Personal exploration work to discover a life of authenticity and freedom.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Antonio, TX
I have been in continuous recovery from drug and alcohol dependency since 2006 and have been helping others with addiction issues in professional and para-professional roles since 2011. I don't think it's my job to judge you or tell you what to do, but to help you increase your self-awareness so that you can make decisions that get you the life you really want.
Depression is a complex beast. It has so many possible causes and symptoms that it's often hard to tease out what's what. Let's dig in and see if we can figure out what's going on.
Anxiety is a terrible ghost to have haunting you. It seems like it's just around every corner, waiting to surprise you at the most inopportune times. Fortunately, there are a lot of tools available to help. We can work on calming down your nervous system, challenging that worried thinking, and shifting the way you experience the world around you.
Being a Zen teacher, mindfulness practice shows up in every area of my life--including work with therapy clients. I find there is no better way to get to know ourselves than the simple act of paying attention.
Sometimes just talking about a problem doesn't quite get the job done. By engaging in "safe experiments" in session, Gestalt therapy helps us to release ourselves from the bondage of old emotional wounds.
Ever heard (or said), "One part of me wants this, while the other part wants that"? Well, those parts are real! We are wonderfully complex creatures, made up of countless identities and sub-identities that don't always agree. Helping the "family system" that lives inside us to get along better means less suffering and more joy.
Life is full of transitions, but that doesn't mean they're easy. Sometimes it seems like life moves forward before we're ready, leaving us feeling left behind, stuck, afraid or depressed, not knowing how to move forward. Let's find out where you're stuck and get you back in the flow of life.