Dealing with too much clutter can be really tough. When you find yourself isolated from family or appearing on your landlord's radar, the stress of the piles can become overwhelming. My work is focused on exploring the struggles behind the stuff, and helping clients re-claim their lives and living spaces. My work does not use big forced clean-outs; we address safety issues and then proceed at the client's pace. (And child/teen hoarding?? Yes, that's a thing!)
Depression & Anxiety
Sometimes depression and anxiety are the result of difficult life circumstances. It is important to get to the bottom of these challenges and bring peace back into yor life so your mood can lift again. At other times, depression and anxiety are recurring conditions, and it is critical to learn how to manage and predict the condition so you can live a healthy, engaged life without feeling like a prisoner to your lousy mood.
If unresolved trauma is getting in the way of you leading the life you want, I practice a unique form of therapy that very specifically targets the effects of traumatic events. Visit the Lifespan Integration link under "Services Offered" for more information about this mode of treatment. It is not necessary to understand exactly how the trauma is impacting you, the therapy can be very effective no matter where you are with your journey. I also offer Cognitive Processing Therapy, a thought-based modality that challenges the automatic assumptions our brain gets tricked into making after we experience a life-altering trauma.
Individuals with bipolar disorder face a unique and often eventful life journey. The field of mental health is increasingly accepting that this condition occurs on a continuum -- there is no one way to have bipolar disorder. However it has touched your life, it has likely been an eye-opening experience and probably felt quite overwhelming at times. I provide support, education, and coping help to those living with this lifelong challenge. I can tell you, though, that a bipolar diagnosis is not a life sentence -- but rather a one-of-a-kind way of looking at the world which offers, along with its challenges, an opportunity to find an amazing strength within yourself and achieve a life of possibility.
I enjoy working with teens on issues such as mood disorders, self-harm, social anxiety, general anxiety, and depression. Also, if your teen shows early signs of hoarding disorder (cannot part with items, struggles greatly to organize their space, seems unusually sentimentally attached to "stuff,") early cognitive intervention can make a lifelong struggle much easier to manage.