Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Board Certified Telemental Health Provider, and AcuDetox Specialist.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Colorado Springs, CO
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is centered around developing mindfulness and being present in your daily world, increasing your distress tolerance to help you handle the chaos you have to deal with on the daily, regulating emotions to help keep you feeling balanced, and strengthening your interpersonal relationships skills to support having healthy, meaningful connections.
Who run the world (girls)! Societal expectations. Family demands. Glass ceilings. Whoa. No wonder you're stressed! Anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, relationship challenges, discrimination, hormonal changes, and low self-esteem are just a few of the issues women are commonly facing. Let's face that stuff head-on together! We'll work together to help you gain new insight, self-awareness, coping skills, communication skills, and emotion regulation skills to get you feeling in control.
Are you experiencing difficulty adjusting to a new situation or circumstance in your life that's leaving you feeling overwhelmed? Life throws plenty of curve balls - many of which are beyond your control. Sometimes you're the one throwing curve balls to yourself! What?! Whether the chaos is your making or gifted to you by another source, adjusting isn't always easy and having the supportive insight and feedback of an objective source can make all the difference. Let's tackle it together!
Feeling like your emotions are all over the place? Feeling empty, insecure, and reactive? Do you find yourself engaging in harmful, impulsive behaviors when feeling rejected or abandoned? Having difficulty maintaining stable relationships? Whether this is your experience or the experience of someone you love, therapy can genuinely make a difference, and I'm here to help you!
Holistic therapy aims to integrate all facets of your being - mind, body, spirit - in order to achieve overall wellness. Rather than being symptom-focused, holistic therapy takes into account what makes up the whole-person.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy aims to bring awareness to our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to see how these are all connected and impacting one another. CBT teaches how to change one's thoughts in accordance with the expression - "Change your thoughts, change your life!"
Ecotherapy aims to connect individuals therapeutically with nature. Walk + Talk sessions are available in order to bring about the mind/body connection in your therapy process, as well as, getting you grounded back with nature.
Bipolar disorder can lead to abrupt mood shifts that can be difficult to manage and lead to impulsive choices, psychosis, challenged relationships, etc. There are therapeutic techniques we can engage in together to help bring about increased awareness of how lifestyle and mood are intertwined for you personally and identify areas for adjustment. Through processing in therapy, we can work together toward a greater sense of balance - both internally and externally.
Life dishes out many changes for us (some we expect and plan for, some we never see coming), and it can be a struggle to adjust to the new normal. Some examples of life transitions include: moving away from home, job loss, marriage, questioning one's gender identity, serious illness, starting a new job, having a baby, etc. All of these events afford us the opportunity to reexamine our present way of being and to process with supportive, objective guidance can be so beneficial.
When symptoms, such as hallucinations and delusions, begin we can often recognize them as worrisome and questionable. As time passes, however, locked into this mind space of fearful questioning, these symptoms can progress and overtake in a debilitating way. With medication + therapy, one can learn the skills necessary to process and manage these thoughts and experiences, and with ample support it is completely possible to live a meaningful and fulfilling existence.