Your "good" childhood actually sucked. Trauma, PTSD, relationship struggles, bad/weird/abusive/neglectful childhood - I've got you covered.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Edmond, OK
This is the nuts and bolts of therapy. Very important, but I believe only in conjunction with other modalities.
I have grown to love trauma therapy. Helping people through their darkest experiences is very rewarding.
Abuse is the area I have the most extensive training and experience with. Pia Melody says that anything less than nurturing is abuse. This ranges from shocking and heinous to 'I had a great childhood' denial.
Do your relationships suck and stress you out? I mean relationships with EVERYONE: your boyfriend, girlfriend, parents, boss, etc. Are you constantly fearful of disappointing people? Or you just can't stand up for yourself no matter what? Personally, I believe this is the most difficult and terrifying issue anyone can face (but do it anyway!). This is the hidden disease of our time. I can help you find your True Self.
Trauma therapy is very effective. The work is straightforward and it is awesome because I get to watch my clients courageously face down the biggest monsters in their lives. You get to be the hero of your story and I get to help you with it! Please do not suffer in silence any more. Reach out to me and I'll talk about everything with you before starting the work.
OK, this is extremely vague, but 'Struggling with Life in General' wasn't an option for specialties. Stress is the ultimate indicator that something is wrong. The hard part is that we don't come hard-wired knowing how to identify where the stress is even coming from! A lot of people come to therapy with only a general knowledge that "my life isn't going very well at all" and talking with me is the START of figuring out what is going on. Then we work on what to do about it :)
This basically just means talking and digging into stuff while we're talking. It works great!
Parenting is hard. Children can be very difficult. PCIT is an evidence-based treatment for young children (2.5 - 6 years old) with behavioral problems. PCIT is conducted through "coaching" sessions during which you and your child are in a playroom while the therapist observes you interact with your child and provides in-the-moment coaching on skills you are learning to manage your child's behavior. Therapy typically takes 10-12 sessions (one session/week).
Family conflict is inevitable and there are very helpful therapy methods and solutions that can help you to straighten yourself out, as well as your family. No family issue is too complicated or heavy to make significant progress. Some of the most debilitating issues stemming from family-of-origin conflict/chaos are: Codependence, Boundary Problems, and Communication Difficulties.
This is the hidden epidemic of our time. Codependency is the mistaken belief that we are responsible for other people's emotions. We were taught as children that because we were bad we 'made' our parents angry. Our only point of reference as children for who we are is the reflection we see in our caregivers - so very quickly we take on the emotional issues of our caregivers without knowing it. Then we develop adaptive coping skills to survive childhood, which then lead to our adult issues.