Is it so hard to believe that you can choose to let go of suffering? I know it sounds absurd, but most of our struggles come from holding on to both positive and negative emotions. Trying to stretch out the moments we have in joy and peace, wishing for more time in the company of those we love, or simply hoping for better weather on a rainy day can be just as much a source of anxiety and depression as more obviously negative or disappointing events. I understand what it's like to feel stuck and unfulfilled even in the presence of love, kindness, and the support of others. It is the natural consequence of not letting go of wanting.
Whether the issue is addictions, depression, relationships or behavior at school, sometimes we get stuck in patterns that prevent us from being healthy and happy. In general, I view the therapeutic process as a means to help my clients get themselves unstuck. I enjoy incorporating your spiritual or religious practice into the therapeutic process, working with different ethnic groups and welcome LGBTQ clients.
At times an individual may want extra support to talk about and or explore areas in their life that are causing stress: It can lead to anxiety, depression, mood changes, substance use, compulsive behaviors, and anger. If anyone of these emotional or behavioral issues become significant it can affect relationships, education, finances or day to day functioning. In session, the individual will examine past, present and future experiences that impact thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. There are appropriate and inappropriate ways to better cope with stressors in our life and in session the client will examine which strategies work best.
I believe that everyone has the power to reach their full potential. I have a great passion for this work and strive to empower my clients toward meaningful personal growth while celebrating their successes, no matter how small. I am open to working with adolescents and adults, as well as couples and families. It is my goal to support each client in bettering their situation, whatever it may be, by working along side them to remind them of their resilience or tapping into strengths and discovering new coping skills to facilitate growth and allow them to feel more grounded and capable.
If you're looking for a non-judgmental, practical, and compassionate support with alcoholism and/or addiction then I can help. Do you have a loved one struggling with addiction? Are you unsure about what to do next? Call or email me now for a free consultation. Always confidential.
The focus of therapy is to identify early life influences and/or learned behaviors that lead to problem behaviors. Behaviors can include: anger, physical/emotional/sexual abuse. In addition family/relationship conflict, anxiety/depression, mood swings, drug & alcohol & compulsive behaviors. The sub conscious mind is programed from infancy with positive & negative beliefs & destructive coping skills, programmed survival skills. In therapy we identify old habits/behaviors & poor coping strategies. In therapy, we work to replace self destructive habits/behaviors with functional habits & beliefs. Anxiety & Depression are relieved.
Have you been feeling overwhelmed, stuck, and/or unsupported in your life? Has getting along with others kept you distant and feeling alone? Are you plagued by negative and/or worrisome thoughts that keep you from making decisions? It can be scary to begin the process of counseling and wondering if it can help you. Imagine feeling more confident in yourself and your choices. Maybe you would like to feel more connected to self and others. Together, we will develop safety and trust in the relationship that allows for insight and collaboration into your healing journey.
We all have periods of time in our lives that are more difficult than others. These difficult times can stem from a variety of issues including past trauma, relationship challenges, loss of a loved one, health problems, loss of a job, issues in school, or even a cause that is not quite so clear. My goal as a therapist is to help you develop the personal skills and support network necessary to deal with the many challenges that arise in life.
SOLUTION FOCUSED, practical and effective therapy. Twenty years of experience...If you are looking for extra support and guidance to deal with a challenging situation or ready to move forward in a different direction in your life, I welcome the opportunity to listen and work together to find solutions and achieve your goals. Improve your ability to communicate in relationships.. Strengthen your family... Heal from past experiences... Manage anxiety/depression... Dedicated to providing you with the knowledge and skills to develop new healthy patterns.
Self care is one of the most journeys a person can take. Through evidenced based modalities such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and mindfulness, slow and consistent change can take place. I have over 18 years experience in the mental health field and specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, attachment issues, grief and loss. I also have extensive experience working in schools and can collaborate with teachers and help parents navigate school resources. I look forward to speaking with you.
The seemingly simple thought of "I need someone to talk to" can be challenging enough, but then needing to find that "right" person to speak with can be overwhelming. Perhaps this is your first time reaching out to a therapist, or you're getting back into therapy and unsure how to proceed. I've made it my mission to create a judgment-free, open, calm space for you to explore those parts of your life where you'd welcome change. Within this space, you will have the freedom to contemplate what change means for you, and we can work together to find the most supportive way to bring more balance into your life.
You have strengths you already use, perhaps without realizing it. Together, we will work to identify and build on those strengths as well as develop new skills so you can reach the goals you set. Get ready to take action! Change comes through action! The greatest insight and learning result from action! We typically start with small actions, which allow mastery of new skills and build confidence while working toward the bigger changes you want to make. My approach is strength-based and relational. Grounded in CBT and ACT, I incorporate strategies from other therapy models based on the needs and learning styles of the individual.
*My caseload is currently full and I am not accepting new clients at this time* I would consider myself to be a warm, creative and compassionate therapist who works with children, adults and families. I enjoy working in collaborative relationships with my clients to help them gain a better understanding of their struggles and to enhance already-existing strengths while developing new skills to meet their goals.
(Scheduling Saturday & Sunday) Thoughts are a driving force to our actions, feelings and moods. We all have negative automatic thoughts. Changing your thoughts – retraining your brain – is one essential part to improving your mental health. Together we can make positive changes in your mood, emotions and your life. Therapy doesn’t need to be for people with big problems, it can be for anyone who wants to make a positive change in their life.
Committed to the Professional Practice of Psychotherapy for those who are committed to Change.My goal is to assist a client to identify their problem(s) and then to focus our undivided attention on acheiving a resolution that satisfies the needs of the client.
The treatments I use help people to identify goals closest to their own values. Goals are then easier to achieve because they are already close to who you are and what you hold to be important. I can assist with reshaping challenging thoughts into productive actions and more positive behaviors. I work in a group practice in Lewiston founded as a diverse holistic group that with the pandemic has evolved into a practice of experienced mental health practictioners.
Congratulations on taking the first steps to becoming the best version of yourself! I am excited at the potential opportunity to work with yourself, or a loved one. Durning the process of therapy I gain an understanding of an individuals perspective in which they see themselves, others, and life’s conditions. I work with the individual to identifying specific problems or issues in your daily life, become aware of unproductive thought patterns and how they can impact your life. I work to identify negative thinking and reshape it in a way that changes how you feel, as well as learn new behaviors and put them into practice .
My clients are seeking relief from their mental and emotional ailments. They are typically contemplating changes they want to make and looking for someone to help motivate and hold them accountable, or they want someone to collaborate with to see what options are available.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Lewiston are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Lewiston then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Lewiston, or Child Psychologists in Lewiston.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Lewiston psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Lewiston specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.