Living Therapy Services
Individual therapy is a collaborative effort between you and your therapist. What happens in therapy depends on your individual needs, strengths, and goals. For this reason, your experience in therapy will be unique—just like you!
People seek therapy for help with many different issues or concerns. Because you are human, it is likely that your issues or concerns are not very different from others who have sought therapy before you. Click here if you are interested in individual therapy.
Any of us can experience trauma. Traumatic experiences can range from natural disasters or accidents to interpersonal violence, combat, or abuse. For some individuals, the effects of trauma naturally go away over time, but for others, reactions to trauma can hang on and continue to influence your sense of safety, emotional reactions, and ability to function in one or more areas of life. Common reactions to trauma include fear and anxiety, re-experiencing (i.e. nightmares, flashbacks), difficulty trusting others, problems with sex or intimacy, feeling emotionally overwhelmed or emotionally numb, and more. Reaching out is the first step to recovery. Healing is possible. I have extensive training and experience in treating trauma and sexual abuse, and work at a pace that is comfortable for you. Click here if you are interested in trauma therapy.
SEXUAL ABUSE & TRAUMA THERAPY
Feeling sad is a normal part of being human. However, if we feel sad more days than not, it may mean that we are experiencing depression. Depressive symptoms can range from experiencing a loss of interest in activities we used to enjoy, to finding it difficult to make decisions, to having suicidal thoughts. Sometimes depression is coupled with anxiety. You may be worrying excessively, feeling uncomfortable in social situations, or feeling irritable or “on edge” much of the time. It is also possible to experience anxiety without feeling depressed. Anxiety and depression can be triggered by a number of factors. Therapy can help. I draw from several different disciplines to help you find solutions that work for you. Click here if you are interested in therapy for anxiety or depression.
THERAPY FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
Virtual Group for Sexual Abuse/Assault Survivors
The Virtual Support Group for Sexual Abuse/Assault Survivors is a 10 session therapy group that meets weekly. Topics for this group include discussions on common reactions to trauma, support and relationships, sex and intimacy issues, body image, exploring paths to healing and recovery, and learning new coping and mindfulness skills. Group therapy can be an effective and affordable alternative or addition to individual therapy. Click here if you are interested in participating in the Virtual Support Group for Sexual Abuse/Assault Survivors.