Dope.Black.Therapist. ~Ashley Dunn, MS, LCMHCA, LCAS-A Pivot Power PLLC Founder/Owner
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in RALEIGH, NC
Supervised by Darnell Johnson LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS
Are you loosing interest in activities you once enjoyed? Experiencing a lack of energy and poor concentration? Imagine you could effectively manage your depressive symptoms. How would your life be different? How would your relationships, work life, family, and your overall life experience improve? Together we will work to develop healthier thinking patterns and beliefs about self, others, and the world. We will target underlying feelings of low self-esteem and guilt that can stifle your soul.
Trauma is an emotional response to any circumstance where you felt hopeless and overwhelmed. Many times the trauma is in the form of sexual abuse or assault. These experiences exceed your capacity to shape your beliefs, identity, spirituality, and coping. Trauma impacts the way you see yourself, others and the world around you.
Do you experience excessive worry and problems with you sleep or appetite? Not everyone with trauma identifies as having trauma. Individuals commonly seek help with anxiety. We will explore anxiety and it's impacts your life across settings (home, school, work, etc). We'll tackle unrealistic threats, bodily tension/responses. You will be equipped with techniques for managing your worry effectively and develop healthier coping skills.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is specially adapted for people who feel emotions very intensely. DBT will help you understand and accept your difficult feelings and learn the skills to manage them. DBT is usually used to treat self-harm, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, and depression.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) will help you learn to recognize your negative thinking patterns that are creating problems, and then to reconstruct them against reality. We’ll use problem-solving skills to cope with difficult situations. CBT treatment can involve efforts to change behavioral patterns.
Goals of family therapy often include improving the communication, solving family problems, understanding and handling special family situations, and creating a better functioning home environment.