When life happens and there's many unforeseeable transitions and adjustments, whether good or bad, it can create stress. Sometimes moving to a new city, making a career change, experiencing a loss (person, pet, relationship, place, routine, job, etc.).. can create chaos and uncertainty and build questions within ourselves. Adjustments need adaptation, which we are all capable of, however, for some, it may be out of our comfort zone, or even out of our self-control in the moment. If a change in any area in your life occurs, and you are finding yourself to have a difficult time accustoming to it, do not wait until any mental, physical or emotional overpowering senses occur.
Anxiety is a normal type of physical response, however, the intensity of anxiety can create a debilitating feeling in our lives. The manner in which we experience anxiety as individuals can be very telling about our fight, flight, and freeze responses in relation to stress. Anxiety, very much like other mental health disorders, can create distress in specific or mixed ways, such as mental, physical and/ or somatic. If you are trying to identify activations, patterns, or have a sense of what could be causing these anxiety-filled feelings, episodes, or moments, do not wait to seek support. The goal is to support with management of overthinking, ruminating thoughts, sweaty palms/ body, nausea, bowel movement, fast heartbeat, and other unmentioned symptoms. Everyone's coping skills toolkit looks different, so figuring out what is the best management for you is the start.
Balance and Personal Growth
When we enter a new life chapter, whether it is a life changing decision, a career change, or distancing for boundaries from loved ones, it can create distress and we may feel incapable to overcome. As we may come to this realization, it may already be overwhelming, and this is usually the moment we seek help, and if this is where you are at, then let's connect during your journey and work where you are at in what you need, or figure that out together.
Depression can come in many forms, and sometimes disguised as other mental health related issues. Identifying the debilitating symptoms and how it is impacting your day-to-day life can be difficult. Figuring out what changes are happening, whether it is lack of motivation/ energy, fatigue, difficulty focusing, irritability, social withdrawals/ isolation, and/ or irregular sleep/ eating habits. Working together to learn more about yourself and become more self-aware is the second step, after reaching out for support.
Relationships are complex, whether it is family, friends, romantic, plutonic, work, or simple social interactions. Relationships with ourselves most often shape how exterior relationships will take place, especially when we look back at our culture, our upbringing, values, and we begin to reflect what is important, and what is not in order to build and maintain a connection. The main goal is for the individual seeking support, is to develop confidence in who they are, in order for them to distinguish what a trusting and working relationship involves for them.
Trauma is very complicated and it can intertwine with other mental health symptoms. It can vary from somatic, physical, mental and emotional disruptions by creating activations in areas we were once comfortable with. Processing trauma requires vulnerability and readiness to share and talk about those difficult experiences and memories, while also identifying how they are showing up in our daily life routine. Supporting and guiding that vulnerability takes a special trust and connection between the individual receiving the support and the clinician being allowed the space to walk alongside one another. I hope in reading my profile, you feel comfortable in reaching out.
Insurance & Finances
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