Individual psychotherapy [talk therapy] involves regularly scheduled talks between you and a Mental Health Professional. The sessions may focus on current or past problems, experiences, thoughts, feelings, or relationships.
Trauma can be defined as deeply distressing or disturbing experiences. The events that could be considered traumatic are wide-ranging and could include anything from distress from a divorce, accidents, and bereavement to extreme experiences of war, sexual assault, domestic violence, and childhood physical/emotional/sexual abuse.
A Psychosocial Evaluation is a comprehensive assessment including an evaluation of needs and risk. The assessment of needs is designed to identify those personal-psychological and environmental (social) factors that might explain distress or difficulties in functioning.
An Emotional Support Animal (ESA) is any animal that alleviates symptoms of a mental or emotional condition. Any individual diagnosed with an emotional or psychological condition as defined in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual Fifth Edition (DSM-5) may qualify and benefit from an Emotional Support Animal.
I believe therapy is a collaborative effort that is about exploring what works for you and not adhering to a one-size-fits-all approach. As such, this exploration may include the use of treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Person-Centered Approach, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
A P.U.R.E. lifestyle is one filled with Purpose and Understanding while living Responsibly and full of Enjoyment. My belief is that everyone has the power of healing within themselves. That is why I set out on this journey to collaborate with individuals to empower them to overcome personal obstacles, process complex emotions and develop a plan to reach desired changes and growth.
You have a choice to either continue on a path of self-doubt, fear, anxiety, depression, anger, and regret OR try something different. It's not an easy decision to seek out a therapist but it is one of the most rewarding decisions you can make. Therapy is not a quick fix and requires your active participation. I understand that therapy is both a financial and time commitment but my hope is to make it a commitment you look forward to. I look forward to working with you!
You can't pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.