I see our work as a collaboration to address your needs. We will start by understanding your situation, and come up with a plan together to determine how to reach your goal(s). Throughout our work, I will check in with you to see whether we are headed in the right direction. If we are not, then we will figure out how to right the course.
I specialize in helping my clients overcome the following challenges:
- Identity concerns
- Career concerns
Life can get stressful, and there are many things to be worried about. Sometimes you may not know what is causing the distress. Some symptoms of the stress and anxiety may look like:
- Tension in the body
- Difficulties falling and staying asleep
- Not being present with others
- Difficulties concentrating and making decisions
- Repetitive behaviors and thoughts
The stress and anxiety that you may be experiencing can add up to prevent you from living the life you want to live. You may even feel like you do not have control. Therapy can help you to understand what may be causing the distress and help you to regain a sense of control in your life. I work with clients who experience day-to-day stress and anxiety to clients who have obsessions and compulsions.
We all experience sadness sometimes, perhaps over a loss or for no apparent reason. It can be a concern when the sadness lasts more than two weeks, and it affects your life in some of the following ways:
- sleep difficulties
- not feeling motivated
- not wanting to do things that were once enjoyable
- not wanting to interact with people
- feeling like there is a constant dark cloud over your head
- feeling like life is no longer worthwhile
- difficulties concentrating
- appetite and weight issues
Sometimes you may not even be aware that you are depressed, but other people in your life may see it and be concerned for you. There can be many layers of depression, from a circumstance to biological (i.e. bipolar disorder). Understanding and addressing the cause(s) of depression can help you to regain control of your life.
Some life events can be hard to accept, or there does not seem to be an answer as to why it happened. It did happen, though, but it has been difficult to move on. It can be difficult to move on from a traumatic event. Whether the event was an abuse (i.e. physical, sexual, psychological, emotional), having your life be in jeopardy, or learning about difficult news second-hand, the trauma may continue to affect you. Some symptoms of trauma may look like this:
- experiencing nightmares or sleep difficulties
- being constantly worried about your safety
- avoiding thinking about what happened, or avoiding the place where it happened
- feeling numb and detached
Stress and anxiety may also play a part in your life. All of these symptoms may cause a lot of distress and make you feel not in control of your life. Perhaps it is time to process what happened.
Knowing who you are and navigating the world with a certain identity can be challenging at times. Perhaps this identity was influenced by different factors: family, peers, society, the environment, your biology, etc. Perhaps you grew up being influenced by more than one cultural identity. The conflicts in knowing who you are and what you want can lead to feelings of stress and anxiety, and even depression. It may be helpful to be aware of how these factors affect your life. Let us process these identities together and figure out how to navigate them in a way that allows you to feel aligned with who you want to be.
Are you a recent college graduate who is trying to transition into the work world? Are you having difficulties with the job application and interview process? Are you considering changing your career, but unsure about what to do? Are you unhappy in your current job, but do not know how to make the necessary change(s)? I am happy to help you achieve the change(s) that you want to make.
Cost of Service
I am currently on the Aetna insurance and BHS EAP panels. If you are interested in working with me and have a different insurance, I am happy to create a superbill for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. I accept the following forms of payment:
- Credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover)
- Health Savings Account (HSA)
- Debit Card