I love the work that I do and I am always excited to get to know a new client and to learn their story. I look forward to hearing from you!
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Farmington Hills, MI
Panic attacks are a severely frightening and painful type of anxiety. There are evidence-based therapeutic techniques that are effective in addressing panic attacks and I am passionate about helping clients reduce the frequency and distress of the panic attacks.
Do you maintain boundaries within relationships or work? Do you believe you are “enough”? Do you believe you are worthy of good things? Do you believe your time, energy, and opinions are as valuable as others? Do you pursue your goals and dreams? Do you express your thoughts or needs? Are you able to identify 5 or more positive traits about yourself? If you answered "no" to any of these, I would love help you to develop healthy self-esteem, increase your assertiveness, and enjoy your life.
I understand the power and function of anxiety and I also know how painful and frustrating it can be. As you may have already discovered, “just talking” about anxiety is not so effective. By using a blend of educational, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, and assertiveness approaches, my clients gain more awareness of themselves, understanding of their fears, control of their thinking patterns, and confidence to better address life’s problems as they present themselves.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is extremely effective at addressing many issues. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on- increasing your awareness of your thoughts, identification of your feelings and how they react to your thoughts, recognition of maladaptive thinking (untrue beliefs about self), thought-challenging (looking at your thoughts objectively), and thought-changing (reshaping negative thinking patterns).
ACT is effective at treating anxiety and mood disorders. It focuses on acceptance of negative life experiences/emotions and commitment to pursuing peace amidst problems and uncertainties. In life, we only have so much control and responsibility. ACT can allow us to loosen our grip on the pieces of life that are not in our control and pursue our desires despite the negative.
Mindfulness is the act of directing our attention purposefully. Mindfulness-based therapy can be extremely useful for people who are struggling with anxiety or mood challenges. Mindfulness-based therapy combines some components of cognitive-behavioral therapy with mindful/meditative exercises which can help us to create new relationships with our thoughts and our mind (which can be helpful in increasing mood and decreasing anxiety).