I have worked as a school counselor for a huge chunk of my career and through that I have learned many different therapeutic techniques that are beneficial to children and adolescents. Some of the different childhood issues I have treated are aggression, separation anxiety, phobias, grief in children and many others.
Many of the clients I have worked with have suffered from generalized anxiety disorder. I work with my clients to hone in on the specific type of anxiety they struggle with, looking at the root cause and the coping strategies that will benefit them.
Anger and anxiety some times go hand in hand. Similar to anxiety, I work with clients on identifying their triggers, in some cases processing their current situation or past and learning to manage their anger in healthy ways.
In my work with clients I utilize many CBT strategies to help them see reframe, refocus and gain new perspectives on their actions and what could look differently. I also use behavioral therapy techniques, where we look at tracking and identifying patterns of negative behavior cycles to figure out the best coping strategies.
In order to understand an individual, I believe it is important to look at the family structure, communication styles, upbringing and trauma. I focus in on the relationships with parent and child/siblings with each other/adult children and parents and other relationships within the family unit to build support and trust, along with forgiveness and healing.