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Although education about how to regulate our emotions should ideally start from very early on in our childhood, many of us lack the skills to do so and cannot comprehend the depth of our emotions. Moreover, for highly sensitive individuals, this emotional pain becomes a barrier to a quality life. We then fall into patterns of underregulating or overregulating our emotions, which pervade in many different forms.
I have experience working with middle school kids up to the college-aged population. I integrate elements from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) in the treatment of anxiety-related disorders and trauma-informed care. I can help you explore appropriate ways of regulating your emotions and anxieties and equip you with skills (e.g. distress tolerance skills, mindfulness) to help you lead a more meaningful life. I also emphasize the balance of thoughts, emotions, and behavior to explore a more holistic way of living.
I graduated from St. John's College and am currently completing my master's degree in clinical psychology at Western Carolina University. My research interests include the issue of comorbidity in PTSD, and maintenance and vulnerability factors of anxiety-related disorder. In my free time, I enjoy hiking to waterfalls, reading books (novels and philosophy), playing soccer, and listening to instrumentals.