Anxiety and Depression
Do you find you have excessive worry and your thoughts are focused on fears of what might happen in the future or what has happened in the past? Is it hard to go to school or work because you are worried about what others might think or say about you? Is it hard to "turn your brain off" and have racing thoughts and struggle concentrating? These can be symptoms of anxiety.
Have you lost interest or pleasure in most activities you'd previously enjoyed, feel sad or empty most of the day for weeks, and feel excessive fatige or loss of energy most days? Maybe you're feeling worthless, have excessive or inappropriate guilt, or have recurrent thoughts of death or suicide? You may have depression.
Let me help you work through these feelings and emotions by challenging the cognitive distortions and faulty belief system, improve self esteem, and change the neurological processes to improve your quality of life and return to full activity and enjoyment.
Trauma, Fears, Phobias
Everyone experiences trauma in some way. Accelerated Resolution (ART) is a form of psychotherapy with roots in existing evidence-based therapies and is shown to achieve benefits rapidly, often within 1-5 sessions. Clients suffering from trauma and mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, PTSD, phobias, obsessions, addictions, accidents, victimization, performance anxiety, relationship problems, and other issues may benefit from ART. The client is always in control through the entire ART session, with the therapist guiding the process. The therapy rapidly moves clients beyond the place where they feel stuck in these experiences toward growth and positive changes. The process is very straightforward, using eye movements and a technique called Voluntary Memory/Image Replacement to change the way in which the negative images are stored in the brain. The end result is that traumas and difficult life experiences no longer trigger strong emotions or physical reactions. Importantly, clients do not have to talk in depth about their traumas or difficult life experiences with the therapist to achieve recovery.
Have you and your partner or spouse gotten to the point where you seem to fight about everything? Perhaps those little quirks you found endearing have now become huge irritations. It seems that you see each other as an enemy instead of that person you fell in love with. Maybe there has been infidelity within the relationship and you are feeling more pain than you ever thought possible. How can you ever trust again? Pornography addiction has infiltrated and poisoned too many lives and marriages.
Lets meet together and learn where and how the break-down began and work to repair the betrayal trauma. I will teach you skills to look at the deeper unmet attachment needs or faulty belief systems that may have contributed to these behaviors. Communication problems are just symptoms of deeper issues. A healthy partnership has a balance of independence and inter-dependence. One of the keys to having a great marriage and better relationship is to understand and embrace your differences.
Hypnotherapy and Lifespan Integration
Hypnosis is simply described as an altered state of awareness. The mind naturally goes in and out of trance throughout a regular day. During hypnosis, the subconscious mind is at a heightened state of awareness and able to take in the positive work and suggestions we do in therapy. You can be assured to know that during hypnosis, you will be in full control of yourself and your mind. Since you are in full control, you will allow yourself to go as deep into trance as you feel comfortable for the work that we do. Hypnotherapy is an effective treatment modality to improve emotional issues and reduce or eliminate addictive behaviors.
Lifespan Integration is a relatively new therapy developed by Peggy Pace who describes that it "integrates neural structures and firing patterns throughout the body-mind and across the lifespan." This is a type of narrative therapy that is effective to clear trauma, heal attachment wounds, and improve mood regulation because changes happen at the neurological level.