I know how hard and scary it can be to reach out for help. Wherever you are in your healing journey, I'll meet you right there.
Clinical Trainee in Skokie, IL
Supervised by Megan Herrington
The cycle of obsessing, fixating and compulsion can bring about so much shame and guilt. I'm here to tell you these things don't have to control you anymore. With time and gentle confrontation, we'll reach a place where you feel free from OCD.
How do we mend our relationship with food and our bodies when society is constantly telling us there's something wrong with how we look? Or maybe, life feels so chaotic that controlling this portion of your life feels comforting. I get it; let's work together to find peace and balance among the chaos.
Do you ever think, 'what's it like to not worry and stress about every single thing EVER?' How does it come so naturally to others? In my work with anxiety, we explore attachment styles and childhood relationships to understand why we feel the need to have certainty in all aspects of our lives.
Our world is shaped by the relationships we developed in early life. Doesn't it make sense to understand and dissect these relationships to better understand ourselves? When we gain this insight and can feel compassion for ourselves, we can change dynamics or patterns that aren't helpful to us.
For those of you that like structure, need concrete things to practice outside of session, crave specific coping strategies...this approach might be for you! I love that CBT helps us understand the relationship between feelings, thoughts and behaviors. It's marvelous to watch clients make tweaks to their thinking patterns and see the domino effect in their actions and emotions.
When we avoid the things that scare and give us anxiety, it only give it more power. Exposure therapy (or ERP) is a challenging approach but with a rewarding outcome. We'll go at your pace. Overtime, we'll step into the exact thing that gives us the most fear and concern. Don't worry, you have all the tools you need to overcome this.
When we avoid the things that scare and give us anxiety, it only give it more power over us. Exposure therapy (or ERP) is a challenging approach but with a rewarding outcome. We'll go at your pace. Overtime, we'll step into the exact thing that gives us the most fear and concern. We'll sit with the anxiety. Sounds like a big ol' 'NOPE' to you, doesn't it?! Don't worry, when this time comes, you'll have all the tools you need to manage.