Things have been so bad in my head and heart lately. I’ve become totally wrapped up in all this worry, fear and self-hatred that I completely forgot that this site even existed and that it is here to support this community I’m a part of. So I’m back, and I’m writing about my thoughts once again…not to bore you on purpose, of course. I keep thinking about past friends I had and then dumped, instead of just keeping in touch fair-weather like which would have been much better because then I wouldn’t be so damn alone. One person I decided not to contact again because of my obsession with them, which I have to say was probably the right thing to do. I did however contact a friend that I haven’t talked to for a while and she is very nice so I am happy about that. But I’ve been going over in my mind all these people I’ve met in the past and then abandoned because they changed or I changed or I just decided to crawl into a hole or because I didn’t think they matched my “personality.” I can’t get past this feeling of being so utterly ugly. I always think of what others want to see instead of what I like, but the truth is that I hate everything that I wear, every style I could come up with because I’m still the one wearing the clothes. So I know something’s wrong with that. Since my last psychologist died I haven’t found a new one, I stopped taking all of my medications and now my OCD has gotten really bad again which is why this blog is so f*cked and I’m sure you haven’t gotten this far. I made an appointment to see a nurse about taking something for depression because it’s been so bad. All I’m doing right now is going to school and it should be fun but I’ve found a way yet again to be miserable. If any of you reading this are genderqueer or benders or a variation of the two then you know how hard it can be to find yourself amongst a world of what seems to be sexually black and white, although I know that isn’t really the case. My parents want to see a version of me that has been but has gone away, and I think about changing back to that person but I have such a strong feeling that it would be a lie that I can’t bring myself to do that, and also a lot of people in this small town would see that change and well I know that doesn’t matter but I feel like I used to be a certain kind of female, and now I’m lost. When i’m with other women who are like me (the me now) I am so happy and comfortable, but outside that bubble or community I’m so lost. I want to live on my own and do things for myself and have an independent life but I’m so horrified of doing it alone. I let my fear of confrontations and judgments and public eyes control me and I let my ashamed feelings for who and what I am get the best of those ideas. I don’t know that I’m really happy at home. I don’t know how to live any other way though. I’ve been homeless by choice and that was scary as hell. I’m still alive but I’m not living. Since I ran away and then got into drugs, became addicted then got arrested, I’m still unhappy and having the same damn problems I had before. Is it really possible for some drug to stop this destructive way of thinking or of the same thoughts or downward spiralling of depressiveness? I’ve heard UC Davis has a good psychiatric group. Do I have to move away from my parents to find myself? Probably. How am I going to do that? I am always looking for a crutch so that it won’t be as hard, but everything is hard. Because I make it that way. I’m a little afraid to go to school or live in Sacramento because it has a bigger city mentality and more crime. If I attend Humboldt State I’ll be 7 hours away from where I am now. Maybe that would be a good thing? But they don’t have a Vet Tech program. Just biology majors and zoology. I ask myself these questions every day, all day long and I just get sick and I want to break down and cry because I can’t get through the day without having this breakdown. It’s the same thing everyday, and if you pay attention to my blogs, it’s always the same thing I write about. It has to be the result of my OCD. Why else would I keep going around in circles like this? Nothing anyone says changes my mind longer than ten minutes. Well, If anyone’s still reading, thank you.
I have been in private practice seeing adults and couples since 2004. I love my job and feel so fortunate to be able to work with people on living their best lives. I tailor sessions to the needs of the client- whether setting measurable goals, processing emotions in a safe space, changing habits or increasing self awareness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to my profile! I am pleased that you are considering seeking therapy for yourself or your child. Therapy can be a highly effective tool for help with a specific, pressing challenge, as well as for individuals simply looking to gain more insight into their life and patterns of behavior.
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.
I provide professional, results-oriented counseling with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Hypnosis, methods 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.
Seeking an alternative to traditional therapy? That’s why I’m here. My tools range from innovative new mind-body modalities (e.g., Energy Psychology) to the most ancient spiritual/energetic modality (shamanic healing). These tools enable me to help clients address most of the problems that licensed mental health professionals do – plus some they can’t. And usually do it more efficiently. This is the main reason I almost always have one or more licensed therapists as clients. See the testimonials on my website.
I am a Licensed, Resident-In-Counseling, working under the supervision of Kim Milam, LPC. My therapeutic focus is in the areas of trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief counseling. My own trauma experiences and life events have given me the ability to "walk" through client trauma and mental health problems, at the client's pace. I offer a comfortable and safe office environment. The decision to take a step into counseling can be daunting, therefore, I provide a free 15 minute phone consultation, to ensure I will be the right therapist for your needs.
Life comes with all kinds of ups and downs. We all experience some kind of trauma throughout our lifetime. We often wear so many different hats, carry so many roles and we are responsible for so much in our everyday life, we end up neglecting ourselves. No two people are the same, therefore my counseling approach is personalized to meet your specific needs. You are not in this alone, let’s take this journey together.
Applying years of experience in a variety of settings along with the most evidence based approaches I work to assist you in getting back on track. Whether you feel like you can't handle life's stressors or are affected by anxiety, depression, substance use, communication issues, intellectual/learning disabilities, mood swings, or another mental health concern there are skills, abilities, and strategies that together we can unlock so that you may be your best self every day.
Struggling with how much your world has changed in such a short time? Feeling anxious, on edge, and uncertain? If your anxiety has been triggered by current events, you are certainly not alone. But in some ways, that makes it harder. Everyone is worried and hurting, including you. You can also feel it tapping into some old stuff, magnifying how lousy you feel. You have worked so hard in your life to feel in charge and on top of things but now feel out of control and helpless. It's not a good feeling. Even worse, your usual coping mechanisms -- going to yoga class, getting coffee with a co-worker, or throwing yourself into work -- have been taken away for now. There's no real end in sight and you're not sure what to do. We understand how awful that feels and want to help. The therapists at Nova Terra Therapy work both online and in-person to help clients like you to identify and deal with both old and new anxiety triggers. We use a variety of approaches but are particular fans of blending cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and EMDR. Using this combination, we help you to get at what's happening in both your mind and your body when it comes to anxiety-provoking or traumatic events. We've found that these two heavily-researched evidence-based treatments are particularly effective at giving our clients efficient, long-standing relief.
Aryn Gentry, LCSW; Infinite Abilities Counseling LLC
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I am an LCSW in Richmond, Virginia that specializes in providing outpatient counseling to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and/or their families/caregivers. As your therapist, I aim to create a safe space where we can work together to reduce stressors, learn coping skills/resources and see growth as you gain confidence in your path forward.
When you experience trauma or stressful life situation, it is not uncommon for your life to feel out of control. I have a passion to help others who have experienced a traumatic event or a stressful life situation. It is my goal to help others to find healthy perceptions of themselves, and to strengthen interpersonal relationships. If you're looking for extra support and guidance to help you know yourself better or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.