My specialty is working with folks who have a developmental or intellectual disability (DD) as well as having a dual diagnosis, and those who are close to them. I understand there are many issues confronting you. I would love to help you sort through those issues and find solutions. Sometimes just a few tips can change a situation into something workable for everyone. I am here to listen and provide the guidance you are looking for in making your life better.
I work as a somatic therapist and coach to discover ways to bring more passion, purpose, and meaning to your life. I aim to make each session an inspiring, motivating, positive, and ultimately valuable experience that will move you forward. The greatest discovery of my 20-year experience has been learning how to use the wisdom of the body and the transformative power of mindfulness and movement in my work.
My ideal client is looking for positive change, be it in relationship with self or with others. Change occurs naturally and powerfully when, in the safety and comfort of my office, the here-and-now is fully understood and experienced. I will sit with you in a respectful and deeply compassionate atmosphere, and share your journey towards a more satisfying life.
With children and teens I use play, sandtray, and art therapies to build a relationship of trust and warmth where difficulties are expressed, and where children find ways to overcome their challenges, thereby reclaiming their mastery of their lives.
I love people, and I love my work. I believe we are all in deep need of understanding and feeling our innate worth, separate from what we do or prove to the world. I seek to gently support clients in finding the true source of this worth. I employ an eclectic and integrated approach depending on individual client and family needs, and seek to support the whole person in a collaborative, compassionate, and relational manner. I specialize in perinatal mental health, adolescence, faith-based counseling, and women seeking deeper meaning in life and fulfilling creative expression. Please see my website at www.amirahdavid.com.
Some people seek therapy for basic life issues and personal growth, while others come with serious trauma and psychiatric issues. I am a seasoned Psychologist and have extensive experience and training in both traditional and alternative modalities of therapy. I address the "whole person" not just presenting symptoms, having the belief that the human organism has the capacity to grow and heal. I work collaboratively with each person to create meaningful treatment experiences. visit my website at www.aps-wellness.com. Free 15 min informational phone contact
Welcome. Is there a discrepancy between the life you are living, and the life (or aspects of life) you desire? I'm here to help you bridge that gap by expertly guiding you through a process of exploration, self-discovery, and transformation. By giving voice to various parts of yourself (likely some parts that are hidden or less acknowledged), you will create a new narrative and gain skills to better navigate life with chronic pain, illness, disability, hearing loss, identity issues, and other life transitions or challenges, including social justice concerns.
I have been a Transformational Therapist for over 30 years with a holistic approach of mind/body/emotions/spirit.I provide a safe, compassionate environment to help you move through your personal challenges.You will receive many tools to assist you in feeling empowered to resolve any emotional problems or conflicts; i.e. Breathwork, Guided Imagery, Energy Work, Stress Release, Centering Exercises, Therapeutic Movement, Medicine Wheel Work, Sacred Card Readings, Compassionate Awareness, Non-Violent Communication, Pattern Interrupts and Reframing of Negative Programming. I work with both men and women in transition, as well as with people dealing with grief, loss, depression, stress or anxiety.
Practice is Full. When life throws us something we can't handle or integrate, a discomfort begins and is noticed in body symptoms and recurring patterns. Often times, we will not consciously know how to help ourselves or access that information. The good news is those irritants or triggers are the health and healing creating an opportunity for you to remember, heal and be free of the old stuck places. Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to form new connections as well as eliminate old ones. Think of your brain before EMDR, like a computer with a virus. EMDR updates your brain files and restores them to optimal functioning.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CADC, NCC
Clients who find their way to me often wish to explore a wide variety of topics such as past life experiences, apparitional experiences, near-death experiences, and beliefs related to spirituality, death, the paranormal, and energy. Together, we can cultivate your innate wisdom, move through grief and trauma, heal spiritual and emotional wounds, fine-tune boundaries, and use energy to become more grounded, empowered, clear, and supported.
