I wish I could just make myself take my medicine. I get such anxiety even thinking about taking it. There are so many reasons I feel so anxious about it. First, I feel like me taking medicine means that there is something wrong with me (like some kind of crazy sickness). Second is that I am breastfeeding and I am so scared that even trace amounts of it will get in my baby\'s system and something bad will happen to her because of it. If I took it and even fifty years down the road she had some kind of heart or other health issue I would feel like it was my fault. Third is that I feel like if I didn\'t panic over things I would somehow loose control of my life. I feel like I would slip up and not worry about something and something terrible would happen from my negligence. And, on and on. I could rationalize a thousand reasons not to take it. But, I could also name ten thousand reasons I should. I need to be happy, so my kids can grow up to be happy people. I need to really feel life, before I loose the chance to. I need to be in control of me and my emotions so I can seize the opportunities I come across. I need to change. I need to be strong. I need to understand that amongst all the bad and terrible things that do and could happen, there is wonderful and beautiful things I am not letting myself see right now. I owe it to myself and my kids to take the pill. I know this. Yet, I can sit there for an hour with it in my hand, and never let it even touch my lip. I don\'t exactly know what this is going on in my brain. I know I am not well. I know how much it hurts. I know what it is doing to me and everything in my life. Sometimes I just feel crazy. My thoughts never stop racing. At ANY point of time I can list at least five bad things I am thinking about repetively. Why? Why do I waste my time thinking about such terrible things. Somethings that haven\'t even happened, or are very unlikely. I can\'t be in a car, or even around a car without thinking about getting into a bad accident. Not just your average fender bender, my mind envisions bodies being thrown from the car and tons of blood, maybe even a baby in the front seat. Why would I imagine something like that? Why can\'t I just get into the car and think about, I dunno where I am going or something that doesn\'t involve a bloody tragedy. Now I can\'t sleep. I usually have been sleeping for three hours by now. It has never kept me awake like this before.
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When we opened our doors in 1980, we were the very first private mental health group practice in Chesterfield County. From the beginning, we were welcomed with open arms by the Chesterfield Community Mental Health Center, physicians, schools and the community at large. Over the past three decades, we have been an established and highly trusted source for psychological care. In 2001, Family Guidance Centers made another hallmark decision, reaching out to provide mental health services to the underserved community of Powhatan. In 2016, we expanded to serve the needs of the fast-growing Midlothian area. In 2020, Family Guidance Centers opened a new location to serve the community of Henrico and Richmond city area. We also began offering Telehealth services as an integral part of our practice. In June 2021, we opened our Virginia Beach location to serve the Tidewater area!
I have been in the mental health field for 32 years, providing out-patient services to couples, families and individual over 16 years. I opened Schiller Counseling Services to help people live their best life. I am an upbeat, active therapist who emphasizes a strength based perspective. My education, continued efforts to receive the most up to date training, and life experience results in my ability to connect and support my patients. I offer a welcoming environment allowing my patients to relax and share their thoughts and feelings.
I appreciate that it can be challenging to find a therapist. I encourage you to shop around, read profiles, visit websites, and have initial sessions with a couple of providers to find someone who you can really talk to and be open with. We all have different styles and vibes and ways of talking and that's a good thing, hopefully we're all well trained as well but I encourage you to inquire if our training and credentials are confusing or not obvious. In therapy I will be someone who challenges you. I might interrupt you at times if your thinking seems off. I will encourage you to feel and exercise and be honest with yourself and the people you love. Therapy will be challenging. Hopefully you will be thoughtful about the process and interested in making changes. I'm here to help you become the person who you want to be and love the person who you are.
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I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and Certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional. My counseling approach is personalized to meet your specific needs. I utilize an integrated approach which includes Trauma Informed Care, Person Centered Therapy, CBT, Narrative Therapy, aromatherapy and I'm trained in EMDR.
Seeking therapy is a courageous first step toward the relief you are searching for and need. Therapy provides the opportunity to more deeply reflect on self, experiences, and circumstances. Together we can bring healing to your mental health. We have a team of licensed therapists in DC, Maryland, and Virginia providing online therapy to those seeking to improve their lives.