Living your best life
Stress is an inevitable part of life, learning how to effectively manage it can mean the difference between happiness and despair. Whether one is coping with daily stressors or trying to manage a serious mental health concern, changing your outlook can help you gain new insights and promote growth.I believe strongly in the mind, body, soul connection and tend look at mental health from a holistic perspective. Numerous diseases, both physical and mental can be healed, or at the very least managed and improved upon, if we look at them and address them naturally.
If we take a look at the foods/drinks we put in our bodies, our sleep patterns, exercise regimen, stress management skills, and supplements/vitamins we are taking, amongst other things then we are looking at our health holistically. The goal is not to improve just one aspect of our malfunctioning body, but rather to improve all aspects of it. When we make important changes and do the work, we have the ability to heal our whole selves (the mind, being of most interest to me as a mental health professional) and not just treat our symptoms. If we are successful at healing our body and mind both together, we have achieved what I like to call total health or complete wellness.
By teaching therapeutic skills such as: identifying feelings, managing negative emotions, utilizing coping skills, setting appropriate boundaries, appropriately communicating with others, and building self-esteem, we can begin to create balance in our lives. When our lives are balanced there is continuity and clarity, these factors help promote change and growth. These things together with holistic interventions and possibly medications (certain situations warrant pharmaceutical involvement), total health can be achieved. In other words complete health within our minds, our bodies, and our souls.
What I do and how ?
A comprehensive set of services are provided in order to boost confidence, offer support, and help navigate mental health and wellness challenges. Through developing therapeutic skills individuals can reach their goals. A variety of interventions are utilized, affording clients the best opportunity for success. Potential modalities used are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solutions-Focused and Strengths Based Approaches, Attachment Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Existential and Humanistic Theories, Family Systems Therapy, as well as Play Therapy techniques and use of methods from Gottman (marital counseling).
You're invited to browse my services and get in touch with me if you're interested in working together to create positive solutions.