Therapy for Depression & Anxiety
One of the biggest obstacles to showing up in your relationships and life is your mental and emotional capacity. Have you experienced…
Negative thoughts that keep lingering around?
An overwhelming sense of sadness that results in you feeling stuck and hopeless?
Difficulty being productive due to lack of focus and fear?
Feelings of low-self esteem or lack of confidence in your identity?
Feeling exhausted in your physical body with little desire to move or interact with others?
If any of these things describe your current situation, therapy could be the perfect choice for you. Depression and anxiety typically work hand in hand as our emotions feed into our thoughts, causing a negative cycle that keeps us in an unhealthy state of being. Sometimes we experience these symptoms due to navigating life transitions or changes in a critical relationship in our lives. Other times we struggle with how to show up and be confident in our self-identity when our thought-life tells us everything about who we are is flawed and undesirable.
Therapy is a safe space for you to look at what you are feeling and how it is impacting your everyday life. My therapeutic style helps my clients to dig up the roots of these feelings through deep reflection and processing. Once we figure out how we got here, then we can know where we want to go.
If you’re ready to uncover the depressive thoughts or anxious feelings holding you back, schedule an appointment today!
Trauma & Grief Work
When we are hit with the unfathomable blows of trauma or seasons of grief, it can feel like it’s impossible to keep moving forward day to day. Research shows that trauma rewires the brain and has a lasting impact on our personhood.
As your therapist, my role is to, first and foremost, show up for you. I want you to know that there is life after your trauma and one worth living despite your grief. Your sessions with me are the moments when you can be vulnerable with no judgment or criticism about how you manage your “life after.” My client-centered nature focuses on you and what you need at that moment. Trauma and grief work is a slow but rewarding journey that requires patience as you learn how to move forward. In therapy, we will do three things:
Talk through your experience. At your pace, take pauses if needed and allow your body to feel what it needs to feel.
Make meaning. What meaning does this experience hold for you? Meaning-making provides us with nuggets of wisdom about who we are and how we show up in the world going forward.
Reengage with life. Navigate reconnecting with relationships, hobbies, and even yourself one step at a time.
Our mental health and spiritual health are directly related because both speak to the inner parts of our being. Often times our faith establishes the value set we use to filter our life choices, thoughts, and feelings. When we intentionally combine faith-based principles with mental health ideologies, we find a more holistic aspect of healing and peace.
Research shows that incorporating faith and spirituality into counseling is an effective coping skill and leads to better outcomes in therapy overall. At Wisdom for Living Counseling, your faith is a critical part to understanding who you are and how it shapes your identity. The incorporation of your spiritual beliefs is at your discretion. Whether we pray, incorporate scripture, or just know that there is a general belief in God, faith-based counseling is meant to help you lean on that internal resource as a coping skill.
If you are struggling with your walk with God and how that affects your identity and relationships, consider faith-based counseling. I would love to walk alongside you as you journey through your spiritual health and how it is impacting your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.