"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear."-- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX
Spirituality is an issue I have had the pleasure of treating, dating back to my time at Abilene Christian University. It is a concept often overlooked and one that I seek to synthesize with the mental health world by allowing my patients to examine themselves as beings who can acknowledge a higher power and simultaneously recognize that they have agency in this world to activate positive change. The use of religious materials is welcomed by me to my patients should they desire to use them.
Is there a problem you have that you feel like you cannot confide to your spouse, or perhaps your mother? I have a solution. Speaking about issues which you find to be specific to men is paramount in your quest for feeling better about yourself and your life. It helps dissolve the divide you may feel between yourself and the rest of the world. From self-esteem to relationships to depression, men's issues weaves its way through it all.
Losing someone or something you love is hard. What's more, is that no one really understands what it feels like for you. Your experience with grief is unique and speaking about how you currently feel in the midst of gut-wrenching loss is a key to finding your way through other issues as well. If we leave our grief unattended, it will be a strenuous task to find your way out of other underlying issues. Walk with me and we can find a path which provides you with comfort and peace.
CBT is a model which I truly believe has the capacity to aid others in changing for good. I have been trained to administer it for children, up to senior adults. I believe that our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are intertwined and when one of them becomes unhealthy, the others suffer. My mission is to utilize this modality to ensure that you feel symmetry in your life and maintain a sense of balance while achieving your goals.
Sometimes our feelings feel like facts and DBT can serve to shrink the perceptions we may have about this. DBT is an emotion-focused form of therapy, with several principles derived from CBT in order to highlight the relationship between thoughts and feelings. DBT is also a skills-based therapy as well and I believe that the more you practice, the more you progress.
If you find yourself constantly troubled by past life events or traumas which create heightened distress, then I implore you to consider EMDR as an avenue you can walk down to resolve those traumatic experiences. By attending to how the past affects the present, you will learn how to view yourself in new ways despite the gargantuan challenges you have trudged through in your life. EMDR will help unlock those feelings and sensations which have been suppressed for so long, allowing you to thrive!