I am Kassandra Williams, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have experience working with a variety of client needs and find joy in helping clients work through barriers to their health and wholeness. My areas of interest include: attachment disorders/issues, relationship problems, mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, goal setting, feeling lost, managing stress, and self-esteem.
"To bear witness" is to listen, observe, and validate painful and/or traumatic experiences of others. It is an honor and a privilege to do this work, and a role I love! I specialize in working with trauma, addiction, body image, reintegration, and finding meaning. I also specialize in supporting other helpers and healers. My mission is to create a safe, non judgmental space for you to grow and achieve your goals.
Many of our hurt areas, from the recent or distant past, can re-wound us. Relationships wound us, so wounds are best healed through relationship. I specialize in helping you find, build and utilize current relationships to recover from past emotional injuries, and to strengthen ways of relating so you can enrich and empower many other areas of your life. Inner rlshp is also key! I am trained, and have many years experience with communication skills, from a behavioral to a deeper psychological or spiritual level. I find Internal Family Systems powerfully life changing for all issues!
Do you ask yourself: who am I? What are we doing on this planet? What is the point of my daily routine? How can I be happy while people are suffering? My intention is to hold a space big enough for all of these questions and emotions. We can explore how to stop attempting to push pain and suffering out of consciousness while also connecting with a sense of purpose that allows you freedom to experience joy and beauty. You may be interested in telling the story of your past, be focused on actualizing your desired future, or practicing attuning to the present.
I believe the foundation of any therapeutic relationship is a safe and welcoming atmosphere where clients can be and express their authentic selves. As we go through our lives we may find ourselves burdened by our past, torn by difficult decisions, or struggling to let go of behaviors that do not serve us how we would like them to. In therapy we take a mindful approach of gentle curiosity to welcoming and communicating with parts of our being that have been hurt, neglected or unreasonably burdened and learn skills and techniques to manage inner turmoil successfully.
Is it time for you to feel free from stress and anxiety? Is it time to make changes to old patterns that no longer serve you? Hypnosis is a transformational processes where the therapist and participant work collaboratively to achieve goals. The therapist helps the participant tap into inner resources and strengths in reducinganxiety, dealing with grief and loss, reducing chronic pain,and tapping nto once soul purpose . The expectancy of the outcome is important and both parties work together to help reach desired results. Danelle will record hypnosis processes for the participant to listen to and practice on their own.
You exist within cultures, systems, and contexts that impact your health, wellbeing, and sense of who you are. Gender inequality, incarceration, racial inequality, LGBTQ discrimination, medical bias, financial insecurity, housing insecurity, etc. impacts our ability to thrive. We experience trauma within these systems and are left believing it's our own fault. Our own weakness. Our own problem to deal with. You are not alone! Navigating an unjust society is exhausting and you want to do more than survive and "get by". You want to thrive and live with integrity knowing that you exist and have a right to live with dignity.
If you are at an intersection or wilderness in your life due to illness, conflict, grief, depression, vocational or family changes, personal or cultural change, and desire discernment and guidance for next steps, my goal is to accompany you with a compassionate presence. Our work together is to cultivate a deeper sense of peace and the ability to be a loving presence in your family and community. With over 30 years as a practitioner, my work is to be a compassionate listener and assist in finding what is most important for you at this time in your life as you tend your soul and attend to your responsibilities.
I have been a practicing psychotherapist since 1992. As one can imagine, my treatment approach has changed and evolved during that period of time. My primary goal for anyone entering my office is that they will feel a sense of calm, and feel they are entering a safe place to share their life story and struggles without judgement or an agenda. I believe that the psyche longs for healing and you already know what your soul needs. That is why you are here.
My own life experiences, background and clinical training have led me to an understanding and the ability to help my clients get to the important things that drive distress and through the difficult things, often to some manner of resolution. I believe that everything we do makes sense, we often just do not understand why and what purpose it serves. I access a broad range of techniques and theories to help my client's feel better and get better.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MDiv, CDWF, LISW-CP
I am currently supporting ASD adults only. We meet in the midst of life happening. "Out beyond ideas of rightdoing and wrongdoing there is a field, will you meet me there? " Rumi. Life does not stop for us, we must make time to pause, to consider, to choose our steps, our path. My office is that "field", just on the edge of right and wrong, we meet to listen, get a different view, share at the cross-roads of diverse experiences, reflect on your perceptions of being you. I recognize the importance of a wholistic approach too healing, sharing the story, and crafting a healthy, full life. Come by for a cup of tea, let's talk.
