I believe therapy is a necessity not a privilege, which is why I believe in providing affordable therapy to those in need.
Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Plano, TX
Supervised by Jonathan Wilson, PhD, LMFT-S
Relationships can bring about many issues. Communication is not just about the words we say or the actions we take because interpretation by our partner involves their own beliefs, experiences, and perspective. Understanding, compassion, and commitment are necessary to handle the miscommunication, hurt, and frustration. We can all heal the wounds we have endured, but only if we choose to forgive and to love as we did in the beginning.
Trauma can manifest itself in many different ways in our lives, our personalities, and our ability to process information. I offer multiple different treatment modalities that have been proven to relieve the symptoms of PTSD and complex PTSD, such as Writing Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Neurofeedback. Trauma changes our brain, forces intrusive thoughts, and affects how we interact with the world, but we can heal the brain.
ADHD presents differently in people. For me, I had no problem doing my homework or listening in class, but I couldn't remember to turn off a light or shut a door. Remembering what I got up to get was lost by the time I hit the hallway. I use a combination of treatment approaches, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Therapy games, and Neurofeedback to help those struggling. The ADHD brain may be different, but it is not broken. It just needs a little help at times.
CBT is one of the leading theoretical approaches because wishing to change is simply just that, a wish. We have to enact change in our thought processes and our behavior. Change happens in the consistency of repetition, and it is consistency that is the key. Whether it is catching that negative belief that creeps into our automtatic thoughts or adding a positive behavior to our routine, change is possible and achievable. We just have to keep working at it until the new becomes the norm.
Trauma doesn't always manifest into PTSD or C-PTSD, but that doesn't make it any less instrusive into our daily lives. How we think, how we act, how we choose is shaped by that traumatic expereince or multiple experiences. Trauma therapy can include Written Exposure Therapy, which has been tested on veterans and those in active service, CBT, CPT, Narrative therapy, and neurofeedback. Each client is different and the choice of treatment depends on what the client needs to heal the wounds.
The brain always wants to stay in comfort. Unfortunately, it also allows itself to perform automatic processes. What worked to comfort our brain as a child does not always stand up to the test of time. Neurofeedback gives the unconscious brain a mirror, which allows it to pay attention to itself and correct the processes that have become uncomfortable. It is especially helpful in correcting the ways it processes information, such as executive functioning processes and fight/flight issues.