I’ve been feeling this way the past few days. As I hope things get better they really get worse. Some time last month I fell in love. I ended up trying to save someone and losing all my money and racking up 13,000 in debt…I tried to get an answer but that cost me another 500 as I was scammed…I helped people all through my life. I supported people mentally and emotionally. Now though there is no saving or helping. My job isn’t paying enough, I can’t mentally handle the stress of another job, my grandparents can’t understand me at all I’m still constantly being put down by people around me who supposedly care! My grandparents think I can do anything and that I’m lazy. I’m not. I’m motivated only by what interests me and what doesn’t I can’t focus on. PTSD, ADD/ADHD, depression and probably more…the end reality is I feel 100% screwed. I know I have an inferiority complex and feel no shame. Heck to be able to survive selling myself even though it is degrading has crossed my mind. The fact is I’m a 27 year old failure everyone expected to be great who has been tricked by a fake sugar momma, was used by a girl for his money and has amounted to nothing and can barely complete a video game or writing a book. I’ve always been against pain against suicide…but each day…it seems more like the only out. My grandparents get the insurance money can reclaim on my debts and theirs I don’t ever have to worry again and everyone can move on with their lives. Problem is it only solves part of the lives i touch…those i love who love me for real will be emotionally destroyed…I am in the end in an emotional limbo. I need to get life straight I need a miracle.
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.
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.
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 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.
Across Counseling is a group of experienced mental health practitioners in Vienna, Virginia with diverse specialties as well as other professionals offering integrative specialty services who can help you to resolve issues and challenges. The specialties we offer enable us to meet your specific needs, whether you are feeling depressed, anxious, struggle with issues around food, alcohol, or other substances, sexual or gender identity, grief, trauma, family and relationship issues and more. We also offer an option to work with us using a team approach that can be more effective with multiple members of a family or for clients with multiple issues that respond best to specialized approaches. When needed, the team option enables us to offer a coordinated approach that can be designed to best meet your specific needs. Whether we are working with individuals, couples, families, or groups, we can work together with you to address your issues and challenges and develop a plan to help you to improve your well-being and foster personal growth, to feel better and have a greater enjoyment of life.
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If you are lost, looking to make a real change in your life but do not know the path to take, you need to contact me. IF you are facing trouble with your spouse, or any other family members, we need to talk. If you are dealing with problems at work or lost in your career search, I am the person to talk to. If you are looking for ultimate happiness, I am your ONE stop shop. Let's get started.
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.
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.
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.
You are getting things done! You go to work, knock down those goals- your super successful, and yet, things just aren't working. You're not happy, maybe you can't relax. On a normal week-anxiety keeps you up at night. And, with these last few months, you are even more on edge. Maybe it's time you talked to someone who understands the pressures of working and living in the DC area and how to protect your mental wellness.
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.
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.
I have a passion and an interest in supporting children, teenagers, adults (including LGBTQIA+ community) and veterans with depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, trauma, anger management and work or school-related issues. I also have experience in supporting couples who want to work on improving communication skills and building a stronger relationship.
Everyone struggles at some time or another. That's life. And when the struggle becomes unmanageable, that's where I come in. As a sensorimotor trained therapist I offer a calming, non-judgmental, and supportive environment to explore your struggles. Part of that exploration may involve how your past intrudes upon your present, and your future. We work together to make sense of what is troubling you so you can become empowered to make the changes that will benefit your life. Are you worth that exploration and making those changes? Absolutely! I look forward to connecting with you.