Anxiety and stress are a normal part of our modern lives, but for some it can become debilitating. I treat chronic worry, panic disorder, social anxiety, and health anxiety using proven CBT and mindfulness strategies to help you find relief from your systems faster. We will work together to identify the thoughts that are contributing to your anxiety, develop tools for managing these thoughts more effectively, and work towards creating new, more helpful thoughts and behaviors. Anxiety IS treatable, and it does not need to keep you from living the life you want to live.
Living in a state of depression can be an isolating and hopeless experience, to where it can be difficult to even ask for help, let alone believe you can get better. I believe that you do not need to continue to suffer in your depression. There are proven strategies to help you feel better, that can be just as effective, if not more effective long-term, than medication. I will help you understand and step out of the depression loop of negative thoughts, emotions, and behaviors; develop more self-compassion; and rediscover the joy that can be experienced in your life.
Whether you are suffering from a Perinatal Mood or Anxiety Disorder, or are just needing support as you navigate this major life transition, I am here to help. We will address any thinking patterns or behaviors that may be contributing to your anxiety, depression, or irritability; find ways where you can fit in self care; work towards building a healthy support network; process any grief or trauma that has occurred during pregnancy and/or birth; and help you find balance in your role as a parent. Many new moms find it difficult to find the time for therapy - you are welcome to bring in your newborn or infant to my office, and we can also do phone or video sessions if needed.
Humans are social beings. Our relationships with others, whether family members, friends, romantic partners, or co-workers, greatly impact our well-being and quality of life. When a problem arises in one of our primary relationships, or if there is a lack of satisfactory relationships in our life, it can contribute to feelings of depression and anxiety. I work from an attachment theory perspective when working with relational issues, and hold a certificate in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT),
We will collaborate to:
Understand your attachment style and how this plays out in your relationships
Identify the negative internal and interpersonal interaction cycles that cause you distress
Work towards correcting negative patterns and developing new ways of relating and connecting with others