Bet you didn't know that Anxiety is the most common reason people go to see a Therapist! Anxiety, at times is intolerable and can stop a person in their tracks. I use: Thought Modification, Coping Skills, and Exposure Exercises. These are part of the "cognitive" approach to help you rationalize, reduce symptoms, and achieve longer term results.
Depression can make it difficult to enjoy life and engage in activities you once loved. Depression impacts nearly 5% of adults. Depression often includes low energy, low mood, tearfulness, sleeping too little or too much, changes in eating patterns, and irritability. It can often impact your occupation, relationships, and self-esteem. With regular care depression symptoms often improve dramatically.
People in many occupations experience trauma. For example: Nurses, Doctors, Veterinarians, Teachers, Lawyers, Paramedics, Fire Fighters, Police, and many others. I can help you recognize when your fight / flight systems are activated and interfering with your ability to respond effectively in your work. Together we will work to reduce the symptoms so that you can continue to advance in your career.
I can help you overcome substance abuse and other addictive behaviors. I use Motivational Interviewing, which is the gold standard for addiction treatment. With Motivational Interviewing, I help you verbalize your desires & needs for sobriety as well as setting and achieving your personal goals. Addiction problems are far reaching and can have a huge impact on family members (children, spouses, parents, etc.) as well as your occupation.
Career problems may be the result of the economy or they may go hand in hand with mental illness. In either case, I am prepared to help you clarify your goals & objectives. I also have lots of trics for researching your next move, writing your resume, and preparing for your next interviw.