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Psychotherapy Services

Adult Populations

Stress in life is inevitable.  Sometimes these stressors overwhelm an individual’s capacity to cope, adapt and function in their optimal fashion.  Chronic stress can breed symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic, fatigue and anger.  Stress may develop as a result of life transitions and change.  I specialize in helping young adults, middle age and the aged deal with transitions that can be challenging and stressful, often accompanied by anxiety, fear, poor self-esteem, grief, identity issues, confusion and  hopelessness.

Depression

Most people in their lives will experience periods of sadness.  For some these feelings become more chronic or debilitating.  Depression when untreated has the capacity to keep us stuck in the past with feelings of resentment, regret, shame, and guilt.  Depression can undermine our capacity to live life to its fullest.

Anxiety

Anxiety generally is the preoccupation about the future.  There is the tendency to dwell on repetitive thoughts and anticipation about what could happen in the future.  When anxiety is untreated, it can take over, we become consumed with fears and concerns that can significantly restrict our lives.  Anxiety can have a major impact that prevents us from enjoying the here and now.

Relational Conflicts

If you are having a problem with relationships therapy can help.  Psychotherapy can help with understanding how one might contribute or sabotage intimate or significant relationships.  Often there are negative patterns created in childhood that get carried with us unconsciously into adulthood.

Self-Esteem Issues

How do you see yourself?

What does self-esteem mean?  Self-esteem is how one feels about themselves.  It’s one’s thoughts, belielfs, and opinions about who they are.  When you have a low self-esteem, your core beliefs about yourself tend to be mostly negative.  Your thoughts tend to be self-critical, self-blaming, and self-doubting.

Bereavement/Grief

The death of a loved one is the most common way we think of loss and grief, however, there are many other significant losses such as illness/injury, loss of a job, a beloved pet, divorce/separation, aging, empty nest or moving that can cause us significant grief.  Regardless of what you have lost, the grieving process is much the same.  The more significant the loss, the longer the process may take.  Click here to view symptoms of grief.

Trauma/Abuse

Traumatic events are often unpredictable, dangerous, life threatening and emotionally and physically overwhelming.  Trauma often leaves you feeling powerless, confused, detached, unsafe and alone.  It is common for survivors of trauma to feel shame, guilt, anger and depression.  You may often feel like it is your fault.  You may be left feeling weak because of the difficulty moving past the traumatizing event.

Forensic Assessments

Are utilized for a variety of purposes in family, civil, criminal and clinical matters.  Evaluations may be to ascertain a clinical diagnosis, competency to stand trial, bail hearings, sentencing, and the establishment of impaired judgment or diminished capacity.  In civil matters, findings assist in custody determinations, allegations of sexual abuse/assault, and in the establishment of trauma or other psychic injury.

Personality/Cognitive Diagnostic Assessments

The purpose of an assessment is to evaluate an individual’s strengths and weaknesses in different areas of functioning.  Medical assessments rely upon the usage of X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs.  These provide an internal image of how the brain looks.  A psychological assessment can tell you how the brain works.

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