Hello and welcome to my profile. Brene' Brown, Ph.D. wrote, "Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen." Finding a therapist and allowing ourselves to "be seen" takes courage. So, I'd like to applaud you for taking this initial step.
Psychotherapy is a way to better understand yourself and your relationship to the world at any stage of life. Such understanding can open ways for you to live more freely and creatively. I offer careful listening, empathy, and respect for your unique experience. I share your curiosity about this experience. This shared inquiry can provide insights into how to love and live well. Psychotherapy is relevant when you are having a hard time and when things are going well. I respect the significance of early childhood experiences for the here and now.
My psychological counseling approach is an in depth, psychodynamic, very engaged therapeutic relationship that addresses the body/mind connection both verbally and somatically. It is known in medical research that we hold our feelings in our body and as stress and tension build up, we have problems and symptoms that respond to therapeutic intervention.
When our emotions go unheard, unexpressed, or even unfelt, our symptoms can worsen over time, developing our personal and interpersonal problems and often actual disease and disorders - such as pain, insomnia, muscle tensions, and indigestion.
Are you a parent trying hard to meet both your own and your family’s needs, or a teen struggling with body image, identity, and school,? Are you balancing raising your children while also caring for aging parent/s? Maybe you find yourself always fighting “the system” and are exhausted from defending your own or your family’s right to exist.
I enjoy helping people bridge the gap between where they are and where they want to be. I believe that the work we do on ourselves has the power to positively impact our planet and its people. I teach effective practices that can be adapted to daily life to improve mental, emotional, physical, and relational well-being. As an art therapist, I integrate creativity, imagination, and design thinking into how we view and transform the issues that are holding you back.
Life satisfaction is mostly about relationship, don't you agree? I help people have emotionally open and compassionate relationships both with themselves and with others. I work with individuals and couples on this. Individually, so much of life satisfaction and personal effectiveness is based on how well you understand yourself (mindfulness), how you treat yourself (compassion), and how you advocate for your desires. With others, relationships are built through mutually respectful listening and co-creating mutually delightful interactions. I see relationship as a spiritual path.
Are you feeling stuck? Do you need a space to be vulnerable? Do you want to learn more about yourself? Engaging in a therapeutic relationship can allow you to explore your emotions in a safe space. For me, the most important aspects of psychotherapy are safety and the relationship. I understand the need to feel supported before sharing. Many of my clients have experienced depression, trauma, anxiety, and life stress; my goal as your clinician is to help you process your concerns and bear witness to your growth. I enjoy working with those who are eager to deepen their understanding of themselves and their emotional functioning.
I have over thirty years of experience helping clients make significant, lasting changes. I provide my clients with a safe space to explore their feelings and experiences, to heal and to grow. I work with clients age 16 and older. I seek to help my clients clarify what's most important to them; to understand what's keeping them stuck in old patterns or relationships; to overcome loss, and internal or external obstacles, and move forward to create the lives they want to live.
As a body-centered psychotherapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life worth celebrating. While we cannot change difficult situations of the past, we can change the way the past impacts your present. We can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. Whether you are struggling with depression, trauma, relationship issues, identity crisis or other issues making you feel stuck, I am here to help. I am person-centered and utilize mindfulness practices, body-centered psychotherapy and Brain Spotting as well as Cognitive Behavioral in my practice.
At this time, many of us our experiencing a variety of life stressors and problems that can become insurmountable to work through alone. We all need help on our life journey towards self actualization and we need others to grow and evolve. In times of despair or confusion, we need to be held in a non-judgmental, compassionate, validating container. I can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks.
I believe we each have a special part to play in the dance of life and that sometimes we need to put to rest old patterns or fears so we can respond to life in the most authentic way possible. If you find yourself stuck in limiting relational patterns, disconnected from yourself, depressed, anxious, fearful, confused, angry or in chronic physical pain, I can offer my 27 years of clinical experience, the safe space and carefully facilitated, deep, mindful, body-based exploration that will help you find your way home and engaging with your world more authentically and effectively.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Ashland 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 Ashland 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 Ashland 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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Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.