What is therapy?

People often wonder what therapy is like and/or how to access it. I tell each of my clients that therapy can be many things. It can be used as a time and space to talk about daily stressors, problem solving, and decision making. It can be a place where we talk and feel through traumas from your past. Therapy is useful for people who would like to talk to someone who is clinically trained and really interested in helping. 

Depression and anxiety…

Depression/Low Mood: There are times when we may feel down and can’t figure out why or there could be big emotions that become overwhelming to deal with. Depression and low moods can affect anyone at anytime. Losing interest in activities that you once enjoyed, excessive crying, mood swings, wanting to isolate from others, body aches, disruption in digestion, outbursts, fatigue among other behaviors can be issues that come up when we are feeling dysregulated. There are a lot of different evidenced based techniques that can be used to treat depression, all of which can be tailored for the individual. 

Anxiety: This can be nervous feelings, jitters, tingling feelings, procrastination, avoidance, panic attacks, extreme discomfort, rapid breathing, having trouble controlling worry, etc. Grounding and mindfulness exercises can be very helpful in containing these feelings along with evidenced based therapy models. 

adhd and multicultural challenges

ADHD/Other Attention Issues: In today’s world we are constantly busy and multitasking however for some this can be a struggle. Attention issues can include impulsivity, lack of attention, frequently losing items, disorganized, being fidgety, etc. In therapy there are many tips and tricks that you can learn along with really understanding how your mind is unique and how to work with your uniqueness so that you can successful and productive.  

Multicultural Challenges: Navigating this world as person of color can be very challenging. In the safety of my office I can help you with exploring your identity as a POC as well as provide support through tough experiences all the along celebrating you as an individual. The focus could be on interracial families and couples who are looking for understanding and consideration or maybe understanding what it means to be a POC  (for you) in your community, workplace, or school.