You're making the first step to care for yourself and those close to you! Choosing the right therapist is similar to beginning any new kind of relationship, sometimes you have to meet lots of people before finding someone who you like to be around, or can even tolerate being around. The process often can bring up a range of feelings. It is not always easy to figure out if someone will be able to understand you and "get" you, right? And, knowing who to allow to be close to you can be unclear, too... Ideally, there is something about the other person that gives you a sense of safety and comfort for you to be able to relax a little, feel ok about yourself and the world, even for a moment... See if I am the right fit for you. Take time to read the statements in this website. If you have any questions, feel free to call me at 424-254-9393.
I work with individuals of all ages, couples and families to improve the overall quality of their lives. I can help you to feel better about yourself, the way you perceive people and the environment around you, identify ways to manage and reduce emotional volatility, symptoms of anxiety or depression. I will guide you to learn ways to make healthier decisions for yourself, diminish conflict, manage life transitions and create opportunities for change. Using traditional verbal and non-verbal therapy methods, I will support and guide your exploration of social issues, family issues, relationship dynamics, and any history of trauma, to help you regain a sense of self, self-confidence, purpose and control.
One of the treatment techniques I specialize in is Art Therapy. It is an effective, non-verbal therapeutic tool for bridging gaps in communication, or accessing and expressing thoughts and feelings that may be painful or difficult to address in words. It is not about creating beautiful work for others to see, but about what comes up for you emotionally during the process of making art and looking at it to inform your treatment. So, no skill is necessary, and it is appropriate for all ages.
I hope to hear from you soon to begin your healing process, and help you to create a more joyful and fulfilling life. Please call 424-254-9393 or email me at JRWArtTx@gmail.com to schedule your first appointment today.