Specializing in Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Self-Esteem, Self-Destructive Behaviors, and Interpersonal Relationships.
Anxiety & DepressionGeneralized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder; Major Depressive Disorder, Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia), Bipolar Disorder
Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders are Distinct Concepts.
Feeling anxious is a normal part of the human emotional spectrum. An anxiety disorder is a mental health issue characterized by intrusive and pervasive emotional distress, chronic worry, and multifaceted internal conflicts, which can be overwhelming and paralyzing.
Depression and Depressive Disorders are Different.
Feeling down is a normal part of the human emotional spectrum. A depressive disorder is a mental health issue stemming from a variety of underlying factors, such as traumatic experiences, significant life losses, social isolation or neglect, and pervasive feelings of shame or guilt.
Trauma & Self-EsteemPost-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD, Complex Trauma, Childhood Trauma, Self-Esteem Issues, Eating Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Trauma is a Hidden Catalyst for Emotional Turmoil.
Trauma doesn't just disappear. It leaves imprints on the heart, shadows in the mind. It lingers in our daily lives, shaping our emotions, choices, and relationships in profound ways. It's the silent narrative that often writes itself into our deepest fears and insecurities. Trauma can have a profound impact on self-esteem.
Self-Esteem is a Foundation for Emotional Resilience.
Self-esteem is the bedrock upon which we build our emotional lives, our relationships, and our sense of self. Lacking self-esteem pulls us further into a cycle of self-doubt, isolation, and emotional vulnerability that also comes with various forms of self-protective or coping mechanisms such as dissociation, avoidance, accommodation.
Conflicts & StressSelf-destructive behaviors, interpersonal relationship issues, trust issues, attachment issues, life transitions, burnout, daily stressors, life changes; spirituality, grief, LGBTQ+, cross-cultural issues, identities
Navigating Interpersonal, Internal, and Existential Challenges.
Conflicts and stress are fundamental aspects of the human experience. They may arise from relationship problems with parents or partners, as well as from internal dilemmas concerning choices and identities. These conflicts can also delve into existential issues, such as life purpose, aging, spirituality, and grief.
Self-destructive behaviors are attempts to cope with intolerable mental suffering.
These behaviors can manifest in various forms, such as substance abuse, self-harm, chronic suicidal ideation, disordered eating, and compulsive sex, among others. While they may provide temporary relief from emotional pain, they are less sustainable in the long term and often lead to more self-defeating patterns.