Women carry many burdens in our society. We often have to work twice as hard to earn half as much as our male counterparts. Caregiving, parenting, housekeeping, cooking and cleaning are just a few of the other things that fall on us. Juggling all of these often lead to high stress, lack of sleep and total exhaustion. It is possible to learn how to take care of ourselves and manage our lives in healthier ways.
The LGBTQ community is at a higher risk for mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. The issues we face are unique and challenging adding to the stress of every day life. It is often more difficult to find the social and emotional support we need. You no longer have to struggle alone as there are those of us here to help.
Most people have experienced grief over the loss of a loved one. There are many more types of losses that we experience grief over. The loss of a job, from divorce, chronic health issues, aging are some examples of other things that we grieve. Recognizing the losses and learning healthier ways to grieve can free us to live our lives with more ease.
CBT is one tool that I use to assist clients in examining how their thoughts, feelings and behaviors are tied together. Learning our patterns of negative thinking helps us to better handle challenging situations. It is one of many tools that I offer in conjunction with others to assist clients struggling with anxiety, depression and self-esteem.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy is a present and future-focused, goal-directed therapeutic approach that focuses, as the name suggests, on solutions. SFBT is founded on the belief that clients know what they need to do to improve their lives and the approach provides coaching and questioning to help clients find the best solutions.
Holistic psychotherapy, an integrative treatment method, emphasizes the relationship between the mind, body, and spirit. I believe that seeing each client as a whole being with interconnected emotions, physical feelings, thoughts and spiritual experiences is fundamental to providing successful care.