Hi there! My name is Rashida and I would be honored to support you along your wellness journey. I look forward to working with you!
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oceanside, CA
The human mind is amazing, amirite? When we feel overwhelmed and just can.not.deal, the brain is like "OK cool, let's check out of here." There are benefits to doing that. Conversely, we might start to check out so much, we don't learn how to deal with the stress triggers, and start losing out on life. I will teach you skills that help you cope so that you can be present in your own life.
Discrimination, aggression, injustice, direct and indirect violence, and chronic and generational traumas contribute to poor adult mental health outcomes, including voicelessness or feelings of invisibility that may show up as self-blame, depression, anxiety, paranoia, poor self-image, poor physical health, suicidality, truancy, relapse, low work outcomes, emotional avoidance, or an unwillingness or even inability to express vulnerability or distress. Let's discuss health and stress management.
Recovery is the evolution of healing. Whether you see alcohol and other drugs as a problem, someone else sees it as your problem, or you don't want it to be a problem, we can get on the same team to address it. You can be in or out of the rooms, using or sober, there's no judgment. We'll work toward your goals, your way. I cannot be your sponsor, but I can talk to you about Step work or other ways to reduce or eliminate substance in your life. We can also create relapse prevention plans.
I am a client and provider of hypnotherapy, so when I tell you it helps, I speak from experience. I was trained through the Wellness Institute to use clinical hypnotherapy for several challenges from anxiety to trauma. I have personally experienced its positive effects on somatic issues, that is, when stress of the mind physically affects the body. The almost instant relief is akin to a long soak in a warm Epsom salt bath. So. Good.
I worked as a therapist in a residential substance use treatment program and ran an outpatient substance use treatment program. Recovery is my jam! I will even work with your opioid treatment center and/or medication assisted treatment provider to offer coordinated care. Doesn't matter if you're sober for Lent or sober for Life! If you want addiction counseling, let's talk about it.
The ability to be present is one of the hardest things these days with so much trying to pull focus. At the same time, we miss out on so much joy by not being present. Once you locate happiness, you'll want to stay present.