Areas of Speciality
Alcohol addiction comes with less stigma than drug addiction because alcohol is legal. This can actually make it easier to become addicted and harder to quit. As a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, I help people learn about their reasons for abusing alcohol, including underlying trauma or mental health conditions.
There are several significant types of anxiety, including generalized, panic, social, and specific phobias. Whichever kind of anxiety you’re facing, I’m well-versed in the skills and tools you need to manage your anxiety. Anxiety can quickly overtake your life; I want to help you regain control and peace.
Things that happen to us in childhood carry over into our adult lives. As a result, problems may show up, particularly in our ability to trust and connect with others. I will help you identify the events and feelings in childhood that contribute to your issues now and use therapeutic techniques to resolve them.
The fight-or-flight response characterizes post-traumatic stress disorder. When someone is traumatized repeatedly, over a long period of time, they can develop complex PTSD. This condition is challenging to treat, but I’ll help you untangle the web of broken trust, hurt feelings, and loss of security that make complex PTSD last into adulthood. Through specialized Complex PTSD therapy, you’ll learn how to feel safe and secure, and therefore better able to function day-to-day.
Left untreated, depression can impact every area of your life. With symptoms like lack of energy, loss of interest, fatigue, and even suicidal thoughts, depression can weigh you down until you forgot what it was like to feel joy. I’m highly experienced and knowledgeable in treating all forms of depression so that you can find hope and happiness again.
Addiction to drugs can lead you to a dark, hopeless place. I use my Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor skills to help you uncover what led to your addiction and what drove it. My goal is to help you process these underlying factors, healing from them and any secondary issues your drug addiction may have caused.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy initially designed to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It helps people who’ve experienced trauma learn to cope with the thoughts and feelings that arise when triggered. EMDR clients also build insight while reflecting on their past, without the need to say aloud what they’ve been through.
Traumatic events like car accidents or sexual assaults can cause people to feel a fight-or-flight response. This happens when you are triggered and don’t know how to cope. I’ll help you break down what this response looks like for you and help you learn to cope with and heal from your trauma.
Several issues contribute to painful sex for women. I help sort out what may be beneath your struggles with intimacy, whether it’s anxiety, lack of connection, or trauma. Then, we will address these root causes with targeted interventions to help you build a stronger bond with your partner.