Not everyone who attends therapy has a traumatic past, but everyone has a story.
Individual sessions can be used to address a very wide range of topics/issues such as:
General Anxiety, Social Anxiety, and/or Panic Attacks
Sadness or Depression
Difficulty Regulating Emotions
Grief and Loss
Interpersonal Relationship Challenges
Body Image Struggles
Coping With Major Life Transitions
Unresolved Pain/Emotion(s), and more.
Individual sessions are used to discuss the issue(s) that you are faced with, prioritize them, and problem-solve how to tackle them and improve your situation. I teach coping strategies that can empower you to make the necessary changes and rewrite your story.
Contrary to popular belief, couples therapy is not simply for couples who have difficulty getting along! Couples sessions are used to enhance communication and strengthen the connection between partners.
We deal with such topics/issues as:
Navigating Infertility, Miscarriage, or Infant/Child Loss
Effectively Blending Families
Establishing a Work-Life Balance, and More!
Mindfulness is defined as "the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us."
It is a practice that can be taught and cultivated, and it is proven to be effective in helping people to cope with anxiety, stress, and depression.
During Mindfulness and Relaxation sessions there is a brief explicit teaching of techniques, and the remainder of the session is spent implementing them, to achieve a sense of calm amidst the "busyness" of our brains and lives.
Some common mindfulness techniques that I utilize:
Focused Deep Breathing
Body Scan Exercises
Progressive Muscle Relaxation