Therapy for Trauma Healing & Anxiety
in Janesville, Wisconsin
Do you keep finding yourself in toxic, abusive relationships over & over & over again?
Are you a people pleaser, putting everyone else's needs before your own?
Are you afraid to make a decision because you're not sure if it's the "RIGHT" decision?
Do people tell you that you overreact emotionally?
You are 1 of these 2 kinds of people:
Right now you're in a relationship that is all too familiar to you. You walk around on eggshells to avoid conflict and to keep yourself (and children) safe. You're afraid to stand up for yourself because in the past you've gotten hurt for talking back.
Maybe you're not currently in a relationship, but you're afraid it's going to happen again. You don't trust yourself to be able to stand up and demand to be treated with respect.
Maybe it took you FOREVER to decide on a major in college because you had to be sure it was THE RIGHT ONE, because god forbid you make a mistake and have to change our major!
You still find it difficult t make decisions for your life because you're so afraid of how it will affect others and what they will think of you.
You always seem to have this inner turmoil and angst in your relationships and at work. Something always seems off which upsets you and triggers emotional reactions, likely unwarranted because all of this anger and anxiety has built up over time until 1 small thing makes you explode either into anger or tears.
Freedom to live in the present moment free of analyzing every potential outcome!
Begin to develop skills to cope with anxiety
Work on developing skills to build trust and healthy positive relationships
Begin to explore trauma from your past and identify how it affects you today
Learn and practice assertiveness skills to cultivate confidence in yourself so others no longer take advantage of you
The way I work with my clients in therapy sessions on this typically involves a Rogerian approach initially. What this looks like is you and I talking about what is going on in your life, the way you would with your best friend. The benefit of this style is to accept you as you are, free from judgment, and work from this space.
Depending on what comes up, I may pull in other types of therapies.
Somatic therapy, Mindfulness, and energy healing helps me to teach you the body-mind-spirit connection.
Transpersonal psychology is more of a approach that helps my clients to see the bigger picture as it relates to their life experiences. It's more of a broad spiritual approach.
Depth/Jungian/Psychodynamic helps me to show you how your emotions, any physical symptoms or complaints, previous life experiences, and traumas are related.
Internal Family Systems is a therapy utilized to help you connect to disconnected or dissociated "parts" of the Self that you may consciously be aware of, OR may live within you subconsciously.
Your past does not equal your present, nor does it predict your future.
Learn to live in present moment and actually ENJOY life for a change!
What are sessions like?
Sessions are 60 minutes. I'm more on an intuitive therapist and will roll with whatever you bring to the session that day. However, there may be times I prepare an activity for us to specifically work on together.
How long do I need to be in therapy?
Therapy, unlike life coaching, is open-ended and dependent upon how quickly you want to resolve the issues you are seeking help for, as well as how emotionally ready you are to face them. We review your treatment goals on a quarterly basis together to assess whether or not you are progressing and whether or not it is best for you to continue.
How do I know if therapy will work for me?
Honestly? You'll never know unless you try it. And "trying" looks like showing up for yourself week to week, being honest with yourself, and revealing what needs to be said free of judgment from you so you can finally understand why you do thing things you do, react the way you react, and think the things you think!
Do I have homework after sessions?
Yep! I'm a big believer in giving homework. I refer books or articles to read to help you further learn a concept I'm trying to teach. I may send you videos to watch, have your journal, make lists, do something creative like color or paint, or even do something to relax yourself like take a long bath or allow yourself to take a nap.
Will you make me relive my traumas?
No, you already relive them every single day, subconsciously. What we will do is investigate different coping skills to help ease your anxiety and constant worrying so you feel safe in your body. At some point we will naturally begin to talk about your trauma and identify patterns so you can see how it is manifesting itself to this day, and work on breaking that cycle so you can create a new path for yourself.
How do we get started?
Schedule a FREE consultation to get to know me first, OR
Schedule your Intake appointment and I'll send over your Intake paperwork to fill out!