Anger can feel like one of the most isolating emotions we have. Sometimes anger is explosive, passive aggressive or targeted inwards. And if we allow it, it can even come to define who we are with others and to ourselves. I specialize in working with anger because I believe it is one of the least understood and shamed emotions we have. My goal in working with you is to develop a mindfulness around your anger through physical awareness, expression of it, and eventually how to compassionately respond and understand the angry part that is attempting to get your attention in a difficult situation/moment in a very big way. Essentially begin to control and release the anger that has built up over time.
If this is something you have struggled with a long time, or recently—please contact me today. I would love to work with you!
“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.”
One of my HSP clients once said that being highly-sensitive was like being a "lighthouse". The purpose of the lighthouse is to shine brightly for ships so that they avoid dangerous cliffs and stay on their safe path through the night. Highly-sensitive sometimes feels like being the empathetic friend everyone goes to. The shiny, warm person that supports everyone around them. That understanding and deep emotional empathy can be a burden and a blessing. HSPs cannot help but stand out in a crowd because of their emotional intuition, sensitivity to others and environments.
If this is something that resonates with you, therapy can help you understand and fully embrace this trait as well as manage it when emotional depletion occurs because shining all the time-takes a toll. It is vital that HSPs nurture and care for themselves, and therapy can be one of those steps.
Connect with me today if you are ready to show up and shine for yourself and get a better understanding of how being sensitive is a strength rather than a weakness.
Kids & Teens
For the parents interested in child therapy. Working with children in a therapeutic setting is different than adults, it requires play-therapy and external processing outside of the verbal. Play-therapy helps a child’s understanding of the world and the challenges in it. My expectation as a therapist that specializes in difficult kids is that if your child works hard in therapy, you will too. The parents I work with get the tools to better support their children with a required monthly session and sometimes interactions during the child’s sessions. If you are wanting positive change and ways to support your child, contact me today for a consult and let’s see if I’d be a good fit for your family.
For the parents interested in therapy for their teen. Teens are incredible and a lot at times, yet that’s what makes them so uniquely amazing to work with. Being a teen today can mean pressure and expectations from school, social media, friends, or sometimes family. The teens I work with struggle with anxiety, anger, or depression. Change is hard and transitioning from a child to a young adult can be a challenging leap to take alone. Connect with me today to find out more!
"We must not wish for the disappearance of our troubles but for the grace to transform them."
Depression can be difficult to talk about and sometimes even harder to acknowledge to oneself when it is happening. Yet talking about it can be the key to healing. Depression presents itself in more ways than just sadness. It can be anger, irritability, feeling negative or worthless, unable to attend work or school, feeling more sensitive or numb, trouble concentrating/thinking, and feeling tired.
In working with depression, I recognize the struggle in my clients to open up. Depression already makes them feel so raw, so vulnerable that processing it can be hard. I work with clients through the lens of strength based psychotherapy, mindfulness and compassion, providing education about what they are experiencing, as well as tools that feel do-able and easy to begin implementing.
Get the help. Trust me, it is worth it. Staying stuck in the depression is exactly what the emotion wants. All it takes is 20 seconds of courage to email, text, or call me. I'd love to help!