What to work on

Issues commonly addressed in therapy


“The willingness to face traumas – be they large, small, primitive or fresh – is the key to healing from them. They may never disappear in the way we think they should, but maybe they don’t need to. Trauma is an ineradicable aspect of life. We are human as a result of it, not in spite of it.”
Mark Epstein

Trauma can take many forms. Culturally, we hear the word trauma and assume there was some sort of life-threatening experience that the person endured. Although this form trauma can be immensely influential, trauma also take the form of chronic stress, emotionally anxious or avoidant parents throughout childhood, prolonged substance abuse, and the loss of a loved one. Therapy can help you reframe and work through these traumas and improve your quality of life.

To learn more about trauma on the human psyche, click here

Anxiety and avoidance in relationships

When we are suffering mentally, our relationships are usually the first things that take the hit. Early childhood traumas and relationships are formative in how we navigate relationship in our adult life.

Through a form of therapy called transactional analysis, I want to help you understand how to communicate more effectively and practice presence with those around you. Anxiety no longer has to stifle the way you interact with others!

Low self-worth

So many of us suffer from these components of being human. Anxiety, depressive symptoms, and hopelessness can be hard to navigate, even if you’re informed on the disorders.

Here are some common symptoms of depression:

  • hopelessness
  • low energy and low motivation
  • decreased self esteem
  • Inappropriate shame
  • increased and/or decreased sleep
  • suicidal ideation

Here are some common symptoms of anxiety:

  • muscular tension
  • perfectionism
  • self-critical
  • black or white thinking
  • lack of sleep/poor sleep
  • “dazing off”
  • forgetfulness

When we are depressed or anxious, it can be hard to distinguish whether or not it inhibits our ability to function because many of us are highly functioning despite having these disorders. Therapy can help you identify the extent to which these symptoms are inhibiting you and teach you ways to manage them.