Are you feeling overwhelmed and distraught by
constant worry, anxiety, or disturbing thoughts?
Are you feeling scared or stuck and not sure what to do?
Are you ready to let go of old unhealthy ways of coping and start living the life you deserve to live?
I can help.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of OCD,
Anxiety, and Anxiety-Related disorders, as well as Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD's).
I'm a certified provider of Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy
and trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and more.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of therapy that aims to help you develop and expand your psychological flexibility. This is the ability to accept emotions as appropriate responses to certain situations and adapt your thoughts and behaviors to better align with your values and goals. ACT encourages you to identify your core values and then utilize these values to guide your actions and decisions to ultimately lead a rich, full and meaningful life through mindful values-based living.
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that was developed specifically to treat OCD. ERP therapy involves two components. First, you will gradually and purposely confront the thoughts, images, objects, and situations that cause you distress and/or provoke your obsessions in a safe environment. Second, you will refrain from engaging in compulsive or safety behaviors once your anxiety has been “triggered.” Through these exercises, you will learn to tolerate feelings of anxiety better and face your triggers without engaging in compulsions and safety behaviors that are currently consuming your life.
Attachment-Based therapy aims to help you address and resolve past traumas and attachment wounds that stem from childhood. The goal is to help you understand your past experiences in order to have more fulfilling present relationships with others. This type of therapy is based on the idea that how we attach to our caregivers in early life affects our ability to form relationships as adults.
Mindfulness therapy focuses on the practice of being in the present moment. This includes learning to be aware of internal thoughts and feelings, and external surroundings and situations while reducing automatic responses or habits. In conjunction with CBT and ERP, mindfulness therapy can help decrease depression and anxiety symptoms, improve focus and memory, decrease stress, and improve overall quality of life.
CBT is a type of therapy that aims to challenge and change negative thoughts that cause anxiety. The cognitive model focuses on how our thoughts and perceptions influence the way we feel and consequently how we behave. CBT helps bring awareness to inaccurate or negative thinking patterns so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.