This is Your Self-Care. Let’s start by simply being mindful of your own needs, so you are better able to support the people you care about.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Alexandria, VA
Trauma can be very difficult and complex. My approach with trauma is about focusing on the present moment and working our way back if needed. Each person is different and the more insight you have into how sights, sounds, smells, and/ or thoughts contribute to your specific triggers, the more empowering it can be.
I believe self-esteem has a lot to do with our thoughts and emotions. We live in a world where a lot of times we are told "we are not good enough." We may get this through magazines, peers, co-workers, or even family members. I remind clients that we all something we are good at, sometimes we don't think about what we do well.
We live in a world where we are always keeping track of time. A place where there is a lot of competition and a lot of noise. Working with anxiety is about working with regulating your emotions. One of the first things is to acknowledge anxiety and that it's not easy to manage. It takes time, daily practice of effective coping skills.
Our thoughts and emotions determine our behavior. Research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. In many studies, CBT has been demonstrated to be as effective as, or more effective than, other forms of psychological therapy or psychiatric medications.
We will focus on you, not the problem. The goal is for you to achieve greater independence. This will allow you to better cope with any current and future problems you may face.
The overall purpose of existential therapy is to allow clients to explore their lived experience honestly, openly and comprehensively. Sometimes clients are trying to find meaning in their lives and they've never had that safe open space to talk about their own humanity.