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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MDiv
I enjoy working with the client's present day experience while bringing in relevant aspects of one's personal history. I work collaboratively with my clients on re-creating a life of healing and fullness. Therapy might mean working through depression and anxiety , significant events in the past, exploring spiritual meanings, all the while exploring the here-and-now. Having had extensive international experiences, I also actively engage in an intercultural frame and approach in therapy, exploring cultural values and intergenerational issues. Wellness is actively defined by the forces and people that has shaped and continues to shape us.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
I work with the full age-spectrum (kids, teens, adults), however I specialize in trauma, grief, anxiety , LGBTQIA, and spiritual enlightenment.
You may feel broken, different, and struggle to make all the "pieces" fit together. Perhaps that is further complicated because you are a survivor of trauma, or struggling with immense grief, and find it difficult to maintain healthy relationships or feel balanced. We cannot go back in time, but we have this sacred moment, and I want to help you grasp it and make it genuine. I want to help you find choice, autonomy and radical compassion in who you are. If you are partnered, I want to help you develop skills to nourish growth in that partnership.
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW, MSW
Part of the work of therapy is to strengthen our belief that a future can exist for us, beyond the one we're able to grasp in the present moment. The fact that you're browsing through these profiles tells me that you may be considering taking the chance to see how things could feel different in your own life, better even! That reflects a powerful sense of inner-caring. Therapy can be used to clarify and untangle complex thoughts, feelings, behaviors, sensory cues, fears , and desires. This increased self-awareness can provide the foundation for taking steps in new and enlivening directions.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Are you feeling helpless in dealing with your child/teen emotional and behavioral issues? Do you feel lost in connecting with your child/teen? You want to help them but don't know how? I have been working with children, adults, and families for over 15 years to bring out their potential in mindfulness, creativity and relationships through individual and family therapy. Through this process, clients get to know themselves better, in a safe and supportive environment. I develop a therapeutic relationship based on their needs and goals. My experience includes treating individuals with depression, anxiety , anger, and trauma.
Carley B Mirvis
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
I work to ensure all of my clients develop insights, overcome obstacles, and uncover the version of themselves they seek to find. I understand that in the face of challenges, this becomes an incredibly daunting task. I offer a non-judgmental and compassionate space for clients to feel heard and understood. I work with teens and adults dealing with anxiety , depression, OCD, relationship issues, divorce, and life transitions. I utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, and Family Systems approaches, while incorporating behavioral techniques as needed.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
In addition to family and couples therapy, I frequently see individuals with a range of emotional issues, including depression, anxiety , low self-esteem, and anger.
My passion is conducting therapy with Asians, both immigrants and Asian-Americans. As a Taiwanese-American therapist, I am well-versed in the family dynamics of Asian culture. I am also experienced in dealing with parent-child conflicts between first-generation Chinese parents and their westernized second-generation teenagers and adult children. My work centers on helping parents and children recognize their cultural differences in order to better understand one another and maintain healthy relationships. Sessions may be in either Mandarin and English.
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Childhood trauma can cripple us, it creates overpowering ‘intense’ emotions such as anxiety , depression, and anger when left unattended which begins to create physical symptoms to defend our bodies from the internal wounds. Has there ever been a time in your life where you have experienced this reaction? Are you experiencing these feelings based on current or past trauma from childhood, early teens, adolescence, adulthood, or as a senior? I aim to utilize a variety of actionable techniques to help reduce trauma related symptoms and make lasting changes in life.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Are you struggling with anxiety and trauma and turning towards unhealthy coping mechanisms in an attempt to manage your emotions? Now is a trying time for almost everyone, and if you have a trauma background what's coming up in the current environment may be reminiscent of the stress, isolation, and fear induced by early childhood experiences. You don't have to handle this alone, and with clinically tested techniques to regulate the mind and body, it's possible to shift from a place of disempowerment to strength.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
With longevity in clinical practice, I work with individuals facing life transitions, grief & loss, depression, anxiety , trauma & other issues that stymie hope and joy, desires & dreams; & life goals.
Living in the moment means letting go of the past & not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift." -Oprah W. I am a witness to the family stories of trauma, racism, environmental & social injustices that negatively impact family structures. This experience influenced my desire to become a clinician to support the healing process of individuals subject to historical life events & current circumstances which circumvent individuals from accessing their full potentials & their capacity to influence their lives with efficacy.
They include but are not limited to anxiety , depression, sexuality, relationship challenges, traumatic experiences, divorce, female issues, and unidentified unhappiness.
Finding the right therapist from a website is difficult, which is why I offer phone or in-person consultations. It takes courage to address challenges such as relationships, personal problems, or general unhappiness. Your success in treatment will depend on your readiness to open up and my authentic presence that will help create a safe space for you. Together we will work on identifying, experiencing and expanding your capacity to tolerate all ranges of feelings. You will become more conscious of your limiting patterns while developing healthy ones as your sense of a genuine and stronger self emerges.
Not accepting new clients
We all have a better life in mind for ourselves. But when we face big problems and significant pain and stress, it’s hard to imagine a fulfilling life beyond that. That can lead to hopelessness. But the fact is no one needs to do this alone. I believe that every person deserves to live an incredible story and I'm here to help. I know how scary it can be to tackle the big problems in life. For that reason, I offer a warm and safe space to treat depression, anxiety , panic , and phobias using my specialization in health psychology and chronic pain conditions.
