Therapy can be a beautiful process of finding the light in your life again; to bring more joy into each day and less suffering.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in St. Petersburg, FL
Living in the present moment can be difficult when trauma keeps us living in the past. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, we can work together to change your narrative, re-gain your power, improve relationships, and improve self-esteem. You will gain an understanding of the relationship between memories, emotions, and the body to overcome trauma and take back your peace.
Learn coping skills to reduce suffering while understanding the connection between your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Using this modality, you can break away from negative thought patterns and habits. Mindfulness is becoming aware of the present moment without judgement. Using mindfulness techniques like grounding skills, breathing techniques, yoga, and guided meditations in session you can learn to observe the world around you and within you with less judgement and more compassion.
Using CBT, you can identify unhelpful ways of thinking to break the cycle of behaviors that no longer serve you. CBT helps you understand the connection between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Gain the coping skills you need to overcome difficulties like anxiety, depression, trauma, and anger.
The tension, stress, and negative memories are often held physically in our bodies. Have you ever noticed when you are stressed you might have shoulder pain, a clenched jaw, or a headache? Yoga-informed therapy sessions may consist of talk therapy, mindfulness techniques, breath work, and yoga. Through this combination of techniques, you will gain the tools to regulate your nervous system, integrate your experiences in mind/body/spirit, and overcome the obstacles that are holding you back.
You are not your thoughts; despite the messages your brain might be telling you. CBT offers you a deeper understanding of the relationship between your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Knowing this cycle and how to break it can be key to living the life you know you deserve.
I have specialized training in dialectical behavioral therapy, which combines mindfulness with cognitive behavioral therapy. By using DBT, you can gain mastery of mindfulness, managing emotions, creating and improving relationships, and experience relief from suffering.
I utilize varied modalities depending on your strengths, needs, and preferences. Eclectic therapy is all about doing what works for you specifically. This can include examining thoughts, emotions, and behaviors through talk therapy, art, CBT, DBT, SFBT, or yoga-informed therapy.
If you are feeling down, having a lack of energy, dragging through each day, feeling a deep sadness, or staying up all night/sleeping too much you might be experiencing depression. With behavioral activation, mindfulness, and CBT, we can get you back on track to living the life you know you deserve.
Are you tired of feeling excessive worry, fear, or having panic attacks? Anxiety is experienced both mentally and physically, which is why it is helpful to heal using a mind-body approach. You will learn the techniques that prevent your brain from going into fight or flight mode. You can break free from the cycle of anxiety and take back your peace.
Women experience a unique array of issues, including pregnancy-related anxiety, postpartum depression/anxiety, adjustment to life transitions, divorce, and career difficulties. Working with someone who understands your life experience can be comforting and transformative.