My Therapy Services

with you every step of the way by providing personalized care and guidance

Depression, Anxiety and Bipolar Disorder

The face of depression has changed over the years. Many of us don't experience symptoms such as fatigue, low mood, loss of interest, or loss of interest because some of us show up to work, to events, to friends and family gatherings because that's what we do. It is difficult for the people around us to notice that we are hurting, that we are suffering. We often decide to keep quiet because we feel embarrassed, ashamed, or simply don't want to put our business out for people to know. This creates  a sense of loneliness and despair. You don’t have to keep living this way--it is possible to find joy again. With the help of therapy, you can get to the root of your depression symptoms and learn ways to cope.

Therapy is self-care and equally as important as your physical health. We have evolved into prioritizing some many things in our lives, such as using our PTO, skin care routines, exercise, embracing our natural hairs, all of these are part of our self care image now. You are making mental health a priority for you. Having a place where you can go and sit, let it all out, no judgement. Anxiety can be paralyzing and leave you feeling like there's no way out. However, I'm here to tell you that you are not alone, I am here to help.

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Grief, Loss and Bereavement

Grief counseling can help you cope with grief. whether it is grief related to a loss of a family member, partner, friend or pet. We all experience different forms of grief throughout the different phases of our lives. At times, sometimes these losses can truly leave us feeling lost or paralyzed in some way. Unable to move forward, to take the time to process the magnitude of the impact a loss. Counseling can help you with your grief which when processed can show up in many different ways. Feelings of guild, regret, and you may even be feeling depressed. 

 

When to Consider Seeing a Therapist for Grief, Loss and Bereavement

  • You have a lack of support systems or anyone that you can talk to about your loss

  • You are having difficulty processing the death of a loved one 

  • The death of your loved one has altered or impacted your daily habits and routine

  • You feel the need to talk to someone because you feel alone now that your loved one is no longer here. 

During therapy, you are free to discuss how you feel. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms in conjunction with loss, or grief, please reach out to me. My approach will help you go through the many feelings related to loss and I will provide a safe space as well as support and understanding. 

Relationship Issues
Sexual Dysfunction 

Couple therapy isn't a sign that relationships are ending, or that separation is coming. On the contrary, couple therapy can help a healthy relationship stay healthy and continue to grow healthy communication. Saying “relationships are hard” is so common it’s a cliché now. But it’s also true. Even when people get along really well, stress and daily life can cause conflicts that seem difficult or even impossible to resolve. Relationship counseling can help people in these tough situations to work through their problems, move beyond them, and be better partners overall.

When to Seek Relationship Therapy

Many people believe that you should only seek relationship counseling when separation or divorce are looming. But that is often too little, too late. Relationship therapy should begin as soon as the problems get in the way of your daily life. Here are some signs that you might benefit from a consultation:

  • You have trouble expressing your feelings to one another

  • You have one or more unsolvable arguments

  • There is disinterest when your partner isn't happy

  • A stressful event has made daily life hard for you to communicate & trust each other

  • You have trouble making decisions together

  • You experienced infidelity, addiction, or potential abuse

  • Discovering the root causes of major points of conflict

  • You want a stronger relationship 

  •  They want to resolve differences over major decisions, such as whether to get married or have a child

  • Cope we lost and life transition such as, recently marry, newly parents, retirement, children moving out & more

  • Emotional and physical intimacy improvement. 

If you and your partner seem to recognize some of these signs, it would be a good time to book an appointment or consultation. 

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Geriatric Counseling

We are continuing to see that we are living fuller and longer lives. We will also go through several stages of health and wellness sometime resembling the saying 'life is full of peaks and valleys'. 

Many times a number of transition and losses contribute to vulnerability of the older person. These transitions can be a case of retirement, death of a spouse, death of loved ones or long time friends. Isolation and sometime institutionalization can be examples of these transitions and changes to our lives. Along with these, come other issues that are very common in elderly people. Some other areas include:

Chronic illness

Disability

Dementia

Loss of financial independence

Loss of Mobility or changes in mobility dependence

Hearing impairment 

and other issues...

Stress in our Lives

Stress in our lives can lead to chronic feelings of "threat' in our lives which when the stress becomes chronic, overwhelming and untreated, we see a number of physical ailments associated with stress. For example, heart disease, diabetes to name a couple. Combining stressful events and transition and loss can exacerbate the wellbeing or wellness in older people. 

Finding support through therapy and counseling can help you cope with these existing factors while helping you identify ways in which you can restore your well-being. 

Healthy aging is truly a goal that we all set as we age. Counseling and Therapy can help with meeting this goal. 

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