My speaking engagements are not only from personal experience of trauma but from a clinical lens. I help listeners find their own meaning in their trauma as means to propel them to a more fulfilling and productive life. My approach is engaging as I often use humor as a way to lighten the heaviness of the topic while still finding a way to illustrate ways to change the perspective of carrying the memories of trauma.
It's difficult to watch our loved ones deteriorate, lose interest in life around them, push people away and self destruct. We lose ourselves in trying to help them see what they're doing to themselves. Living with addiction can be confusing, emotionally draining and can leave you feeling disempowered and overwhelmed. I am often asked by parents, spouses, and relatives how to navigate relationships with their loved ones who are actively using drugs and alcohol.
I am here to help you and your family through ongoing support and guidance.
Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Sometimes, individuals get caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. They can be intrusive thoughts, images, or behaviors that trigger a feeling of distress or anxiety. These unwanted obsessions and compulsions can occur over and over again and be outside of the person's control. Common obsessions can be anything from a fear of contamination, fear of losing control, fear of unwanted thoughts, or fear of harming others. Common compulsions are a second part of OCD, which can be described as repetitive behaviors, such as washing and cleaning, checking, or repeating an act.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that can affect people of all ages and walks of life. While treatment can seem daunting, knowing what to expect ahead of time can help the individual feel more relaxed and more open for treatment. The most effective treatment for OCD is a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) called Exposure Ritual Prevention (ERP) with individual sessions as often as recommended. Treatment is designed to help individuals identify their triggers and develop appropriate responses, resulting in less obsessions and compulsions.