"I’ll help you learn to feel safe, advocate for yourself, and work with your symptoms so that they no longer impact your life negatively"
As psychologist Eleanor Longden states, “The important question in psychiatry shouldn’t be “What’s wrong with you,” but rather, “What’s happened to you.” The stigma of mental health, amongst other obstacles, can make it difficult to reach out for support, and I commend you for taking the first step.
I have experience working with individuals who present with symptoms of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, and PTSD. Often, people have underlying traumas that have shaped the way they see themselves, others, and the world around them that further impacts their diagnosis and their functioning. Mental health symptoms often have an effect on our physical body and it is often helpful to identify the mind-body connection you're experiencing.
Together, we will identify an approach that works best for you using a combination of Evidence Based Practice tools and creativity. We might draw out our ideas, create diagrams of our thoughts, observe your family tree for patterns, act out different scenarios, process current and past problems, or practice different coping tools.
Together, we will work towards your goals so that you are living your best life.