I help people with anxiety and chronic pain to feel empowered by considering with curiosity what a life well lived can look like.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in , WA
Experiencing chronic pain can feel like it’s getting in the way of the life you want to live. Exploring tools to decrease anxiety, problem solve, voice your needs and find ways to take care of these needs can help you feel more in control of pain symptoms. Learning how to live while experiencing chronic pain, you can continue to engage in activities and connect with the people that bring meaning to your life.
Being born with a disability I understand the stressors and challenges that can come along with this. In addition to the usual challenges of daily life, your regular routines can be that much more difficult. Navigating this experience can feel isolating and overwhelming at times. You are not alone. I am passionate about supporting folks with disabilities to navigate this path and utilize their strengths in order to have a life that is fulfilling.
As someone who also experiences chronic pain, it can at times feel like it’s getting in the way of the life you want to live. Exploring tools to decrease anxiety, problem solve, advocate for your needs and find ways to take care of these needs can help you feel more in control of pain symptoms. Learning how to live while experiencing chronic pain, you can continue to engage in activities and connect with the people that bring meaning to your life.
Do you find yourself confused when trying to distinguish between things you have control over and things that are outside of your control. You may be struggling with uncomfortable thoughts that spin in your head or have worry about things that have not happened yet. Too often people find themselves questioning whether this is. I work to create a safe space to explore your thoughts and emotions and support you in making decisions to live a life with more ease.
Our thoughts impact our emotions and our emotions impact our thoughts in an intricate dance that is constantly taking place. Exploring our thoughts and emotions and their impact on our actions even those thoughts and emotions we may be uncomfortable with, offers the opportunity to see that our thoughts and emotions are part of our experience however do not define us.
I work to create space that is safe and open so that I can support you as a unique individual. Given a supportive and caring environment I believe that you move in the direction that you are naturally drawn to.
Acceptance and Commitment therapy supports folks to become more flexible with their thoughts and emotions and works to bring our awareness to our thoughts and emotions without becoming attached to them and making these thoughts and emotions part of our identity. Instead thoughts and emotions are part of our experience but do not define us. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy also supports us to move in a direction that is in alignment with what is most important to us in our lives.
I incorporate EMDR for those experiencing trauma which can have an impact on how we view ourselves including our core beliefs. I use EMDR as a trauma informed modality to help forge a path to healing.
Cognitive Behavioral therapy is helpful to look at the connection between our thoughts, feelings and actions. It is a way that together we can explore this connection and look at finding alternative ways of thinking that can have an impact on how we feel and subsequently our actions.