LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER
Does this sound familiar?
You've been seen as the responsible and reliable one, the caretaker. You've been working hard to establish yourself and find that the harder you work the farther away you've gotten from what matters to you. Or you are kept up at night by thoughts of "did I do enough", "what will tomorrow bring" or "did I do everything perfectly".
Imagine Becca, she's a young tech professional and getting started in her career. She perpetually feels she needs to put her nose to the grindstone. She feels extroverted at work and introverted at home because she needs time to be alone. But she's lonely because she see's herself as not being connected to others. She feels unhappy and questions herself..."I shouldn't feel this way, things are good".
Or imagine Nick. They spend long hours working in order to avoid down time. Their partner has asked them to slow down and go on vacation, but Nick can't seem to make a plan to stop. They're afraid to stop. And they can't shut off the faint nagging voice in their head that is on repeat "you need to work more, there is no space for being bored" and "what's this all for anyway?"
If you are experiencing feelings of being lost, confused, or discouraged, therapy can help you recognize and change ineffective patterns, and move towards feeling closer to others while also honoring your own personal limits and values. As a therapist, I utilize effective, evidence-based methods to instill self-understanding among clients. It is important to note that therapy is a process that requires participation and investment from both the client and therapist. However, making small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with difficult emotions can lead to life-altering results.
As a trained therapist in EMDR, DBT, and ACT, I offer treatment for a variety of concerns, including:
Depression and sadness
Anxiety and feeling overwhelmed
Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
Relationship concerns and communication skills
Emerging adult life transitions