Sexual Abuse Do you find that you are hyper-vigilant, anxious, or not trusting of people? Do you find yourself experiencing flashbacks of the abuse? You find that you have a difficult time going to sleep, because the nightmares that you experience are not worthy of re-experiencing. Do you feel like it is difficult to live your everyday life without somehow being reminded of what happened? If you relate to any of these and are seeking relief from these daily experiences, there are different avenues of therapy available that can help.
Loved Ones Are you a friend, partner, parent, sibling, cousin, or somehow related to someone who has experienced sexual abuse? Do you find that you don't know what to do with this information? Do you feel guilty that you didn't do anything to stop the abuse? Do you feel like you should have seen the signs? Do you feel helpless in supporting your loved one, just do not know what to do to help them? These are all very common feelings that Loved Ones experience. I would love to support your through your journey of learning how to support your loved one.
Anxiety/Stress Are you exhausted from overworking and overbooking yourself? Does the stress of life cause anxiety for you? Does anxiety hold you down and affect your ability to live happily? We often do not take the time that we need for ourselves and it starts to take a toll. You are not alone! Anxiety is something that many people struggle with. Take hold of your anxiety TODAY, so that you can EMBRACE life. Together, we can figure out a plan to help you live a stress-free life!
Trauma/PTSD Have you had an experience that left a lasting impact on you? Did your parents divorce? Have you experienced physical/emotional/sexual abuse? Bullying? Maybe it is one of the things I just mentioned or maybe it is something that you have never shared with someone else before. Trauma can be an experience that is overwhelming and usually leaves lasting effects such as nightmares, fear, shame, etc.
Adolescents Being a teenager is hard. School can be difficult, both socially and academically. School brings the possibility of being bullied, having a difficult time with friends, or just simply belonging. We all want to feel accepted and this does not always feel possible. How are you handling these situations? Have you ever harmed yourself? Is it difficult to express your emotions? We can process any of these possibilities and help you better learn how to deal with these hardships.
Grief/Loss Have you experienced a job loss or grief from losing someone close to you? Loss is hard no matter what the situation, and it is important that you have support. I encourage you not to isolate in the loss, as this can be the easiest thing to do. It may feel like no one understands what you are experiencing, but there is support available for you.