The process is collaborative based on what is causing distress. The goals are created to reduce psychological distress,
In the first session, I try to provide a warm environment so we can talk about what has brought a person into therapy. I try to provide support and then focus on how we might move forward. I like to do some goal setting, and it is very important to me that the person feels comfortable.
My approach to therapy is to meet somewhere where they are. I am very big on self determination so I try to cater my interventions according to each person's unique needs.
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.
Caregiver stress & support
Caring for a friend or family member (paid or unpaid) includes emotional support, housework, help with finances, medication management, and shopping. Can be stressful, making caregivers more vulnerable to things like anxiety, isolation, and fatigue.
Distress stems from a subjective perception of something being unwanted, undesirable, or detrimental to your wellbeing. Excessive stress significantly impairs mental and physical health and is associated with many diseases and conditions.
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.
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.
Characterized by alternating symptoms of depression and mania. During more extreme episodes, depression may lead to the point of suicidal ideation and attempts while extreme bouts of mania are marked by impulsive behavior, lack of sleep, elevated esteem, and even psychosis.
Involves a person sacrificing their needs to meet the needs of others. Their thoughts and actions center on a significant other, spouse, friend, or relative. Becomes an issue when relationships are unbalanced and unhealthy.
College & graduate student issues
Issues arising from being in a new environment or away from home for the first time. College-aged kids have the highest rates of mental illness, suffering things like stress, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, and substance abuse.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
FL, LCSW, SW16799
MSW, Union University
I have worked in a Crisis Stabilization Unit where I encountered people from all walks of life who were experiencing difficulty because of family, job, and housing problems. It taught me not to judge and that we are all equal. It made me want to be a therapist so I could meet people where they are and work together on solving problems. I spent almost five years with the geriatric population using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to alleviate the stresses of health and aging. I am now working with families of adults with developmental disabilities with looking for strengths and with caregiver burden.
Hwy 54, Trinity, 34655, FL