I created The Whole You Wellness & Counseling with the dream of making a client-centered space for healing.
Clinical Social Worker in St. Louis, MO
Stress is part of normal day to day life. However, stress can sometimes grow and become anxiety. Our brain is a great story telling machine. The anxious brain tends to create stories that may have small amount of truth but a great deal of faulty conclusion. When this happens, you may experience excessive worrying that hinders optimal functioning. This can lead to physical and cognitive symptoms. We can work on understanding your patterns and give you new coping tools to work through anxiety.
Feeling sad is part of normal human emotion. Depression is deeper and more persistent in nature. It is characterized by loss of interest, altered sleep pattern, change in appetite, energy level, concentration, daily behavior, or self-esteem. Depression can also be associated with thoughts of suicide. Typically, there are long held beliefs that contribute to depression. We work together to expand your psychological flexibility and create a workable plan to help you work through depression.
PTSD can occurs when people experience or witness a life-threatening event. It's normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. But, when symptoms last more than a few months, it may be PTSD. You are not alone, PTSD can be effectively treated through psychotherapy. I can help you identify your pattern in a safe space by utilizing evidence based approaches.
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is an action-oriented approach to psychotherapy. ACT helps you challenge behaviors that are unworkable. Instead of avoidance, denial, and struggling with inner emotions, you learn to accept that these deeper feelings are appropriate responses to certain situations. You learn to not prevent the feelings, instead, you focus on moving forward closer to value-based living. I can help you identify what is most important
Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an approach that works on the basis that the way we think and interpret events can affect how we behave and feel. CBT is goal-oriented and requires active involvement in the healing process. I can help you recognize the ways your thoughts affect your feeling and behavior. We work in collaboration to increase your healthy coping tools. We may utilize a weekly action plan to help you practice daily.
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is an approach to psychotherapy that uses cognitive behavioral therapy methods in collaboration with mindfulness meditative practices. Like CBT, MBCT requires collaboration between therapist and client. We explores strategies to modify dysfunctional thoughts by using CBT skill building and using guided mindfulness in session. I will assign homework between sessions so you can practice what you learn in session at home.
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is an approach to psychotherapy that uses cognitive behavioral therapy methods in collaboration with mindfulness meditative practices. Like CBT, MBCT requires collaboration between therapist and client. We explore strategies to modify dysfunctional thoughts by using CBT skills building, and by using guided mindfulness in session. I will assign homework between sessions so you can practice what you learn in sessions at home.