Grief is a necessary and normal part of our lives. Sometimes grief becomes overwhelming. The loss may be traumatic, or complex emotions or circumstances make it hard to move forward in the grieving process and fully return to our daily lives. Therapy can provide support and guidance through loss.
There are many experiences that cause trauma. Therapy can help process the trauma and minimize negative long term effects. Some therapists specialize in specific kinds of trauma therapy, such as EMDR, or cognitive behavioral therapy. Integrated trauma care uses a variety of approaches that include mindfulness, cognitive behavioral strategies, tools to learn emotional regulation, understanding the impact of previous stressors and traumas, strategies to improve coping and build resilience. I encourage you to schedule a time to talk with me so we can better understand whether integrated trauma therapy is best for you.
Psychotherapy with people who are neurodivergent may include learning more about your learning style, developing a more realistic sense of your strengths and challenges, and understanding how those strengths and challenges impact your work or relationships. Your challenges may have been misunderstood by others and their reactions may have had a negative effect on your self-image, or made it hard to take or ask for help. The importance of healthy balance and self-care is emphasized. Another focus is acceptance and understanding of emotions so they can be used to better understand problems and develop strategies and solutions.
This is the age when we start to question who we are and what we truly believe. We explore identity, values, and passions. We have many new experiences. It is exciting and difficult. When clients this age feel safe and use therapy, it is often profound. The impact on their lives can be immeasurable. We work to develop self-awareness and acceptance, and an emotional growth mindset that acknowledges strengths and identifies areas for growth. Awareness of emotions and the purpose they serve in our lives helps us regulate and use emotions for constructive problem solving. We work to create intentional balance and healthy habits that support self-care and compassion.