Many of us go through life not knowing who we are. We are often confused as to what our true identity is. Sometimes we cannot even connect with our own thoughts and emotions and other times they are consuming. You may walk around feeling empty or you may be dwelling in emotions and thoughts. It is very common for individuals that have experienced something distressing in their life time to feel lost, disconnected from themselves and the world, anxious/depressed, or even suicidal. Some of us feel dependent on others emotionally- to feel loved, needed, accepted, and approved of. Maybe you consider yourself a 'people pleaser' or you feel like you are living your life for others rather than for yourself.
If you feel like something is 'off', you are unsure of 'who you are', you detach from yourself or the world at times, or you use maladaptive behaviors to not feel/think, you are in the right place.
I specialize in mood disorders, personality disorders, dissociative disorders, and eating disorders.
Therapy for Anxiety/Depression,
Personality and Dissociative Disorders
It's scary when your teen is showing symptoms of anxiety or depression. It can feel just as scary when you, the parent, are not sure what to do. Not only will I work directly with your teen to explore, evolve, and overcome their struggles, I will work with you, the parent as well to help you be better equipped to support your teen. I offer both individual and family sessions dedicated to helping to foster maximum support and resources for your family.
It can feel lonely, confusing, and exhausting to have gone through life struggling with anxiety and/or depression and not knowing who you really are. Or maybe this is something that is rather new. Either way, I will work with you to explore, evolve, and heal those dark spaces and help you to change cognitions and behaviors all aimed at developing a life worth living for you. All I ask is that you are willing to work and embrace this journey towards optimal wellness.
As a therapist, I strive to help people make new discoveries about themselves and what helps them overcome the obstacles they face. My clients trust me to guide them on their journey to achieve the goals they set for themselves. As someone who understands the transformative power of therapy, I’m passionate about learning, listening, and bringing balance and wellness to the lives of my clients.
I enjoy working with people from all walks of life, and if you or someone you love is going through a difficult time of anxiety/depression, personality, dissociative, or identity issues, please contact me to set up a consultation.
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