“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Don Juan Journey to Xtlan
I work with young adults, adults, couples and groups. All populations are welcome, including all races, sexual orientations (LGBT), elderly or disabled individuals.
Some concerns most often brought to therapy:
- Abuse: adult survivors of emotional, physical and/or sexual childhood abuse. Typical symptoms include fear, anxiety, low self esteem and PTSD.
- Addiction: occurs when a substance or object has control over an individual who feels powerless to resist and when this becomes ongoing and progressive.
- Anxiety: social phobias, panic disorder, panic attacks, situational (e.g. fear of flying) or generalized.
- Chronic illness/ ongoing health issues: finding meaning and coping mechanisms in the face of these significant life challenges.
- Depression: feelings ranging from sadness and emptiness to an overwhelming experience of despair, helplessness and hopelessness.
- Eating disorders: food is connected to our earliest experiences of nurturing and as a result many deep issues are played out in our relationship to food. A history of emotional, sexual and/or physical abuse can also provoke disordered eating. *
- Grief and loss: grieving, heartbreak, in response to losses such as separation, divorce, death of a loved one (person or animal), or dealing with life-altering transitions (e.g. relocation, loss of a job).
- Loneliness: a sense of isolation, difficulty finding and/or maintaining friendships or relationships.
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): an anxiety disorder characterized by repetitive unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or behaviors and rituals (compulsions).
- PTSD: post traumatic stress may result from early childhood experiences of abuse and trauma or more recent events, such as an accident, rape or war. These traumas leave a person with overwhelming feelings of helplessness and terror that can be triggered at any given moment.
- Relationship: couples, pre-marital and marital issues, separation, divorce.
- Stress: triggered by everyday living with its pressures, expectations and demands, as well as major crises such as illness, divorce, being fired from a job.
All issues are welcome!
* severe anorexic clients must also be in treatment with a medical doctor