Coginitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that is particularly effective for treating anxiety, depression, reactivity, anger, low self-esteem, depression, and our inner self talk we experience moment to moment. CBT is widely used because research has shown it to be a very effective form of therapy that is evidence based.
Unresolved trauma can make everyday life challenging. Some find themselves unfulfilled in their careers and/or relationships without knowing why. It may be difficult to trust yourself or others. You may find it hard to communicate what you are feeling or thinking effectively. You may experience anxiety, such as panic attacks, restlessness, racing thoughts, or severe fatigue, depression and emotional instability. You may feel badly about yourself and struggle with low self-esteem. Whatever the case may be, when trauma is unresolved you may suffer emotionally, mentally and physically feel nervous system dis-regulation.
Are some memories so painful they lead you down a dark train of thought or leave you feeling hopeless or lost? Have you tried different types of therapy but they’re just not working?
We can help you get out of this state of instability. Using Eye Movement Desentiziaton and Reprocessing (EMDR) allows you to keep upsetting flashbacks or memories from sending you into a state of anxiety, depression, anger, and isolation.
If you’ve tried different approaches to achieve change but always end up back where you started, you know how hard enduring emotional and behavioral change can be to attain.
The good news is that there is hope. You can change and heal especially when you incorporate the mind/body connection into your life. Somatic Experiencing® is an approach that supports the process and integration of the mind, body and emotions. Only through listening on these many levels can you begin to know yourself more, to experience your life instead of just thinking about it, and to feel a sense of peace and wisdom throughout the healing process.
Because change can cause stress, it can have an effect on your daily life. When you face a major life change, you may experience depression, anxiety and/or fatigue. Physically, you may experience such symptoms as headaches, trouble sleeping, unhealthy eating habits or drug and alcohol abuse. However, your symptoms of stress can greatly improve through professional treatment. If you find yourself struggling with life transitions, you may find it helpful to discuss your issues in a therapy session to help you adapt and adjust to change. When life changes prove difficult and lead to stress, anxiety or depression, therapy can be very beneficial in treating your emotional pain and helping you explore coping strategies.
Grief is one of the most painful experiences we go through in life. It is an experience that all of us encounter in one way or another. Grief is a reaction to any form of loss that encompasses a range of feelings from deep sadness and mourning to anger and even rage. A grieving individual may also feel guilt, regret or a deep yearning for his or her loss.
A broad range of situations that can result in grief – the most obvious being the death of a loved one or a pet. However, other situations we don’t ordinarily think of when we think of loss include changes in lifestyle, moving, losing a job or leaving a home, friends and family. Major events can also bring up different levels of grief and mourning like divorce, accidents, physical diagnosis, chronic pain and aging.
The process of adapting to loss is painful and it’s common and important to need and receive extra support. The good news is that grief counseling can help you move through your stages of grief at your own pace and in a healthy manner.
Living in the moment is very challenging. You may find yourself worrying about the present or ruminating on the past. You may feel like you are constantly on the go with the next task close at hand. Or you may feel like you can’t get out of bed, believing that life is too much to handle and you don’t have the energy to know what it’s like to be alive. You may feel stuck and trapped in your own skin. Anxiety can either mobilize or immobilize our life experience. You may even have a combination of the two ends of the spectrum, which may create instability in your life experience both internally and externally. Whatever avenue stress takes, Mindfulness Therapy can help you take control of your life.
Are you seeking a deeper connection, better communication, or maybe even a way out of your current relationship?
If you’ve been struggling with things like constant fighting, sudden lack of chemistry, infidelity or distrust, anger, resentment, boredom, or wishing for a more meaningful, emotional connection with your partner, we can help. Together, we’ll sort out what’s going on and work through the possibilities for what’s ahead.
If you’re tired of feeling down or turning to unhealthy coping mechanisms, like anger, isolation, or substance misuse, we can help you figure out what’s going on and find better ways to work through whatever you’re struggling with.
We’ll work together to discover what brings up these struggles, to better understand these patterns, and what skills you can develop that will allow you to experience a sense of connection, safety, and peace inside yourself and within your relationships.