Hello prospective clients! I am a licensed psychotherapist and see clients exclusively via telehealth.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Burnsville, MN
Religious or spiritual abuse can feel like your soul has been hijacked. This type of abuse can be difficult to recognize especially if your abuser(s) are immediate family members or an intimate partner. Spiritual abuse can especially make survivors feel isolated and leave them in questioning as they experience the abuse and throughout the healing process. Although the psychological impact of spiritual abuse is severe, recovery is very possible.
OCD is not always what we assume or tend to think it is. OCD can include compulsive behaviors but also may be thought-based without ritualistic behaviors to follow obsessive thinking. When a client comes to therapy thinking they have OCD, it is important to be thorough and open to the exploration of their presenting concerns; additionally, we will look at how obsessive thinking is impacting your life. Through exposure work, ideally those anxiety or fear-inducing thoughts will lessen in severity.
Treatment for DV or IPV issues starts with education on what is abusive behavior and how to create safety. Leaving a partner is not easy & if it were, more people would. There are many variables that allow an abusive relationship to continue but therapy can help one gain perspective and get their power back. I use a non-judgmental, sensitive approach when working with these clients. We can examine the interpersonal and internal conflicts holding you back from experiencing more peace in your life
Many people may experience just one or a series of complex traumatic events that may or may not lead to fully disordered thinking and functioning. Seeking therapy can be a helpful tool in understanding trauma, PTSD-traits or symptoms and their impact on the body & mind as well as learning helpful skills in moving forward with these experiences. Trauma can be heavy and severe but your life doesn't have to start or end with your trauma either.