Addiction is not limited to substance abuse. Addictive behavior is any behavior that we are likely to repeat because it has been followed by a reward experience - compulsive shopping, gambling, pornography, sex, compulsions around eating, etc. Some cues that you may be experiencing addictive thinking and behavior: unsuccessful pacts with yourself to quit, doing more of a behavior than is intended, cue-triggered responses, loss of control, and affect on your daily functioning.
Trauma is rooted in a deeply distressing event or experience that can cause distressing memories, flashbacks, re-living experiences, avoidance, and hyper vigilance in a person’s day-to-day life. Living with trauma can be extremely uncomfortable. Beginning the journey of working through trauma with a professional can ease some of these distressing symptoms and help you to return to your highest functioning self.
Ladies! When I say women's issues, I mean any and all issues that women face that could potentially affect our mental health. This includes stereotyping, gender roles, issues in the work place, motherhood, intimacy and sex, trauma, intimate partner violence, etc.
~ Crazy or Hysterical ~ used to denote mental health concerns prevalent in women.
Today we will work together to break through these oppressive stereotypes to help you reach self acceptance and personal fulfillment as a woman because who run the world?
The science of love is a tricky one. Whether you are single and looking, in a new relationship, or in a 25 year marriage, there is always room for improvement in love. The goal of relationship work is to gain insight into your desires and values in a relationship, remove barriers between the couple, reduce conflict, and increase intimacy and affection.
Mood disorders are disorders that cause big changes in a person’s mood state, such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, or seasonal depression. Sometimes there are contributing events that lead to these changes in our mood - such as loss, life transition, breakups - and sometimes our brain chemistry just changes on it's own. This can be very scary to cope with alone! Whether you're feeling up, down, or just a little off, it is always beneficial to check in with a professional.
Change is scary! Sometimes life throws us a curve ball: career change, divorce, breakup, new relationship, geographical change, empty nesting, an accident, etc. Whether it was expected or unexpected, life transitions can be quite distressing. Together we will focus on accepting the changes in your life and work toward personal fulfillment in the new spaces/roles that you are occupying.