Do you need a perspective that is based on solid, evidence-based methods, as well as the compassion, empathy and understanding of someone who has ‘been there’ and has real world experience?
I’m here to help you with the finer points of being an adult when life is throwing the worst possible things at you – family strife, mental and physical illness, relationship issues, employment challenges, and yes, covid.
Your parents and teachers could not have prepared you for everything you are juggling. It wasn’t in the parenting books nor was it part of the school curriculum. They may have done the best they could, but we still reach adulthood woefully unprepared for what is yet to come. Add things like covid and all bets are off.
Perhaps you’re in that middling young adulthood (25-30?), learning to truly ‘adult’ independently. Or maybe you’re at the other end of the spectrum, doing the hard work of trying to maintain a life of meaning while you age less ‘gracefully’ than you’d hoped.
The challenges are unending, but you can make changes and develop skills that will result in a fuller, more meaningful and fun life. Read on…
We all arrive into adulthood with emotional ‘baggage’. Of course, I mean this metaphorically but, if for a moment you’ll indulge me and imagine your baggage as a physical thing, how do you see it? Is it a beautiful set of Louis Vuitton, fresh off the shelf from Nordstrom? Or is it a beat up set from a discount or thrift store, full of junk that is long past its ‘best if used by’ date or maybe never worth adding to your collection?
You may be dealing with issues that don’t fall into these categories – things like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, crippling anxiety (social anxiety included), or hoarding disorder. These issues may have been triggered by a trauma or simply popped up one day and now you have no idea how to deal with the constant need to seek out reassurance that everything will be fine, or stop doing things in an effort to feel better. There is a treatment that is highly successful for these issues (Exposure and Response Prevention, or ERP), and I can help you with the next steps.
All of my sessions are done online. No need to figure out drive time or directions. Scheduling can be done via my Secure Online Scheduler. Let’s make this process as easy as possible so you can save your emotional energy to do the work of therapy and then get on with your life. Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or click the button below to use my Secure Online Scheduler to set up an appointment now.