Addressing issues from an evidence based approach, we encourage each individual to develop the ability to stand on his or her own feet while engaging with others in genuine and healthy ways. Emphasizing the unique beauty of each person, we help you process and make sense of your emotions, overcome both personal and interpersonal stressors, conquer depression and anxiety and attain measurable personal growth.
Anxiety is one of the most debilitating emotional difficulties to overcome. It often impairs every area of your life, including your school, family, work, and relationships. Anxiety can manifest itself in various ways, including excessive or debilitating worry, social and generalized anxiety, panic attacks, and physical symptoms such as excessive sweating, muscle soreness, headaches, heart rate changes , and/or gastrointestinal symptoms. Our therapists use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness and relaxation techniques to help you learn new ways to manage your anxiety.
Depression comes in many forms. But when it comes, it tends to take over your entire life, affecting your work, your family life and even your health. Therapy can help you uncover the root of your difficult feelings and orient yourself toward resolving the past in the present so that you may overcome depression and begin living your life to the fullest once again.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a medical diagnosis that affects children, adolescents, and adults. It is characterized by problems with attention, impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity. Students with ADHD may have significantly lower grades, are more likely to have academic and behavioral problems, experience more social difficulties, and struggle at home and/or work. ADHD is an executive functioning disorder, which means it impacts every area of your life. While, the exact cause of ADHD is unknown, 76% of ADHD is thought to run in families. Early diagnosis and treatment are key to a successful school and career paths and emotionally healthy life. Undiagnosed ADHD often leads to anxiety and depression, resulting from repeated failure despite one's best efforts. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment therapy techniques geared towards working with ADHD, we will help you achieve the results you desire by overcoming your limitations, while capitalizing on your strengths.
Are you finding yourself contemplating the existential issues of life, death, loneliness, freedom and meaning? Are you confused about the role of God, or of a higher power in your life and in the world? Do you wonder if there is a higher purpose for your life? Have you been hurt by religion and feel you turned off the emotional and spiritual part of your being? Exploring your own history of spirituality and religion, and identifying areas of pain can help form your approach to the difficult questions of life and death and give you a deeper understanding of yourself and your purpose.
In a nutshell, self-esteem is how we feel about ourselves, view ourselves and how we relate to ourselves. However, low self-esteem and a lack of confidence becomes a barrier to experiencing healthy and fulfilling relationships. When we feel down on ourselves this can manifest as anxiety, depression and relational difficulties. Therapy can help you increase your self-esteem and become a confident, relationally-oriented person.
Trauma and Grief
Sometimes difficult events happen in people’s lives. These events can be single, traumatic events, a series of incidents, or continuous subtle experiences throughout one's life that bring on difficulties in your current life. Have you recently experienced a loss of a loved one or a change in your life, such as a job loss or a physical disability, or suffering from childhood abuse, neglect or trauma? Our therapists will collaboratively work with you to create a safe and healing environment; assist you with processing your feelings, provide emotional support, and help you manage symptoms of depression and anxiety that results from these expreinces.
Would you like to move up in your career, but something is holding you back? Social anxiety, lack of assertiveness, fear, or difficulty finding your professional niche can prevent you from reaching your career goals. Individual psychotherapy, in combination with career and personality inventories can help you achieve your desired goals and aspirations.
Navigating relationships can often be one of the more challenging aspects of life. Learning to communicate in an authentic and honest way; addressing fears that get in the way of connecting with others in a meaningful way; forming new ways of relating to others; and learning to set and maintain healthy boundaries can lead to conflict reduction, improved communication and more fulfilling relationships.
When people feel disconnected from themselves, it can often manifest itself in poor self esteem, self criticism and judgment, depression and feelings of isolation. Therapy can help you value and become more aligned with your inner self, reducing internal conflict and distress, and fostering greater self acceptance, self esteem and fulfillment.
Whether you are a college student, a new mother, or a career-oriented woman; whether you are single or married, a stay at home mother with school-aged kids or teens, or in the midst of developing a career, or anywhere in between, every stage of a woman's life is laden with unique challenges. These challenges can either become barriers to living the life you want or opportunities for personal growth. Therapy can support you where you are now and guide you to turn the challenges of life into opportunities for growth.
As a clergy member you are faced with a unique set of challenges. It is often difficult to find confidential and professional care when you need it most. Psychotherapy provides a safe and caring environment to explore and address the challenges of your life as a minister and an individual, aids in finding clarity in your vocational calling, and provides a path for healing from spiritual abuse and emotional pain.
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Our clinicians work with issues related to the following:
- Depression and Anxiety
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disoder
- Acculturation and Cross Cultural Issues
- Life and Career Transitions
- Low Self Esteem
- Personal Growth
- Panic Attacks
- Loss and Grief
- Relationship Issues
- Social Anxiety
- Stress Management
- Women's Issues