Rest assured. Your treatment sessions will be thoroughly thought out, tailored, and also flexible to your particular needs. Through the application of mental health services (e.g., CBT, Exposure Therapy, Brainspotting, etc.), you will learn to utilize and improve upon existing coping skills. We will also help you learn new coping skills to adapt to your present situation. Additionally, you will learn techniques to help you navigate through future difficulties.
To achieve your desired goals, we often combine CBT concurrently with a number of other scientifically proven mental health services (e.g., Solutions-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Behavioral Activation, and Motivational Interviewing). Your sessions will be both seamless and conversational.
At some point, most of us experience some difficulties with negative thoughts about ourselves or the world around us. These thoughts may keep us from being able to live a more peaceful and meaningful life. Ongoing negative and sometimes extreme thoughts will automatically trigger certain feelings. These feelings, in turn, will also affect the way that we behave. A situation, event, or memory might trigger an automatic thought. This thought might then conjure up certain feelings, and these two factors together will then impact how you behave. Most of us aren’t really conscious that we’re doing this. Have you noticed that you’re feeling unsettled about how you react to certain things? Not sure how to make changes? Consider speaking to a trained therapist about Cognitive Behavior Therapy, also known as CBT.
Your heartbeat is racing. Your palms are sweating. If you notice that feeling of irritability/fear in certain scenarios, it can be tempting to get as far away as possible. You may avoid the uncomfortable situation now, but what happens when you are exposed to something similar in the future? If you continually recede into your comfort zone, your mind can process feelings of positivity about your choice. This unwittingly tricks your brain into believing that avoidance is the right thing to do. However, it only makes your fear worse. If this sounds like you, Exposure Therapy may be able to help.
You might feel particularly anxious, traumatized, stuck, or like you can’t stop. Unprocessed emotion, unless treated, can create “capsules” within us. These capsules can interfere with the most important areas of our lives. The ways in which unprocessed emotions can affect us vary by person, but often lead to the same result. For example, dissatisfaction with life and the feeling that something is “off”. By helping you “download” those obvious (or not) capsules of emotions, Brainspotting helps decrease depression, anxiety, phobias, and addictions.
Of all the challenges you might experience in seeking treatment, distance should certainly no longer be a barrier. The rise in remote/online therapy is helping many people get the care they undoubtedly deserve.
For the past few years, Telehealth has provided countless patients with a markedly new opportunity. It allows patients to receive therapy sessions both on time and from the privacy of their own homes/private office space. The setup is not only an easy, one-time process, but your online therapy sessions are confidential and HIPAA-guideline informed.
For Therapists: Clinical Consultations with Karen
Through my experience as a private practice owner, I have frequently been asked to give insight to my peers. From private practice building to case consultation and supervision, I know how valuable this has been to me, and I would love to provide that value to you as well. If you are interested in clinical consultation, please reach out. I would love to work with you and help you in any way I can.