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Providing Virtual Psychotherapeutic Counseling Services

Sticks and Stones

Trauma/PTSD

The impact of trauma cannot be underestimated.  Studies have shown that the survivors of trauma are at elevated risk for a range of mental health conditions.

 

The impact of trauma is not just psychological, but emotional, and physiological.  Experiencing trauma can fundamentally rewire the functions of our brains, which may be causing repeated traumas or stress that the survivor may not be aware.

I utilize the neuroscience of trauma as a guide to provide treatment that focuses on the mind and body to aid in recovery.  

ANXIETY

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.

Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment.

It's not uncommon for someone with an anxiety disorder to also suffer from depression or vice versa. Nearly one-half of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.

I utilize various mindfulness and acceptance strategies among others to assist clients in overcoming the disruptions caused by their anxiety.  

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Perinatal Distress

Perinatal period is from the time of conception to the first year after birth. 

1 out of 5 to 7 women experience postpartum depression

1 out of 10 men experience as well

You and your family are not alone in struggling with these experiences, even though you may feel very alone.

 

Despite postpartum depression often being the term used, the perinatal distress includes various mood conditions such as depression, bipolar, psychosis along with anxiety conditions such as generalized anxiety, panic, OCD, and PTSD. 

GRIEF AND LOSS

"Each person's grief is as unique as their fingerprint." - David Kessler​

"All changes involve loss, just as all losses require change" - Unknown​

These two quotes highlight how grief and loss are viewed and treated at Accepting Psychology Counseling. 

 

Grief and loss are not just related to death.  They also may be a response to loss of a job, relationship, home, graduation, etc.  Any of these changes represent a loss and given the unique qualities of individuals experiencing change, no loss can be minimized in the face of others.  

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INSOMNIA

Insomnia is a sleep disorder experienced by millions of people worldwide. People suffering with insomnia find it difficult to either fall asleep, stay asleep, or to get sufficient good-quality sleep. Insomnia typically leads to lethargy, daytime sleepiness, and a general feeling of being both physically and mentally unwell.

At Accepting Psychology Counseling, I look to aid people with these symptoms through evidenced-based measures such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia.

The aim of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia - CBT-I is to improve behaviors and sleep habits by firstly identifying, and then changing the thought patterns and behaviors that affect a person’s ability to sleep or to sleep well.