Helping you through pivotal points in life
In all our lives, there are pivotal points. Points where life changes on a dime and we are forced to forge a new, uncharted path. Maybe that pivotal point for you was an unexpected medical illness or injury or making the decision to get sober. Other times in life, we have a sense that a pivotal point is looming ahead of us. That the status quo of our lives is no longer sustainable or desirable. Maybe that pivotal point is understanding that you’re finally done with living your day-to-day life from a place of fear and anxiety.
These times in life are daunting, for sure. But they are often the beginning of greater joy, purpose, and meaning in life. You just need some help to get there.
I can help you begin to accept the events that led you to this point and, together, we can envision and build a new life, even if there are limitations. I can help you learn the skills needed to move out of fear and anxiety to live from a place of confidence and authenticity.
AboutRaymond Annable, Psy.D
As a psychologist, it’s a privilege to meet people at times in life where everything has changed or life as you know it has become too painful to stay the same. These pivotal points can be intensely scary and overwhelming. One thing you don’t have to feel is alone. It can make all the difference to have someone by your side to guide you through these changes and help you envision what’s next in life.
You’ll find in our sessions that I am often active and direct while also allowing for there to be space to sit with and experience what you are going through.
For the past 8 years, I have worked in a rehabilitation hospital, helping people who have dealt with major medical illness, injury, and traumas. Working in physical rehabilitation has allowed me to gain extensive knowledge in medical illnesses/injuries, procedures, and treatments as well as a deep understanding of the emotional challenges that both individuals and families face.
I also have a passion for working with people who are beginning to question their relationship with substances, are in the early stages of recovery, or are focusing on how to meet the challenges of life without numbing out, checking out and avoidance with substances. Confronting and learning to work with the anxiety, depression, and trauma that often underlie substance use takes incredible courage. It makes all the difference to have someone alongside you that not only understands but also can help you learn the tangible tools you need to continue choosing recovery.
Outside of the office, you’ll find me hiking with my family, running, and biking. Being outside and doing endurance activities is my favorite way to feel present and connected to myself and the world.