Being a teenage can at times be overwhelming, to say the least. Finding an identity. Making and getting along with friends. Getting along with parents and teachers can be challenging. Deciding what I want to do with the rest of my life. Am I going to work while managing school and home life. Great questions, but stressful. Thoughts of self doubt, Not feeling good enough. Possibly feeling like an outsider. Let's discuss these topics in a safe and encouraging environment. You are not alone.
Depression can feel very heavy. It's like having the flu. No energy. No motivation. Feelings of self-doubt. Shame and or guilt. Crying, not always knowing why. Difficulty socializing with friends and family. Believing no one understands as outer appearances do not reflect what you're feeling. We all feel our emotions 100%. With the right tools, these symptoms can be managed and you can begin to feel better.
Feeling keyed up and on edge? Anxiety can put people in a constant state of feeling uneasy in their bodies and minds. Anxiety causes people to focus on the what if's, worry about life and our ability to manage it. There are an array of tools that can bring back a sense of calm to both your body and your mind. Allow your mind to be present in the here and now and enjoy the moment. Let's work together to regain a sense of calm and well being.
Mindfulness is the practice of being present. Being calm in our bodies and minds. Learning to focus on the here and now versus the past or the future. Recognizing that a thought is just a thought. Becoming more aware of our emotions and increasing our ability to feel them without feeling flooded or out of control.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from different treatment approaches. EMDR is also effective in treating anxiety and depression.
CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Becoming aware of our core beliefs and how they impact how we feel about ourselves and the world around us. Catching our thoughts and gently investigating their validity. Learning to nurture our self messages and turn off the bully brain.