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Clinical Social Worker in Round Rock, TX
Living with persistent pain is like having a thick fog cast over your world; it touches everything. You pull back from activities and experiences and even the people you love. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP) we will find those sparks of joy that you want to re-ignite. We will explore how to re-connect with the things and people you used to enjoy, pace yourself to prevent overdoing it, and tackle the anxiety and depression that often embody the fog of pain.
The political climate of the country is driving so much stress, anxiety, anger, and overall strong emotion. We look at the ways this is showing up in your life and interfering with the way you want to live, think, and interact with those around you. I truly believe that in this country we have more in common with each other than we do differences and we can learn so much from each other. The good in the world does outweigh the hate in the world, despite what the news may choose to emphasize.
Being unable to get regular, restful sleep is like slow torture. When your sleep is off, everything is off. You feel irritable, unfocused, and impatient. Your work suffers. Your relationships suffer. You just want some sleep! I help you get back to restful, regular sleep through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, or CBT-I. This brief treatment often gains significant results in about six sessions. It is as effective as medication but without side effects and with longer lasting results.
Figuring out how thoughts, emotions, and actions are connected and play off each other is the basis of CBT. If you can make a change in one of these aspects you often will get a different result. Besides CBT for general life situations I also specialize this treatment toward when thoughts and actions are getting in the way of restful sleep (CBT for Insomnia) and toward managing the depression and anxiety that often come with persistent pain (CBT for Chronic Pain).
What is most important to you and what do you want your life to be about? What are some steps in the direction of those priorities? What are actions and steps that take you away from those priorities? These are things we sort through in ACT therapy. Learning to be present in the moment, aware of and accepting of the present situation is another part of ACT that brings increased peace to many lives.