Since 2007, I've counseled people by combining my empathy, humor, & knowledge with your innate wisdom & courage to create positive change!
Psychotherapist in Tucson, AZ
For clients who have panic attacks, they typically resolve within four weeks of starting to work with me! I help you learn breathing exercises, mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral tools, and ways to recognize negative and fear-based stories you repeatedly tell yourself. We'll also work together on identifying and processing any trauma you have survived, in order to help your fight / fight / freeze system learn how to not be triggered so much of the time!
If you have panic attacks, they typically resolve within 4 weeks of starting to work with me--as long as you do your 5 minutes (or less!) of daily homework! You'll learn mindfulness-based CBT tools, evidence-based breathing exercises, & ways to recognize negative & fear-based stories you repeatedly tell yourself. We'll also work on identifying and processing any trauma you've survived, to help your fight/fight/freeze system learn how to not be triggered so much of the time.
Are you grappling with you sexual orientation, gender identity, or feeling like there aren't any labels that "fit"? Are you wondering what to do if you feel changes in your orientation or identity but you're afraid to lose your community? Or perhaps you are clear about who you are and who you love, but you have other life issues to work on and want a therapist who'll support and appreciated for all of who you are? Then I'm the right therapist for you!
I have worked extensively with adolescents and teenagers on everything from anxiety/panic attacks to Identity, depression, self harm, and the early stages of eating or substance disorders. We also work on issues related to the covid-19 pandemic, online vs. in-person school, academic pressures, perfectionism, how to make decisions about choosing a high school or college. And I focus with them on increasing their strengths such as creativity, insight, and the desire to do the therapeutic work.
It's OK if you're not happy, or you feel lost, or you have trouble getting out of bed. This will be your starting point, not your end point. I'll assess you for biochemical or situational depression, or both, and together we'll figure out a treatment plan. AND...Depression and grief are often confused. Attachment work, creative therapies, and trauma work can help whether you're grieving or depressed--or both!
Have you been labeled as anxious, unorganized, unfocused, chronically late, off in your "own world", a procrastinator? But because you've developed successful coping tools, no one has thought to assess you for ADHD? I have many clients who've experienced great relief & a release of self judgment with the correct diagnosis & treatment choices! Being neuro-atypical also offers not only challenges but strengths that I explore with my clients, using evidence-based therapies.