I help people with Anxiety, Depression & Relationship problems due to PTSD. I specialize in Trauma-Informed EMDR therapy to treat root-cuz.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, VA
When a relationship does not go the way we want it to go,we start spiraling down to blaming, shaming&guilt-tripping our partner or ourselves. With the Emotionally focused approach, we can learn to understand and appreciate each other's strength, vulnerabilities & differences. By accepting as we are and who we are, we may be able to connect and feel belonging to self and each other. I invite you to join BraveWithin, create, connect and communicate with each other in a special&safe way
The duality of wanting and rejecting seem to go hand in hand in anxiety. You are anxious when things do not go the way you want them to go. You are anxious when it does go the way you want it to go. Your mind will put you right on the edge where you are almost always at either end of the spectrum having amazing patience, but very impulsive. More true than not, anxious people are courageous, insightful, thoughtful and have a high emotional intelligent quotient. Join me.
Do you feel that no one understands you or your feelings? Perhaps you can't even "feel" how to feel anymore. Depression is not just feeling sad, it is something deeper than anger, sadness or feeling frustrated. It can include but not limited to feeling hollow, numb, hopeless, worthless, having physical pains, muscle tension, excessive guilt or suicidal thoughts. Our thinking and beliefs are so strong that our mind looks for all the evidence that our thought must be true when it isn't.
Have you ever noticed that you react based on your automatic thought and keep going with that thought as though it is true? Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) helps people learn to identify their reactive or destructive thought patterns and replace them with constructive thoughts. CBT involves many different strategies such as journaling, role-playing, therapeutic relaxation and redirection. You will primarily work on your thinking, feeling and effectively change the maladaptive behaviors.
Each of us are wired differently and coming from various backgrounds, therefore integrative therapy only makes sense to individualize the therapy for each client. By bringing effective psychodynamic, client-centered, cognitive, mindfulness-based, emotionally-focused, holistic approach and each person's spirituality facilitate wholeness of the therapeutic experiences and constructive changes.
Trauma-Informed Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) guides you through an interactive psychotherapy involving eight-phase processing. People with traumatic experiences or who have PTSD in particular can benefit from EMDR treatment.
Have you ever experienced that your logic tells you what you need to do so that you may feel and act appropriately but your emotion already takes you over? Body of a 20, 30,40, or over 50-year-old man or woman but your mind is reacting from a place of a wounded child or from a place of traumatic events. Ironically rejecting those wounded parts of you--fear, anger, sadness, helplessness, hopelessness, or resentment--and you would do anything to get rid of those painful emotions.