•Couples & Individual Counseling •Zoom sessions anywhere in OH, KY, or FL •Passionate about: Anti-racism, LGBTQIA+ Ally, Women's Rights
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Burlington, KY
Think you and your partner have recovered from the affair simply because neither of you is discussing it? That's a common misconception. The truth is, the broken trust and hurt feelings may be running through one or both of your minds pretty often. If you don't discuss your thoughts and feelings about this issue, it will likely never be resolved and trust won't be restored. Counseling can help by prompting you both to rebuild trust.
Well-meaning friends and family will often attempt to help by saying things like, "Don't worry, be happy." This approach may work at times for people who don't have chronic anxiety. However, if you have Generalized Anxiety Disorder (meaning you worry a lot about many different things), turning off the worry part of your brain has probably seemed to be pretty much impossible. This is not your fault, and it's definitely not due to you simply "not trying hard enough."
I have received extensive formal training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples, and I continue to consult regularly with other experts in this approach. EFT helps couples go beyond simply learning new communication skills. In EFT sessions, both partners get the chance to achieve a deeper understanding of the emotions that fuel their cycles of negative interaction.
I have received advanced formal training in EFT for Couples, and it is a topic I enjoy learning even more about.
I speak about depression from a standpoint of having learned about it during grad school, as well as from many clients over the years. However, I also have had depression since childhood, meaning I can speak about depression and its treatment from a personal standpoint as well. So when we talk about your feelings of hopelessness, despair, and lack of motivation to do much of anything, I really do know how that feels, and I really know how hard it can be to drag yourself up out of that feeling.
Adult ADHD Assessment & Counseling: Living with ADHD can feel like you’re fighting against your own mind just trying to function as well as everyone else. In spite of the challenges of being distracted by so many other things on the internet, you’ve somehow made it this far in your search for help. If you are an adult with ADHD who lives in Kentucky, Ohio, or Florida, I encourage you to contact me (texting and email are fine) to find out if counseling sessions could be helpful to you.