Individual Therapy

Counseling help – what to expect:

Individual therapy entails the process by which a client works one on one with a trained licensed mental health clinician. The sessions are conducted in a safe, caring, judgment free and confidential manner. Individual therapy focuses on the individuals’ concerns that are creating emotional distress; the clinician will also ask questions on your history and background to understand the whole person.

Each session is approximately 54+ minutes in duration and performed via telehealth at present time.

In order for therapy to be effective, it is important to be prepared for each session by maintaining an open mind, identifying goals to work towards, and establishing realistic expectations.

Counseling help – what to expect:

There might be a lot of issues coming up in the marriage/relationships, due to each person’s character being unique and having its own set of emotional triggers.

While couples may encounter periods of conflict, it may be due to an underlined issue that is unidentified. This may result in a loss of connection, communication breakdown, increase resentment, feeling alone and feeling stuck.

One thing that couples seeking counseling typically have in common is that their relationship is no longer a safe, loving, and enjoyable space.

This is where I can assist you and your partner in processing your conflict and developing shared goals.

Counseling help – what to expect:

By definition anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increase blood pressure. People with anxiety disorders usually have reoccurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations or settings out of worry.

Some signs and symptoms associated with anxiety include both psychological and physical symptoms:

  • Having a sense of impending doom, panic, danger, feeling dread
  • Feeling restless, tense or nervous, irritable, excessive worry
  • Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry
  • Muscle aches and tension
  • Tiredness
  • Rapid heartbeat

There are several types of anxiety disorders, and my goal is to help clients identify the type of anxiety they may be experiencing, and also help you in identifying areas of your life that are triggers and stressors of those symptoms. For each client, I utilize a customized treatment plan integrating a variety of modalities/interventions that will aid in better managing your anxiety.

Counseling help – what to expect:

Depression is a mood disorder that involves a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It is different from mood fluctuations that people regularly experience as a part of day-to-day life.
Depression is an ongoing problem, not a passing one. Depression can consist of episodes during which the symptoms last for at least two weeks, to several weeks, months or years.

Some signs and symptoms include:

  • Reduce interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Agitation, restlessness and pacing
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Difficulty thinking, concentrating or making decisions
  • Changes an appetite or loss of sexual desire

There are several types of depression, and my goal is to help clients identify what is the root cause of their depression that they may be experiencing and identify areas of your life that are triggers and or stressors of those symptoms. I utilized a customized treatment plan integrating a variety of modalities/interventions that will aid in better managing your depression. 

Counseling help – what to expect:

Loneliness, illness, loss, life changes, caregiving strain, and depression are just a few of the many gerontological issues that affect older adults.  The key to better managing as an older adult is to enhance your coping skills and continue to strive for purpose. 

Some caregiving strains such as caring for a love one with dementia can create a sense of loss, failure to thrive, isolation and loneliness, depression and anxiety, self-neglect, affecting your overall well-being. 

Gerontological concerns can be difficult and overwhelming to the person experiencing the issue and even more so for their family and friends.

My goal is to help aging adults to lead healthy and purposeful lives.

Counseling help – what to expect:

Grief is a normal reaction to loss. When people experience loss – the death of a loved one, divorce, relocation, job loss or retirement – they are often filled with sadness, anger or guilt. Counseling plays an important role in grief and loss. It can help you name your feelings, set realistic expectations, reduce stress and enable you to move through your grief.  It can also provide you with comfort and validation.

When you are grieving you may be so overwhelmed that there’s little room for any other emotion or thought. The therapetic interventions that I can provide you, can help you begin to notice the positive sides of life again while managing through your situation.

Counseling help – what to expect:

Stress is a normal response to the challenges and fast pace of everyday life. But persistent stress can cause serious health problems and is easy to recognize: physical symptoms such as headaches, stomach problems, muscle tension and sleep difficulties; emotional symptoms such as irritability, frustration and anger; and interpersonal problems such as conflict with family members and friends, job concerns, and relationship difficulties. 

Life brings daily challenges and pressures. Stress management skills can give you more energy, help protect your health, and lead to better relationships with people around you. 

My goal is to help you build coping skills, improve social support networks, and improve overall quality of life.

Counseling help – what to expect:

If you are being bullied, you are not alone. Six out of ten children report being bullied. You may feel sad, frustrated, or even unsafe. These feelings are normal.

Some people who’ve been bullied go on to feel things that others may not understand, from anxiety and depression to anger. Counseling helps people learn how to deal with all of these feelings in a healthy way.

I can provide you with therapeutic interventions to help you process your experience, and empower you towards building resilience.

Counseling help – what to expect:

At Healing Passages Therapy, we recognize that the teenage years can be a time of significant change, growth, and emotional complexities. My dedicated therapy service for teens offers a safe and supportive environment where adolescents can openly explore their thoughts, feelings, and challenges, while receiving expert guidance and support.

I possess a deep understanding of the unique complexities that teens face today. I provide a holistic approach to teen therapy, addressing a wide range of issues such as self-esteem, identity exploration, academic stress, peer relationships, family dynamics, anxiety, depression, and more. My goal is to empower teens, foster resilience, and help them navigate the complexities of adolescence with confidence and self-assurance.

Specializations

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Bereavement and Grief Therapy
Mindfulness
Interpersonal Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy