Change is our daily experience. We have to work to handle the constant adjustments. It can feel like and is a form of trauma. Change is double sided. It has moments of loss and pain but also chance for growth and joy. Therapy is about acknowledging the grief and celebrating the gains.
Its a relationship. It will require work. But its about creating a conversation around the bad as well as the good. Therapy is truly about me holding space for you to share, express emotions, process things, and react however you need to.
I am a very compassionate and curious person. I am also blunt. I use these skills to help people feel comfortable talking and sharing who they are authentically. I also use it to push into the hard spaces and explore different perspectives.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
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.
Children that experience parents and/or guardians that are avoidant, ambivalent, or resistant from an early age, may develop attachment issues. This can manifest as difficulty forming or maintaining friendships, romantic relationships and empathetic bonds throughout life, as well as other issues.
Source of communication challenges in circumstances and relationships that can have a negative impact on mental health. Misunderstandings and misinterpretations often lead to arguments in personal, platonic, or professional relationships.
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.
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.
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.
Workplace issues are a common source of stress and can include interpersonal conflict, communication problems, gossip, harassment, discrimination, low motivation and job satisfaction, performance issues, and poor job fit.
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.
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)
Strength Based Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Internal Family Systems Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Sexual Assault Counselor Certification
PA, LCSW, CW020343
Masters of Social Work University of Pittsburgh
Masters of Public and International Affairs University of Pittsburgh
Experience I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in the field. My focus is helping individuals recognize and heal from trauma. My experience includes work in homeless shelters and housing programs, victims services, drug and alcohol, as well as outpatient mental health. Education and Credentials Bachelors of Social Work - Eastern University Master of Social Work - University of Pittsburgh Masters of Public and International Affairs - University of Pittsburgh Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Certified Sexual Assault Advocate and Counselor
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