Their internalized sense of shame or inadequacy that society tends to ascribe to those in need of treatment. Related to this is the mistaken notion that being in therapy is a sign of failure, whereas in reality seeking it is the first step in succeeding in achieving happiness and life satisfaction.
I believe, experience, and know that everybody wants to move ahead in their life, in whatever way they define this. We are progressive beings. Life may be seen as a series of challenges and tests, different for every person. We obviously prefer not to experience the difficult ones, but fate hands us what will help us to move ahead if we can meet these challenges. If we cannot do this alone, then that is where working with a competent therapist comes in.
The end goal of successfully completed therapy is for the client to become their own therapist, to have internalized the work done and do it on themselves in a loving manner. There are many signs of progress, some of them being feeling less burdened, more able to deal with their problems, more able to recapture and maintain a calmer mood, feeling happier and more satisfied, among others.
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.
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.
Artists' mental health
There’s been a long history of debating the connection between creativity and mental illness. Research shows mixed results but ultimately, anyone can experience mental health issues in relation to professional burnout or work-related stress.
Spirituality & religion based issues
Spirituality and religion, to a great extent, shape our moral principles, beliefs, and values. They have a role in shaping our behavior and in our relationships. Issues may include questioning one’s faith, loss of faith, struggling to find meaning, and living a life incongruent with one’s belief.
Trauma is the result of experiencing a perceived, extremely distressful event. Although the stress threshold for each person differs, meaning that each person considers and experiences trauma differently, it is an event that tops one’s threshold. It exceeds one’s ability to cope or emotionally process. Symptoms may include shock, anxiety, confusion, hopelessness, feeling disconnected, mood swings, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts.
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.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
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.
It's normal to experience anger at times, but for some, it becomes so frequent, intense, or difficult to control that it negatively affects their life. Anger management is a structured therapeutic approach toward reducing one’s anger to a point where more appropriate coping and/or conflict management skills are used. Beliefs and thoughts leading toward anger outbursts are explored while healthy coping and interpersonal skills are put into practice.
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Young Adults (18-24)
NC, LCSW, 010825
MSW in Casework at Silberman School of Social Work
Whether this is your first time seeing a therapist or not, seeking help can be difficult, and I thank you for viewing my page. I have always been very interested in people, how they think and feel, as well as how they may be helped to feel better. For example, I first read Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams when I was 12 years old. No matter how long you have had to deal with your issues , you and I can collaborate to find approaches that will move towards resolving them. After learning about you at the beginning of treatment, we will work together to determine your goals and frame an initial approach towards achieving them. I feel humbled and honored to be able to work with people who survived difficult life experiences. I have worked in clinics mostly in the NYC area, most recently in western North Carolina, and have treated adolescents to the elderly, with a wide variety of issues. What I bring to the session is an accepting attitude, close listening, great empathy, life experience, and an understanding of the psyche and the complex ways it works. Flexibility is most essential in treatment, and I can change my style and approach to better suit the issues and needs that may arise. In the start of treatment I am very interested in learning about you, the client. While I may be a skilled therapist, you are the expert in your life. I strongly believe in creating a safe, comfortable environment where we can gradually explore, understand, and work through the issues that are holding you back.
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