Anxiety is exhausting. It can make it hard to sleep at night, hard to take a really deep breath, and hard to quiet the racing thoughts in your mind. Anxiety has a way of shrinking your life-the more you avoid situations and people to feel better in the short term, the more isolated you become. You may also have developed habits to manage your anxiety that have become problematic. There’s no doubt, anxiety makes it impossible to live the life you want to live.
How can I help?
We can work together to better understand your anxiety-the way it makes you think, feel, and act. I can help you learn new ways of handling your worries so you can finally escape the never-ending loop of fear. Let’s work together so you can stop living your life from a place of fear and instead from a place of ease, confidence, and control.
Substance Use Disorders
Getting and staying sober can be the challenge of a lifetime.
Maybe you are in the early stages of wondering whether you have a problem with drugs or alcohol. Maybe you’ve even played around with cutting back or stopping for a little while and wonder if you can keep it under control. It can be terrifying to consider a life without substances. You might worry, “Will people still think I am fun to be around? Will I be able to have asocial life? How will I deal with my anxiety, depression, or trauma without drugs or alcohol?
You might have already completed treatment and are now faced with rebuilding your life. Choosing recovery can be quite an overwhelming step.
Or maybe you’ve been in recovery for some time and would like support to continue maintaining your recovery and all that goes with it.
Wherever you are in your relationship with drugs and alcohol, I can help.
How can I help?
Together we will talk about how to accept and navigate the many emotions and challenges that come at all stages in the recovery process. We’ll identify what’s truly important to you as you move from a life that reflects negative consequences of using to a meaningful and purposeful one.
Major Medical Illness / Injury
A major illness or an injury can completely change the course of your life – whether the illness or injury happened to you or
someone you love.
If you recently had a stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or other major medical conditions, you are likely struggling to accept the loss of the life you previously had and figure out how to move forward with new physical or mental changes. Along with these intense challenges, you may also be dealing with the trauma of the event that caused your illness or injury or the medical procedures you had to have. You may also be worried that you will be a burden to those you love or struggle with feeling that no one really gets what you are going through.
If someone you love experienced an illness/injury, you may have been in crisis mode and not had a chance to fully process the emotions, loss, and fear that have come with your loved one’s illness/injury and how your life, too, has changed. If there has been some time since the initial accident/injury/illness, you still may find that you struggle with the changes that have occurred in both of your lives.
How can I help?
I’ve spent nearly a decade working in inpatient physical rehabilitation hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. I have worked with countless people who have faced these same challenges. I can help you understand and work through the emotions like grief, anger, anxiety, and depression that often come with life after a major medical illness or injury. Through our work together, you can come to a place where you can accept the changes you or your loved one now face while also having hope that life can still bring joy, purpose, and meaning.
Walk and Talk Therapy
In addition to offering sessions online and in the office, I also offer sessions walking together outdoors. The specific location can be determined between the two of us. For many people, having sessions while walking outside can help therapy to feel more relaxed and comfortable. Please get in touch to talk more about how therapy can be tailored to your needs and help you have the best experience possible.