Dreams and the unconscious hold symbols that assist in the healing process for depression, anxiety, and addictions. As a Jungian clinical counselor, I use these tools to help you establish a connection between consciousness and the higher Self. The Self then becomes a strong core from which we can operate in a healed and healthy manner. We are no longer driven by unconscious complexes and desires, but make conscious decisions that support life and its many expressions.
Dr. Harmon brings 40+ years of experience to assist clients in overcoming life's problems, particularly mature adults who may be facing changing circumstances or emotional issues related to aging. He believes psychotherapy is a collaborative effort between therapist and patient, and that effort creates a safe, confidential place to uncover, process and embrace our most painful experiences. The primary goals are self-acceptance, and the regaining and reinforcement of self-autonomy. Freedom from shame, guilt and self-doubt can be liberating and offers a chance to live a more meaningful life.
Welcome to Zen Awakenings Counseling! I am an EMDR-trained trauma specialist treating PTSD and other trauma-related experience. This practice employs a mindfulness- and spirituality-based approach, offering sensitive yet powerful strategies to explore and resolve the issues that impact your daily life and activities. You are accepted for who you are and where you are on your path to healing. It takes courage to make that call to get help, and together we will design your unique plan to achieve your treatment goals. Mystery of Awakening: Mindfulness Practices for Inner Healing now available on Amazon.
At Odyssey Counseling we focus on meeting people wherever they're at, helping them identify their needs, and pinpointing problems that would be beneficial to work on. We see the general public and also have specialties including PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Acute Stress, Divorce, Parenting, and Life Transition issues. We have numerous programs including Allies for First Responders, numerous trainings and webinars. We provide health and wellness programs to workplaces and have a podcast on our You Tube page "Remotely Unique" with guest speakers covering a myriad of consciousness raising and mental health topics.
Good therapy is like a road trip: You need a destination, a vehicle, and a map. Our therapy DESTINATION is whatever you want to work on. You're in charge! Our VEHICLE is our professional relationship. Research shows that your comfort is the most important part of therapy! While I can't promise you we'll have an instant "click", I can promise to use your weekly feedback to continually improve our sessions. That way, each week get's better. What about the MAP? Every week, we'll track how your last week went. If life is getting better, we're on track! If it's not improving, we change directions. And no more asking "is this working?"!
Our primary goal is to place you with exactly the right therapist to meet your unique needs. We hire only seasoned therapists to assure you recieve the knowledge and skill of years of experience. Our availability varies on openings for new clients, depending on each therapist's schedule. During your initial phone call, if we learn your needs are different from what we offer, our staff will spend time helping you seek other referrals. We know how hard it is to make sense of what to do next.
Are you someone who values loving and supportive relationships? Do you wish to have a nourishing and intimate relationship, but repeatedly date the same type of person you were trying to get away from? Do you feel anxious, overwhelmed, numb, irritable, or disconnected from yourself &others? Do you struggle with flashbacks, insomnia, chronic headaches, or panic attacks? You may be experiencing symptoms of relational or complex trauma. Our physical & mental health can be impacted by childhood abuse, neglect, or unmet emotional needs, and can make it difficult to have a healthy relationship with our self and others.
It may be overwhelming trying to choose the right counselor as you scroll through all of the options. While it’s important to select someone who has the right academic background, credentials, and experience, the relationship and connection that you have with the person that you are trusting to help you in your quest as you search for answers about yourself is paramount.
TELEHEALTH works well at this time, easy to use. Could it be possible that problems and challenges in life lead to a deeper level of healing on the long run? I specialize in deep emotional healing and trauma work, helping clients to re-conned with their true potential, in order to achieve wholeness. Modalities include EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), IFS (Internal Family Systems), Mindfulness Based Emotional Processing, Mindfulness Acceptance and DBT skills. With extensive clinical experience in alternative health, Ayurveda, diet and lifestyle, I can help you to work toward overall health and wellness.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Southeast Heights, Albuquerque 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 Southeast Heights, Albuquerque 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.
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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 Southeast Heights, Albuquerque 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.
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