Services and areas of special interest
While I see clients with a variety of issues, including anxiety, life transitions, stress management, and relationship/family challenges, I have a few areas of special interest, experience, and advanced training.
The Highly Sensitive Person (also called sensory processing sensitivity) has a heightened sensitivity to internal and external stimuli. HSPs make up approximately 20% of the population. It can be challenging to experience life so deeply. Let’s talk about how to cope and even thrive as an HSP, and why I believe this trait is a superpower. Read more about HSPs here: https://hsperson.com
Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (or BFRBs) include chronic hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting, thumb sucking, and more. I combine Cognitive Behavioral techniques with stimulus control, distress tolerance training, and tools for habit reversal to develop a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan for these complex behaviors. Excellent resources can be found here: https://bfrb.org
Vicarious Trauma (or Compassion Fatigue). With Covid, healthcare professionals likle physicians, nurses, and First Responders have been challenged like never before. Even seasoned professionals are physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted. I work from a trauma-informed approach to help you process your experience and create more healthy and adaptive meanings around trauma.