I help highly sensitive adults & teens manage overwhelm, stress, anxiety, depression, and more so their natural gifts shine through.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Do you often notice things that others miss? Or feel things deeply and have strong emotions? Maybe you get caught up in worrisome thoughts or feel overwhelmed easily by stress or social situations and need alone time to decompress? If so, you might be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). Find out on my website by downloading the free guide: Sensitive & Strong - A Survival Guide for Highly Sensitive People.
Have you lost interest in activities, people, or life in general? Do you struggle to get out of bed or lack energy and feel fatigued much of the time? Does absolutely everything feel like a struggle? This might be a case of more than the blues. Depression treatment can help you restore energy, joy and meaning to your life. Find out how by scheduling a free consult.
Do you feel overrun with worries and unable to relax? Are you experiencing headaches, chest pains, or other symptoms with no medical explanation? Do you sometimes experience anxiety/panic attacks that you can't control? Anxiety treatment can help restore calm to your life and break the cycle of worrying.
I incorporate DBT to help clients identify and manage difficult or overwhelming emotions. I teach clients how to work with emotions when they feel like they are out of control (fear, anxiety, panic, anger, frustration, etc.) in order to prevent unhelpful responses that might be damaging to relationships at home, school or work. Then I help clients develop healthier coping mechanisms for dealing with the difficult emotions that are more in line with their values and goals.
CBT is a great technique for working with negative thought patterns and beliefs that we have learned or developed over time as a result of past experiences. Sometimes these beliefs no longer serve us, or leave us fearing the worst case scenarios, making unhelpful assumptions that get in the way of relationships or connection, or spiraling into a depressive episode. I help clients develop an awareness of the thoughts, beliefs and tricks that our brains play on us so that we can turn them around
Research is now piling up supporting what those of us who have loved the outdoors for centuries already knew: that time in nature helps calm and regulate our nervous system. I incorporate simple nature-based exercises and wilderness therapy into my work with clients in a way that supports nervous system regulation, calms stress hormones, and boosts focus/concentration and mood. This looks differently for each client, but could be as simple as holding a session outdoors or going for a walk.