A first session is typically the initial assessment. It is primarily focused on gathering as much information about the client as possible. After the first session the real therapy part begins.
That therapy is hard work! It takes time and a lot of practice. Therapy is basically trying to determine what is affecting the client and how we can change or adjust their responses to get a better outcome. I takes a lot of time to change a habit. But if you work at it, work with me we will get through the hard work and a better you!
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Regular involvement with a substance or activity in a compulsive, hard to control way that often has harmful consequences. Often refers to substance use, but can include compulsive behaviors such as sex, gambling, or shopping.
Mood disorder is a broad term used to include the different types of depressive and bipolar disorders, all of which affect mood. With a mood disorder, your moods may range from extremely low to extremely high or irritable.
Coping skills are tools and techniques one can learn, practice, and use to handle difficult emotions, decrease stress, and establish or maintain a sense of internal order.
Designed to help people choose, change, or leave a career at any stage of life. Careers are often wrapped up in people’s perceived identity, therefore, any change can cause anxiety and/or depression.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) causes a hard time focusing attention and controlling restless or impulsive behavior. People with ADHD might have emotional outbursts, be forgetful, and/or find it difficult to stay organized.
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Abuse includes any significant mistreatment along the lines of psychical, emotional, sexual, verbal, and neglect. Survivors of abuse may experience negative thoughts and feelings, flashbacks, distrust of others, social withdrawal, self-harm, and increased likelihood of developing mental health and substance abuse issues.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Year of training on many levels. CPR, CPI, First Aid, PTSD, Eating disorders, Substance abuse.
IL, LPC, 178013412
Masters in Clinical Psychology
Bachelors in Psychology
I began working in 2016 and have almost 5 full years of experience helping others. I have worked in many setting including inpatient, outpatient, residential, and private practice. I have seen many different populations and ages and am open to working with nay client and their needs. I have my Masters in Clinical Psychology and an active licensure in counseling.
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