A Different Kind of Anxiety + Depression Therapy
Our big beautiful brains search for problems, working to keep us safe, not happy, which means sometimes anxiety and sadness tips from everyday stress reactions to heightened “fight, flight, or freeze” patterns, especially if there has been past trauma. Feelings of fear and sadness are helpful warnings, telling us that something is off in our life and to proceed with caution.
We often get stuck in patterns of repeating the same unhelpful thoughts over and over and over again, like worries about the future, safety, what others think about us, or if we’re good enough. You can find peace of mind once your body and your mind can both agree that you’re safe right now in this moment, you’re a worthwhile person, and that there are things you can do to make yourself feel better.
I want to sit with you in your places of fear and help you create lasting peace for yourself. Using a science-based approach, I’ll teach you about how anxiety and depression do not have to become chronic conditions and help you learn evidenced-based ways of taking small and repeatable actions that will help build the life you’ve been dreaming of!
How can you help with anxiety & depression?
Using the latest in neuroscience like EMDR and mindfulness, I take a full history and identify symptoms that are bringing you discomfort right now with the utmost care and respect. I’ll teach you coping skills taken from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which will help you take small and manageable steps towards feeling better right now.
We’ll also discuss ways you can relax your nervous system, which helps to retrain parts of your brain that are struggling to rest and believe in yourself. Using these tools in session and outside sessions will help build your self-confidence and courage. And as we move forward, I’ll borrow insights from Polyvagal Theory and show you ways to regulate your emotions and reshape your nervous system and brain for states of calm, I’ll also teach you ways of talking kindly to yourself while also not engaging in the negative thoughts.
And when you are ready, we can use EMDR to engage in a gentle and powerful exploration of your past so we can get to the roots of your struggles and help you heal. You’ll learn how amazing you really are and you’ll experience freedom from pain, which is my mission for you and your care!
What helps reduce anxiety + depression?
There are so many things you can do to help yourself feel good again, and with intentional practice, you can retrain your brain to feel more calm, relaxed, and uplifted. Sign up for my monthly newsletter and receive a beautiful self-care gift of science-based approaches I have created to help you to be kind to yourself. You can sign up for my monthly newsletter here.
Are you ready to start your healing journey?
Please call or text my practice number which is (817) 642 – 7305, or send me an email at jenn at theholyabsurd dot com (to prevent spam bots). I look forward to hearing from you!