How Can I Help?
I have crazy social anxiety. Is this something you can help with?
Yes, social anxiety is so much more common that you may think. Most of my clients struggle with some form of anxiety and anxiety around people and relationships is the most prevalent. I've had and continue to have my own anxiety around the opinions of others, and certain relationships. I will walk with you hand in hand and share with you all the tools that can help you live your best life.
"I don't like how I always feel like a doormat."
Do you ever feel like you're incapable of saying no to people even when you don't really want to do something? Maybe you consider yourself a "people pleaser"? It can be so overwhelming and scary to ask for the things we need. It can feel impossible to set boundaries sometimes. Boundaries are SO important when it comes to taking care of ourselves and our own needs. This may be something that doesn't come natural to you, but, through learning healthy ways to deal with relationships, self care, and communication, you will see the importance of sticking up for YOU.
Above all, I believe that our strongest tool for healing and growing is connection. Forming personal connections to ourselves, others, and our spiritual selves can give us an invaluable resource in times of need. We all need someone to show up for us, someone to be there, and someone to understand. I tailor my coaching practice specifically for you and always at your pace. I work with clients with a varying range of functioning. This means sometimes I work with people who just need help getting out of bed and planning the day to the high power executive who is feeling triggered by a coworker, to people with relationship issues. One thing you can trust is that I will always try to have your best interest in mind and that although trust takes time, I will continuously try to build it with you.
Tools and Skills
One of the most effective tools I use in my practice is DBT. Which stands for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I have found DBT to be one of the most efficient ways of helping my clients cope with a variety of anxiety and dissociative disorders. The term “dialectical” means a synthesis or integration of opposites. The primary dialectic within DBT is between the seemingly opposite strategies of acceptance and change.
I am a fan of 12 step programs and I believe that they are helpful and really have the power to change peoples lives. That being said, different people have different experiences and opinions on 12 step programs and if you don't want that to be a part of your path then that is ok with me.
Case Management -
People and families find me with different needs. Sometimes a loved one is in a treatment center and I am the point of contact between client, family, treatment center. Sometimes clients have various medical needs that become too overwhelming for them to handle on their own. I schedule Dr. appointments, speak to insurance, and deal with various financial institutions that may may be too overwhelming for clients to deal with on their own.
Through doing this work I have accumulated a vast network of medical, legal, and therapeutic professionals which I trust and that I refer clients to for all their needs.
Getting Back to Fun
When I say "Fun" I'm talking about new experiences or experiences in your past that have fallen by the wayside. The things you used to enjoy doing or things you've always wanted to try but never felt you could for whatever reason. Fun is SO important for our mental health whether we realize it or not. Activities or hobbies that we enjoy help to relieve stress, reduce cortisol levels, and can give us a sense of purpose. Whether you are looking for new experiences or need help with inspiration for an old one, I will strive to make sure that you have the best experience possible.
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