I’m an experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, based in Orange County. I work with clients throughout California.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Mission Viejo, CA 92691, CA
Anger Management Therapy can be very useful with those that struggle with anger on a regular basis. With this therapy I will help you learn to control your anger to keep it from controlling you. To start with we work on not immediately responding to the anger. Then we work on understanding what the anger is trying to tell us, and then using it in a beneficial way. You are not seen as a "bad" person because you lose your temper, I provide a safe environment to help you move forward.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy can be highly effective for a variety of conditions, including trauma and anxiety. It helps your brain take memories that were quickly stashed away, and sort them out and put them away properly. In doing so, it helps take away the high emotions associated with it. This can help you move past your activating event in a new and beneficial way. EMDR can be done safely and effectively in virtual appointments with an app I work with.
CBT helps us restructure our automatic thoughts in an effective way. I liken it to creating new "hiking trails" in our brain. At first it can be hard to find the new way of thinking, however with repeated use and understanding of why we have the new trail, it can get easier and easier. Over time, the old thought patters (trails) start to disappear. Our thoughts effect our emotions, which in turn effects our behaviors. Learning to have more adaptive thoughts can make a huge difference.
Your anger is resulting in problems at work and with those in your personal life. You hear from others that they have to “tiptoe” around you because they never know if you will start yelling or not. Anger in and of itself isn’t bad, it’s how we handle it that can be problematic. Anger is a necessary emotion, it is a biological and natural response to perceived threats around us. Getting rid of it altogether is not the goal, learning to control the anger is. I can help you get to that control
You are strong and independent, seeming to have it together, but your anxious thoughts keep you on a hamster wheel of overworking and overdoing. You've forgotten how to connect with friends and family. The panic attacks are starting to happen more often, which are just another thing to worry about. You don't want to keep on like this, something needs to change. You need something to help you slow your mind. I have techniques that can help you learn to manage the anxiety, take back control.
You work hard, do your best and yet, it never seems like you are enough. The stress mounts as you worry about making the right decisions and avoiding mistakes. When you get home from work, the stress remains. There is never time for you, time to relax, time to enjoy the life you have worked hard to create. It's overwhelming and lonely. I have extensive experience in this area and can help you find a work/life balance that actually works for you. Where you can be your best self at all times.