreased need to sleep, and poor judgment. Bipolar is diagnosed when a person as one or more manic or mixed episodes. Therapy can help by learning self-management techniques including but not limited to understanding bipolar through psychoeducation, learning stress management skills, developing, support systems, learning how to make healthier choices and habits, mood monitoring, planning coping strategies, and crisis management. Again, a person with severe bipolar symptoms are considered a higher risk and will need a higher level of care that includes face-to-face sessions.

Listed here is a variety of mental health issues I have experience with. My primary focus is individual counseling with adults. I used an integrative approach to help provide individualize treatment.

Mental Health

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Depression
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders

Issues

  • Life Balance
  • Loss and Grief
  • Lack of Motivation and Energy
  • Irritable Mood
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Helplessness
  • Stress
  • Coping Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Financial Struggles
  • Setting Boundaries
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Self-harm
  • Trauma
  • Parenting Support
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependent Behavior
  • Divorce
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • History of Sexual Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Spirituality
  • Life Transitions
  • Work and Career Counseling
  • Time Management

Client Focus

  • Adults (18+)

Treatment Modalities

  • Individuals

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Integrative/Electic
  • Holistic Counseling
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Strengths Based
  • Expressive Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Multicultural
  • Reality Therapy