If you are looking for something beyond traditional talk therapy, you've come to the right place! In-person or virtual sessions available.
Clinical Social Worker in Ellicott City, MD
Divorce is considered one of the biggest stressors a person can face and it's important to get support during this difficult time. It's normal to experience anxiety and a wide range of emotions and I am here to listen and help navigate everything that comes with dealing with divorce. Even if you are just contemplating leaving your marriage (or relationship) and need help figuring out how you feel and what to do, I can help in a non-judgmental way.
Codependency refers to a relationship dynamic in which one person has an unhealthy need to be needed and thus loses their sense of self by trying to "fix" the other person who may have addiction or mental health issues. Many people struggle with setting personal boundaries and healthy communication. Healing codependent relationship patterns requires learning how to value your own thoughts, needs, and feelings and practice assertive communication.
PTSD is the natural result of witnessing or experiencing a terrifying event. Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) refers to developmental trauma in childhood (abuse/neglect) and requires long-term therapy. Symptoms of PTSD can include sleep disturbance, flashbacks in which the person re-experiences the event, panic attacks, difficulty concentrating, hypervigilance (easily startled), difficulties trusting others, and trouble with intimate relationships. I am trauma certified in both kinds of PTSD.
Integrative therapy refers to treating the person as a whole and not just focusing on what is "wrong." It also means looking at lifestyle habits such as nutrition, exercise and self-care practices. Integrative therapy can combine multiple methods and techniques to best address each person's unique challenges and needs.
Internal Family Systems is the framework I use the most since it is applicable to almost any issue a person is dealing with. Otherwise known as "Parts Work", this approach is considered a "psychospiritual model" which means there is an element of spirituality to this type of work and it's fascinating to see deep transformation in clients who are open to exploring with experiential methods using IFS. It's way more complicated than this but I assure you it would be helpful to you!