I've been seeing my therapist now, for what seems like forever. When really its 2 maybe three years.I went to see her yesterday, the first time in bit over a month. Some of the things she said to me yesterday, she's said soo many times its not even funny anymore. She keeps on going on about how I need to "name feelings up"… and in doing so, it will help me get out of old habbits. She's been saying this so long now it feels like an old record! She tells me often how i need to name things up in my head when its something i tell myself over and over.. "an old story". So if i think "oh i'm going to fail this class" then i have to name it up "This old story again". I really don't see how doing this changes anything. I feel like she's been telling me this so long, that if it was going to work.. it would have by now. It leads me to two conclusions: 1 that i'm so think that it just doesn't want to sink in.. or 2.. she doesn't have any other ways of helping me, and is simply doing it so she gets the money from the government. I honestly don't know which one it is.. maybe its a bit of both. I'm not sure. I don't know if its possible to "expire" a therapist.. maybe she and myself are just past our used by date. I always feel like i'm having to hold back with her, and I still can't be 100 per cent truthful with her. We have never really touched on anything that really REALLY bothers me. I feel like i'm missing something. But i don't want to tell her how to do her job either. Shouldn't therapists push you a bit?
Professional counselor since 1993. I worked as a public mental health clinician 1994-2000. Although grounded in counselling & psychotherapy methods (cognitive/behavioral, psychodynamic, family & brief therapy models), I specialize in cutting edge mind/body/energy/spirit modalities.
I provide professional, results-oriented counseling with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a method that more quickly and effectively brings about positive changes. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I also work extensively with couples and family members on relationship issues.
As a licensed clinical psychologist for 20+ years, I understand that the relationship and "fit" between client and therapist is paramount. I work hard to establish and maintain a relationship based on mutual trust and honesty. We can work together to help you feel less stuck, and more in control.
Therapy is a partnership between you and your therapist. You work together to find the causes of problems, as well as create solutions and strategies for resolving them. You end up with peace of mind and the ability to reconnect with the people close to you.
My sensitive and engaging, direct and practical, style is reported by my clients as one of their attractions to working with me. I work with Children, Adolescents and Adults, addressing ADHD, depression and anxiety, divorce, loss and medical trauma. . I would be honored with your trust in me.
Personal set-backs and conflictual relationships are common problems that we all can face at some point in our lives. My approach is respectful and compassionate. I have doctoral level clinical training, research experience, several publications, and am adjunct faculty at Virginia Tech.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Traumatologist and a Nationally Certified Counselor who specializes in mood and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, multicultural counseling, relationship issues and problems associated with emotional and physical abuse.
Ashburn Psychological Services was founded in 2005 by Dr. Michael Oberschneider. The practice has been well received by area professionals and families and has grown to be the home of some of the area's leading psychiatrists and psychologists. We are here to address your needs.
"Everyday is about becoming" I believe that going through a process of self-reflection and change is powerful and brave. It helps us identify how we are getting in our own way in having a better quality of life. In responsibility their is power. Everyone wants to feel content and satisfied with themselves and the world they build around them but we struggle to achieve this goal because we have been hurt, disappointed, betrayed, or doubt ourselves. Find your personal power and change your world. I am with you.
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AFAR Comprehensive Professional Evaluations offers an experienced counselor that specializes in working with young adults adults and older adults. My training has allowed me to gain exposure to a wide array of groups. I have a doctorate in clinical psychology, am a licensed professional counselor and licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor. I utilized cognitive behavioral therapy in the majority of my cases but I am also open to adopt other approaches depending on the individual. It is always tailored to the client. I have experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety, behavioral issues,substance abuse,anger management, self-esteem to name a few in an online and home-based platform. I look forward to working with you. Thank you for the opportunity.
If you're struggling with anxiety, grief, depression, trauma, addictions, relationships, sexuality, or adjusting to life transitions, know you're not alone. These are all part of being human. I'm trained to help with these issues and will do so with compassion and without judging you.
I am deeply committed in providing you with compassionate support in an environment were all issues can be safely addressed. My proven counselling techniques and practical life coaching tools provide quick results and will equip you with the know-how to self-manage your life more effectively.
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Everyone deserves a compassionate understanding of themselves. As we navigate through life, we are faced with uncertainties, challenges, stagnation, and cyclical internal conflict. Setting a positive, non-judgmental, collaborative environment, I hope to help you build confidence, gain insight into your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and develop the emotional tools to find your inner balance achieving a sense of purpose and general wellness.To help you accomplish your therapeutic goals we may draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness Meditation. Utilizing a mind-body approach to your treatment, we also offer in house Psychiatry and Acupuncture.
I am a Solution Focused licensed psychologist providing counseling and psychotherapy for adults, children, adolescents, couples, & families. Having suffered and recovered from many of the disorders I treat, I understand both personally and professionally what it takes to recover and feel better.
Are you overwhelmed? Depressed? Does life seem empty, barely worth living? If in a relationship, do you feel disconnected & can't find your way back to the special love you had? Are fights or a cold war so painful & confusing because you know deep down you really do love each other? Love can last!
Our personal work in therapy should bemuch deeper than just coming in to be heard. I believe people who seek therapy, not only desire to feel heard, but deeply desire to gain the solutions, insights and new ways of living that will change their lives for the better.