Teletherapy to help you live your life according to your values, not in reaction to your emotions.
Psychologist in Asheville, NC
Some brains are wired to notice what could go wrong more than others. And when we have brains that are wired that way, it’s hard to know what to do to make it better. Unfortunately, many of the things we try, like distracting ourselves and asking others to reassure us, can make anxiety worse. I work to teach you a new approach to your anxiety that allows you to free up your time and energy for the things that matter to you.
Challenges with focus, organization, procrastination, and just keeping your life together. Many people experience these challenges independently, but many that find they have it along with or following anxiety or trauma. This makes it hard to get the things done you need to do and many feel shame that they’re struggling. I will work with you to problem solve and learn skills to make life easier.
Unfortunately, trauma is much more common than we want to acknowledge. When I work with clients to address the impact of trauma, we first have to build safety, self-compassion, social support, and skills in managing intense emotions. We work to make sense of your story and to unlearn unhelpful patterns. This can feel like a scary journey, and it’s important that you feel supported and safe along the way.
How we relate to others is a key aspect of mental health. Some say that relationship health is mental health! I find it crucial to keep relationships and community in mind as we work through a client's concerns.
We can be really mean to ourselves! Cultivating a nonjudgmental, self-compassionate approach to your thoughts and experiences helps to shift this energy towards healing.
We experience challenging feelings for a reason. I find that ACT helps us to make peace with these inner experiences and, rather than fighting against them, helps us to accept and use them as we move forward in our lives.