Just recently at the age of 22 I have been diagnosed with arthritis in my left foot, most specifically acquired hallux rigidus in my big toe. I never expected the pain in my toe to be that, though arthritis runs through the family on both sides and both of my parents have it in one form or another. Now it seems as though I am having similar feeling in the big toe on my other foot and scared that it is not just in my mind on what I may be feeling in my toe. This diagnosis has crushed me has having arthritis will not let me physically work in the career I have been wanting to go into for many years. I have been dealing with the chronic pain since January, even getting a cortisone shot that is only helping at keeping the pain at bay, and knowing that my dreams are now ruined, I am not sure what to do…I do not know where to aim to seek another dream that I am physically able to do without being rejected. I still have not seen a psychologist as I keep telling myself to but I can’t find the motivation to get help, between attempting to find a new apartment as well as trying to get through the workday that seems to be getting more difficult every shift. Everyday just keeps getting harder and harder to deal with as well as the pain. I just feel like I had to get that off my chest in a serious way. I keep relieving some of the pain in dark humor that I know others are not understanding. I am still unsure of what to do and I am so very lost mentally and physically. I am not sure how long I will last before the pain gets worse.
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 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.
I believe that in order for psychotherapy to be effective, it is the relationship between the therapist and the client that provides room for growth and change. Therapy is such a deeply personal process and I'd be happy to talk with you to see if we would be a good fit.
Therapy is an investment in yourself. The best therapeutic relationship is a partnership with common goals. With over 25 years experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, Ms. Ryan has worked with diverse client populations and diagnoses. Please call for a confidential phone consultation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
A space is provided for you to talk about your experiences, feel heard, valued and a sense of belonging. I am here for support, helping you to identify your strengths, develop the courage to face life challenges and be imperfect, create change, grow, heal, live your truth, and be your authentic self.
Sometimes things happen in life that we cannot stand up and keep walking like we have in the past. I help my clients take a look at what it is that has them feeling stuck and unhappy, where that might be coming from and work on the root of the problem.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and reality counseling. I will tailor our communication and treatment plan based on your specific needs.
I like to approach things step by step with you in an attempt to understand you and find more effective and lasting solutions on your journey to a happier, more fulfilling life. I enjoy working with people and helping them find the tools they may need on their journey, and doing this in many different ways. In a real effort to move away from the 'mental illness' stigma, I try to broaden clients views on psychological health and help them overcome everyday problems/stressors/situations. We live in an era where we are constantly busy and on the move and it may take its toll on us emotionally. I understand this, if this sounds familiar to you, please dont hesitate to contact me.
I have observed that the patients I care for struggle with the very things that make us human, namely difficult thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and the inner conflict these create. Ultimately we are all looking to feel comfortable in our own skin, fulfilled in our relationships and lead satisfying lives no matter what life throws at us. The path forward for many patients includes a deep acceptance, not necessarily agreement, of the barriers interfering with life satisfaction, dis-empowering them and then creating space for creatively responding to them. Welcoming to LGBTQi2s communities and all nationalities and traditions. As an experienced practitioner of eastern wisdom traditions and a fellow human who has walked the road less travelled, we explore your inner world using approaches to increase psychological flexibility. By transforming one’s relationship with said thoughts and feelings, space is created to traverse the often tumultuous waters of human experience. Whatever your challenge, a path forward across these waters exists. Together we partner in creating of a field of mutual experience where trust, connection, and understanding lead you to the other shore. The process often involves raising your awareness and consciousness around difficult memories and events and developing a new relationship with them.
Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Are you struggling with symptoms of anxiety or depression? Or having relationship issues? I am here to help. I am passionate about helping my clients overcome their difficulties, learn to be compassionate to themselves and rediscover their courage.
Whether it's relationship issues, work/life balance or internal dissatisfaction, we'll work together to reach your goals. I'm passionate about helping you overcome struggles in life. My personalized approach allows therapy to fit into your busy lifestyle. Call for a Free Consultation - Let's Talk!
'Transforming Grief...into living again with faith, hope, and love toward healing and growth' ~ contact me if you are searching for someone to talk with that truly understands how the Death of a Child impacts your whole being of mind, body & spirit