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Three Women

Anxiety doesn't have to run your life.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) can help you get back to the present and experience more joy.

Does this sound like you?

You're doing your best to function as a high achieving adult who has their stuff 'together', but deep down, you may be struggling more than others would realize. Therapy may be for you if:

- You struggle with overthinking, people pleasing, and have poor boundaries

- You feel stressed, overwhelmed and burnt-out from work and/or parenting

- You have low self esteem and are critical of yourself, stemming from past experiences with criticism from parents, peers and/or partners

- You have difficulty being your true self around others or fear expressing yourself authentically

- You have strained relationships where your needs aren't met or conflicts are avoided/ unresolved

- You feel disconnected from your intuition, feel lost and uncertain of your future or your purpose

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy? (DBT)

DBT is a form of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and is an evidence based treatment. DBT is a problem-solving approach that provides individuals with new skills to manage difficult emotions and decrease ineffective behavior patterns. DBT aims to provide therapeutic skills in four key areas: emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, mindfulness, and distress tolerance.

DBT is rooted in emotion regulation, especially for those who are highly sensitive people and/or experienced an invalidating environment in their upbringing. This leads to confusion on when our different emotions, perspectives, and actions are valid or justified, and, we start to even question our own validity or who we even are. The unrelenting cycle of fear and shame that evolves from this is painful and yet, difficult to stop without the proper tools. 

How can therapy help me?

In our work together, we will explore your current challenges with respect to your past experiences. We will explore the validity of your thoughts, feelings and actions. We will decrease the intensity of painful emotions. We will identify when your instincts are right on point in seeing a problem and tackle how to solve it, even if it's a problem with another person or at work, or if others don't see the problem at all and are dismissing you. You will learn how to let go, care less, and feel free from your anxiety. I will teach you how to use interpersonal effectiveness skills to get your wants and needs met in your relationships while remaining aligned with your values and identity. We will practice mindfulness and increase your awareness in the present moment so you can experience more joy and less suffering. We will heal the harm caused by a critical mom and you will rewrite your story.

You don't need to continue living with the stress of your anxiety. Schedule your appointment today!

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