Counseling for Anxiety
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are the two major treatment approaches with a strong evidence base for treating anxiety. I have expertise in combining these approaches along with other tools to provide lasting change for each individual client. Common sources of anxiety include:
Big life transitions such as relocation, marriage, divorce or loss
Work related stress and career transitions
Confusion about life purpose and values
Fear of taking risks in life that you’d really like to be able to take
Anxiety related to pregnancy, postpartum and parenting
Conflicted feelings about religion and spirituality
I work with men and women at various points in their journey toward and through parenthood. These challenges include:
Postpartum mood and anxiety disorders (including postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other challenges adjusting to new parent life)
Pregnancy-related concerns and associated stress
Relationships affected by the addition of children
Past traumatic experience that is resurfacing through the journey of parenting
Issues of fatherhood.
I have extensive experience providing psychotherapy for high-achieving professionals and entrepreneurs.
Frequent issues that come up in therapy include :
Prioritizing relationships in the face of stressful work demands
Managing the anxiety associated with the risks it takes to start a venture
The difficulty of being vulnerable when everyone in your industry is watching for your confidence
My counseling practice is a place where all spiritual beliefs are respected and seen as a vital part of emotional growth. As a Christian therapist with a background in both clinical counseling and Christian ministry, churches and ministries frequently refer people to my practice. My approach is about helping clients relate to God from within our often difficult experiences, when we can’t just make these experiences go away. It is about recognizing that as human beings, we are equal parts body, mind, soul and spirit; and that our healing must take place within all of these areas with equal recognition. See this page for more information about my approach.
LCSW Supervision and consultation
I provide clinical supervision for social workers working toward LCSW supervised hours (Illinois or Tennessee), as well as consultation to other professionals with a special emphasis on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Currently, I am in the process of organizing a supervision group for emerging career therapists working toward licensure, as well as a professional consultation group focused on ACT that will meet monthly in the Nashville area.