I have asked both clients and colleagues what are my best characteristics. Overwhelmingly, both say I am compassionate, caring, & authentic.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rochester, NH
You are so stressed by questions about your gender identity and gender expression. The gender dysphoria hits you at the core, often leading to depression and anxiety. You are fed up with correcting people when they mis-gender you or use your “dead name". I am a queer, trans-affirming therapist who can help you navigate this cisgender society that often excludes you. I work from a model of Informed Consent, helping you make the best decisions about your own body.
You try so hard to be there for your aging parent, as well as for your own family. No one seems to know the struggle it is to balance both of these parts of your life. It's just expected that you will be there when your parent falls and is rushed to the ER. It's just expected that you will attend a daughter's soccer game, when all you really want to do is slip into a bath and then head to bed. You are exhausted. My name is Lisabeth Wotherspoon, and I help with Caregiver Burnout.
Are you so stressed out by questions about your gender identity and gender expression? Does the gender dysphoria hit you at your core leading to depression and anxiety? Are you fed up with correcting people when they mis-gender you or use your “dead name" because it really hurts. I help transgender folks during all stages of transitioning, from pre-transitioning to post surgery. Call today for a free 15-min consultation.
PTSD can affect every aspect of your life, leaving you feeling helpless, hopeless, and overwhelmed. I use EMDR as an interactive form of therapy that enables you to process traumatic memories so that by the end, they have lost their emotional charge. You will always have the memories, but they no longer cause the emotional pain they once did. One of the unique benefits of EMDR is that you don't have to speak out loud about the specifics of the trauma. This is quite helpful for some people.
I offer Animal Assisted Play Therapy to children to help with a variety of issues, including low self esteem, depression, anxiety, attention and learning difficulties, and poor social skills, to name a few. It primarily focuses on the child's strengths while also addressing his or her life challenges. While all of my therapy during the Covid-19 crisis is provided online, this particular form of therapy needs to be done in the office. I will resume offering it once it is safe to do so.
EMDR is a form a psychotherapy that helps you heal from symptoms and emotional distress that result from past traumas. Trauma can be a single incident, like a car accident or it can be from long-lasting issues, like sexual abuse or neglect. EMDR involves giving attention to 3 time periods: the past, present and future. We look at past disturbing memories. We also focus on current situations that cause distress, while also helping you develop the skills and attitudes needed for future actions.