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Marriage & Family Therapist
I specialize in working with folks struggling with eating disorders, anxiety , depression and trauma.
Hi there! I know how difficult reaching out for help can be and I'm honored that you are considering me as a helpful guide on your journey. I practice from a compassion and person centered approach while ensuring you are equipped with the skills to navigate through life’s challenges. My intention for our work together is to create a space in which we can allow for the shadow parts of self (the parts that have not been heard or seen) to be illuminated. Allowing yourself to look deeper into yourself for re-connection, re-integration, and healing.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PPS
Hello, I work with individuals seeking a better understanding of themselves and their relationships and wanting to improve how they manage their emotions and anxiety .
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
I come from the belief system that our life experiences create patterns in our life which can develop into anxiety , depression, PTSD, or just feeling stuck.
The first step to healing is the step you are taking now. Searching for the ‘right’ therapist can feel daunting. I believe the right match is so important to building the trust needed to have a successful therapeutic experience. I have been in practice since 2005 helping adults, adolescents and families.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Do you feel anxious due to your work, family issues, low self-esteem, and relationship issues? I can especially help those with anxiety / panic attacks. I make it a priority to help clients with buried feelings who have trouble speaking on their emotions. Communicating emotionally is extremely important to promote well-rounded and mature adults. I will help you enhance your self-awareness around unhelpful thought and behavior patterns and build skills necessary to handle life more effectively and develop actionable steps to reach your goals.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR
Trauma, anxiety , and addiction can make you feel stuck. The most important step towards healing is to address the unresolved emotion inside you. Healing requires feelings. Acceptance slowly dissolves pain. When we function from the fear and scarring of our trauma, the cycles continue until we learn how to transmute that energy into love. I apply a Holistic approach that integrates physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual forms of well-being, addressing the “whole” self. Through a holistic framework tailored to your unique needs, the goal is to support you develop a deeper understanding of the self on all these levels.
Courtney R Lee
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC
I specialize in integrative therapy for anxiety , depression, PTSD, and relationship issues. I use an individualized approach, employing humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and somatic methods, including EMDR and Hakomi. All modalities I use are evidence-based and grounded in compassion and mindfulness. My primary goal in treatment is to build a strong therapeutic alliance and collaborate with you to help you find relief from suffering and greater fulfillment in your life and relationships.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Synchronicity: what C.G. Jung understood as meaningful chance. Finding a therapist involves courage, commitment, and intention...and then synchronicity brings you to just the right therapist who can soulfully, heartfully accompany you as you find your way and discover purpose, joy, and meaning! I have been a psychotherapist for over 20 years working with individuals, couples, and families from a range of cultural backgrounds, as well as with depression, anxiety , grief, loss, and work/life challenges/transitions. I am a seasoned therapist serving individuals' inner process, creative talents, and higher calling.
Not accepting new clients
As a clinical psychologist in practice for 20+ years, I am interested in the journey of life - who you are and want to be, what you've done and hope to do, and where you've been and want to go. Threshold moments when we move from one phase of life into another and key decisions have to be made (e.g., entering/exiting school, a job, or a relationship) can bring self-doubt, confusion, anxiety and depression. Everything feels important and nothing makes sense. When a fork in the road or a roadblock makes you loose your way or your dreams, therapy can help restore hope and find a new path to follow.
Kristen Herman Rivers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCHt
I believe that nobody should be resigned to a lifetime of suffering from anxiety , unresolved trauma, feeling lost, stuck, disconnected from your partner, or like your emotions are out of control. This strife can keep you from living a fulfilling life. I have seen so many clients become tremendously empowered, less emotionally reactive, and confident in their decision-making once they have a greater understanding of themselves, their histories, and their strengths. I'm passionate about helping you gain clarity, as once these changes are taking place, my clients begin enjoying more satisfying relationships with loved ones.
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What are the most common treatments for anxiety?
Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other popular forms of therapy are popular, depending on a patient’s experience. Exposure therapy, for instance, can be useful for people dealing with fears and phobias, or who have experienced traumatic events. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy may be useful for patients who need help with emotion regulation. Anxiolytic medications, like benzodiazepines, can also help with calming a person enough to focus on the skills they’ve learned, and physical exercise has been shown to help symptoms of anxiety across the board.
How long does therapy for anxiety take to work?
The amount of time needed to alleviate symptoms depends on the severity of a person’s condition. Some therapies may take 5-20 weekly sessions to show results. Anti-depressant medications typically take two to four weeks before a benefit is felt. Anti-anxiety medications are felt typically within 20-30 minutes. Medications are best used to offer a patient a better headspace in which to work on techniques learned in therapy. Exercise, improved sleep habits, and meditation are effective, but takes weeks or months to show results.
When should I seek treatment for anxiety?
Everyone feels anxious at times, but when anxiety causes disruption to your daily life, it may be time to seek help. Such disruption can be mental, physical, or both: having fear dominate your thoughts, avoiding situations or objects that bring on feelings of anxiety, or experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or panic attacks. When these symptoms are recurrent and distressing, it may be time to talk to someone.
How effective is treatment for anxiety?
Treatment for anxiety has been shown to be moderately to highly effective, according to a large body of psychology studies and analyses. For some people, treatment using CBT or exposure therapy alone is effective. Others respond best to a combination of medication and therapy.