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Areas of Focus

Mood Disorders

Anxiety + Depression 

Are you pregnant or postpartum and worried about how you are feeling? Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders  (also known as PMADs) are related to mood and anxiety symptoms that occur during pregnancy or up to one year postpartum. As many as 1 in 7 moms (1 in 10 dads) experience symptoms of depression and anxiety during the perinatal period. People of every age, income level, race and culture can develop PMADs.  Symptoms of PMADs respond very well to support and treatment. 

Complex Trauma + PTSD

Trauma is an emotional response to a distressing event or experience. Traumatic experiences are unique to each individual but can include a single incident like a house-fire, sexual assault, or car accident. Chronic stress from prolonged events like bullying, neglect, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. Along with chronic stressors like racism, poverty, or humiliation.People can also be traumatized if they witness distressing situations, and it can cycle from generation to generation if not stopped.

Teen Therapy 

Supporting pre-teens and teens, ages 11+ on issues related to increasing coping skills,  anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, self-identity and communication skills.  I am a Connections provider and often provide group therapy and individual therapy at public schools. 

   Therapy Approaches:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

  • Ego States Therapy/Inner Child Healing

  • Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS)

  • Expressive Arts

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