anxiety and depression

Sometimes it feels like…

Nobody hears me unless I’m screaming. 

Then they get upset at me because I was screaming at them.

But they weren’t listening when I was talking normally in the first place! 

People tell me to just calm down or get over it and that I have nothing to get upset over.  I shouldn’t feel the way that I do. Screw all of you!

I feel wrong.  All the time.  Like I’m losing my mind.

I swing between feeling depressed and feeling anxious and can never pinpoint why.  I can’t seem to control my own emotions!

I’m either totally calm, almost unfeeling, or my emotions are unbearable to the point that I don’t even know what I’m feeling. 

Often I don’t know how to feel because everyone tells me that what I feel is wrong.

I have no idea how to navigate through emotions. 

I’m scared of losing the people in my life.

I’m scared that if they’re unhappy with me, it means that I’m a worthless, horrible person. 

Relationships are confusing because I often feel as if I can’t trust my own thoughts or emotions.  Trying to navigate life without the right tools is exhausting.

I either feel hopeless or afraid with nothing in between.

You are not crazy.

If you identify with any of this, I want to tell you, right now, that you are not losing your mind.

You are not inherently wrong.

You can feel in control of your emotions and your life.

You don’t have to second guess yourself.

When we live through people constantly telling us that we’re wrong, it becomes natural to second guess ourselves at every turn.

I’m hungry, but should I be hungry? 

Everyone says I’m the wrong physical size, so maybe I should skip this meal even though my tummy is rumbling?

I’m sad, but should I be sad? 

Everyone says I have everything I need, so I shouldn’t be sad about that fight I had with my partner. 

I’m feeling pissed off, but should I feel this way? 

Maybe I’ll just take some pills, because that’s easier than feeling an emotion I’m not allowed to have. 

I’m feeling ashamed, but am I even supposed to feel like this? 

Maybe I’ll cut my skin again because that was the only thing that helped me cope.

This swing between two extremes leaves us feeling life our lives are in chaos.

The technical term is dialectic, and the practical reality is that if you feel this way, I can help.

How I Help

I help my clients find balance and get in touch with their emotions by using a blend of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Existential Therapy that focuses on creativity and tailoring treatment to your specific needs.

I strongly believe that you are perfect just the way you are and have everything you need to find healthy changes in your life.

All you need is a little guidance and a nonjudgmental, open minded ear.

Who I Help

I find that this approach works best with clients struggling with emotion regulation, addiction, and eating disorders.

You have been through enough judgment, and you do not have to worry about being told that you are wrong in my office.

I will teach you the skills that you need to find balance in your life and feel at peace with your strong emotions.

You might be feeling really nervous but give me a call and see for yourself if this is going to work.

You are incredibly brave and courageous.  

I know you can do anything you set your mind to!

All I want is to cheer you on as you go step by step down your path to victory.

If you are ready to start, call me at (720)260-4643.