The stigma of having a mental health challenge and lack of support are major barriers to people seeking care. Thankfully there are more resources available to help abate many misconceptions about mental health treatment.
I have noticed an uptick in clients that are struggling to overcome depression and anxiety as a result of financial pressures, familial matters, medical issues, pressure to perform. relationship stress, job stress, grief & loss, etc. Because I am a realist, I am able to maintain a non-critical approach towards helping clients identify triggers, honestly communicate their feelings, and learn healthy ways of coping to achieve a level of alleviation.
Transparency in the treatment process is pivotal in establishing and maintaining rapport with clients.
Adolescent mental health
Adolescent mental health focuses on adolescent-specific experiences including physical and cognitive development, social and environmental factors, sex, sexual identification and orientation, emotional processing, and substance use. Given the influence that parents/guardians have on adolescents, home life is a particularly important consideration.
Creative blocks & writer's block
Inability to access inspiration or internal source of creativity. Not a diagnosable condition but connected to mental health disorders like anxiety. Experienced most often by writers, musicians, performers, and other artists.
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.
Behavioral disorders involve a pattern of disruptive behaviors that cause problems in school, at home, and in social situations. Can include hyperactivity, impulsivity, defiant behavior, chronic patterns of aggression, defiance, disruption, and/or hostility.
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.
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.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
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.
Social anxiety or social phobia is fear of social situations or a fear of interacting with people other than close friends and family. Social anxiety can be persistent, intense, and debilitating, greatly affecting daily life.
All Savers Insurance
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
Nippon Life Insurance Company of America
Oxford Health Plans
United Medical Resources
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Family Systems Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
FL, LCSW, SW18273
GA, LCSW, CSW005690
TX, LCSW, 105036
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MSSW, Social Work, University of Georgia Graduate School
BSSW, Social Work, University of Alabama at Birmingham
I began my social work career working in the field of family and child services. Since that time, I have provided individual, family, group, and couple counseling for community-based agencies.
Remote Therapy, Atlanta, 30318, GA