The way you have been living your life just isn't working for you anymore. You have toyed with the idea of seeing a therapist or counselor, but you just aren't sure what to expect or how it would work. We all come from different backgrounds and experiences and most certainly, when it comes to therapy, one treatment modality doesn't work for all. What's that mean? That means that each client's unique background, experiences, goals and hopes for the future are carefully considered and discussed with the therapist so that the therapist and the client can work together to establish treatment goals. Being engaged in your treatment will help you reach your goals more quickly, and in a manner that will provide you with lasting results, and/or tools and skills that will assist you for the rest of your life.
MAJOR LIFE TRUAMA/PTSD
Have you experienced a major trauma? The sudden death of a loved one, survived a terrorist attack, witnessed or experienced things that most of your peers, friend or colleagues have not? These experiences can take root in our daily lives and impact the way we are living- from hyper-vigilance, to strained relationships and excessive worry- trauma can get in the way. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), we can deconstruct the trauma and get rid of the emotional and physiological effects it is having in your life. Treatment is typically short term, and it is dramatically effective.
GRIEF AND LOSS
Grieving the loss of a loved one is very challenging. Grief is confusing. There is no template, there is no ‘normal’ and there is no right or wrong way to experience it. Each person, adult or child, will experience their own unique grief reaction. Working with a therapist can assist you in processing these feelings- and help you understand your grief responses.
OTHER TYPES OF LOSSES
Loss is not only experienced by death. There are many different types of loss. Other types of loss may include: divorce, deployment, loss of a friend or pet, serious illness of a loved one or self, leaving home, change of job, relocating, graduation, loss of a physical ability, and loss of financial security are a few other types of losses. I work with adults and children on these types of loss issues as well.
GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR TEENS
Once a month there is a support group for teens who have lost a parent. This group is a small group, comprised of no more than 8 teens who have experienced a maternal, or paternal loss. The loss may be recent, or several years ago. These teens come together in a warm, safe and nurturing environment. Each session follows a curriculum and provides psycho-education, as well as opportunities to share, and provide and receive support from peers.
*Please contact me for further information on the next group offerings.
Online therapy, tele-health, is a suitable option for individuals who may have a difficult time accessing therapy otherwise, or who may simply prefer the comfort and convenience of an online therapy platform. I offer confidential, on-line psychotherapy for adult residents of Virginia via secure video conferencing platform.