Addiction & Harm Reduction
Working with addiction by utilizing both abstinence-based and harm reduction interventions, treatment options may be tailed to each individual's unique needs. Acknowledging the goals and strengths of each client supports long-term changes towards managing or eliminating addictive behaviors.
Different individuals may require different paths to recovery. Implementation of harm reduction strategies aims to minimize the negative consequences associated with substance use and promote safer behaviors.
Sexual violence can lead to a variety of symptoms including shame, anger, disconnection to self, dissociation, low self-esteem, difficulties with trust and intimacy, and more.
Processing trauma typically involves creating a safe and supportive environment within the therapeutic setting to address the emotional impact of abuse, exploring coping strategies, and working towards healing and recovery.
Trauma & Complex Trauma
Repeated or prolonged exposure to traumatic events (often called "complex trauma") and isolated traumatic incidents can have lasting effects on an individual's well-being, including disruptions in self-identity, difficulties in relationships, and emotional dysregulation.
Through exploring and processing within a safe environment, individuals may gain insight into the effects of these experiences. In time, individuals often experience a deeper understanding of self, acquire new coping skills, and achieve the ability to form healthy, fulfilling relationships.
Couples therapy provides a safe environment to work on relationship goals including strengthening communication, building or repairing trust, increasing relationship satisfaction and intimacy, navigating life transitions, and enhancing emotional bonds.
Therapy serves as a neutral space for professional guidance, allowing couples to openly discuss their concerns, emotions, and perspectives without fear of judgment or escalation.
I practice therapy that is sex-positive and affirming towards couples who identify as LGBTQ+, engage in kink and practice ethical non-monogamy.
Difficult or Toxic Relationships
A toxic relationship is often characterized by patterns of emotional manipulation, disrespect, and control, leading to a negative impact on the mental and emotional well-being of one or both individuals involved.
Therapy may be useful to address these patterns through exploring unconscious patterns, unresolved conflicts, early relational experiences, emotional regulation and boundaries that contribute to the dynamics of these relationships. Over time, individuals can develop greater self-awareness, self-compassion, and healthier ways of relating, ultimately fostering more fulfilling and nourishing connections with others.
Adolescent Mental Health
Adolescent mental health issues affect overall well-being and future development. Therapy can prevent mental health concerns from escalating, help alleviate emotional and behavioral symptoms, and provide support in building a solid foundation for long-term well-being.
Treatment provides a safe and confidential space for teens to explore, their emotions, improve communication and relationship skills, build resilience, and develop a positive self-image.
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