Anxiety is one of the most common mental health concerns in the US, and one of the most treatable. My goal is to help you gain the knowledge and skills necessary to increase both your confidence and your ability to manage it effectively next time it shows up.
childhood emotional neglect (CEN)
Childhood emotional neglect (CEN) pertains to emotional needs that were not met during childhood, and is one of the most common forms of neglect (yes, it can happen in even the most loving of homes!). However, because of its invisible nature, it often goes undetected. Nonetheless, it can negatively impact our efforts to lead authentic lives by limiting our ability to: name our emotions, make decisions, cope with stress/emotions, feel confident, and connect with others in meaningful ways. (Please click here for more information on CEN and CEN treatment).
We are creatures of habit, yet we live in a world where change is the only constant. Therefore, it only makes sense that change, even positive change, can be difficult and stressful. Talking about whatever transitions you are going through can help you navigate the inherent uncertainties and challenges that all change brings.
Parenting is not only one of the most difficult endeavors in life, it can also be one of the most isolating ones. Gone is our ‘village’ that used to protect us from the natural stressors (and there are many!) of parenting. With all the conflicting information on how to parent the ‘right’ way, and the paralyzing amount of judgment out there, it can be difficult to know where to go for help and information. Therapy can be a great way to receive both without the judgment.
Most people do not even realize they are stressed because common stress symptoms (i.e. chest pain, muscle tension, headaches, high blood pressure, digestive problems) are seen as symptoms of a physical rather than a mental health concern. In fact, according to the American Institute of Stress, 3 out of 4 doctor's visits are for stress-related concerns. Therefore, treatment requires addressing both the physical and emotional aspects of your life to help reduce and manage stress
Trauma effects 1 in 5 people so there is a good chance that trauma is somehow impacting you, a family member, or your significant other. Trauma-focused therapy helps increase your own understanding and ability to cope with trauma symptoms individually and relationally. Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of therapy that can be highly effective in treating trauma for many people. (Please see EMDR Therapy page for more information).