Manage Your Anxiety

Teens and College Students

Quiet the negative self-talk

Build confidence

 

College brings a lot of new changes and transitions not all of them easy. You may be stressed over late-night study sessions and new living arrangements. To being independent on your own for the first time, to juggling classes and activities, meeting people for the first time from different walks of life, managing your classes and sleep college means adapting in new ways everyday. Counseling can bring a sense of wellbeing and peace of mind back into your everyday life. My time working with college students gives me the ability to understand the unique stresses you face. Freshman starting, junior struggling with internships or senior worried about finding a job, I can help. 

Help for Anxiety, Panic Attacks

Anxiety Signs

Fear, overwhelm, ruminations

Mood swings, tension, irritability

Sleep disturbances from mind looping

Lack of focus and restlessness

Brain fog, weight loss, fatigue

Panic Signs

Rapid pounding heart

Shortness of breath

Fear of loss of control

Sweating or chills

Sense of impeding danger 

 

Get relief using a personalized treatment plan treating mind & body

  • EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization, Reprocessing)
  • Thought management EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
  • Personalized  Meditations
  • Mindful Nourishment
  • Neuropsychology
  • Breathwork
  • Tapas Acupressure Technique
  • Hypnosis
  • Energy psychology
  • Somantic therapy with Flower essencesBy applying the appropriate essence to "trigger" points on the feet or hands, I can further assist the client's release of energy blocks. the use of essences provides a complimentary vibrational tool to assist self-healing.
Therapy can help. Parents don’t underestimate the power of basics. Make sure your young adult is eating a balanced diet with proteins, getting enough sleep, physical activity. And keep them busy with purposeful activities. There are resources you can use at home, books, online programs that can help your family. Most are CBT based with efforts to change thinking patterns including videos and exercises that can explore the symptoms of anxiety and identify triggers to overwhelming feelings. And then coping exercises the help address those feelings. These programs  while they can be effective. They can’t replace the benefits of face-to-face therapy for children and teenagers. Look for websites of children’s hospitals and professional organizations. “CBT Toolbox” series of books and Magination Press Children’s books from APA are a good place to start. MAP, My anxiety plan has a multipart online course for teenagers. 
Our first session determines if there is a good match between us. We explore what is happening for you and if I can be of help. If we decide to work together, we will find the way that works the best for you.
At the start of my sessions with clients I may look at the astrological birth chart to get a sense of what archetypal themes are ‘up’ for a client. There are no good or bad charts, all parts relate to the whole and we have free will. The planets in your chart and personalized meditations can help you become self-aware and develop the ability to self-observe and become more aware of moments of choice.
I use tools like thought repatterning, CBT, EMDR, neurofeedback, body-focused techniques, guided chakra meditation, vibrational repatterning, archetypal imagery and breath brings deep relaxation and help you connect to yourself thought reflection and contemplation. Integrative health counseling can help restore balance on a physical, psychological and spiritual level. 
I am a licensed therapist and certified coach and bring my intuitive problem-solving skills to help you achieve your goals. Where therapeutic counseling provides insight and resolution on issues past, present and future, coaching specifically helps you break your goal into manageable steps, track your progress and identify and overcome personal roadblocks. This is a more goal-oriented, issue-specific approach than traditional therapy ( I focus on looking toward the future). I help clients explore their inner selves through the tools I use that encourage “right-brain” thinking.