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We are social creatures. We are meant to connect, and to belong. This is one of our strongest drives.
To this end, our brain adapts, beginning its development in utero. It does not stop its growing and changing throughout life; we are in constant transition and renewal. Our mind is always in a state of becoming, never static and often likened to an ever-flowing stream.
We then can begin to appreciate the interconnection of all things and in turn an acceptance that there is something larger, greater than ourselves. My spiritual training and practices contribute to and have become integral in my clinical work. I have learned to surrender to a relationship with a power of something that is not only the essence of compassion, but of timeless Grace.
IT IS NEVER JUST ONE THING
If I’m not asked a hundred times a week, “But why?!” And again I say, “It is never just one thing.” Today, science and technology demonstrate the dynamic relationships between our brain, our gut, our thoughts and our emotions each of which are wrapped into our history and experiences. Techniques from our eastern traditions to western science can ultimately quiet the chatter in our head and generate a sense of self awareness, calm and restoration.
We work on strengthening cornerstones such as sleep, exercise, meditation and prayer, yoga, and healthy food intake are essential to balance and calm. Ultimately we can find a pathway to heal, to purpose and to become all we are meant to be.
I believe that the common denominator to healing is to find a habit of calm.
Interventions used in treatment: Cognitive Challenging, Cognitive Refocusing and Reframing, Exploration of Coping Patterns, Exploration of Emotions, Exploration of Relationship Patterns, Reflective Feedback, Interpersonal Resolutions, Mindfulness Training, Psycho-Education, Relaxation/Deep Breathing, Structured Problem Solving, Supportive Reflection, and Symptom Management. Prolonged Exposure therapy which is a gold standard supported by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
Couples & Family Therapy / Premarital Preparation
We learn to shift from judgement of our loved ones to making sense of their behaviors, with empathy. We learn to see and to hear our special people.
“The unconscious is trying to resurrect the past is not a matter of habit or blind compulsion but of a compelling need to heal old childhood wounds.” ―
Adolescence and Young Adults
Adolescence is a building block to young adulthood. Twenty-something is well established to be the critical period for adult development. Difficult events do not need to cripple this trajectory, but rather can be used to create powerful, positive lessons that fuel people to achieve their hopes and purpose.
“We know that the brain caps off its second and last growth spurt in your 20s as it rewires itself for adulthood, which means that whatever it is you want to change about yourself, now is the time to change it. We know that personality changes more during your 20s than at any other time in life, and we know that female fertility peaks at age 28, and things get tricky after age 35. So your 20s are the time to educate yourself about your body and your options.”
Don’t wait to claim your life’s direction, know where you come from and begin to discover where you belong.
Stress Management/Mindfulness and Meditation Training
It is almost inevitable that we all will have ‘stress’ in our daily lives no matter our age and for seemingly endless reasons. Stress can preclude us from a good nights rest while chronic stress can trigger us into a frightening mood disorder or any number of physical manifestations from skin disorders to heart disease.
Bereavement, Grief & Loss
The ground from under us is shaken. What we knew no longer is, and will never be the same. Our sensibilities may be like a vacuum of disconnect and isolation. It is not unusual for us to fall flat, even to become paralyzed. I don’t believe we ever ‘get over’ loosing someone to death, but rather adapt to what is now different and unfamiliar.
Divorce, Co-Parenting & Parenting Issues
Children will get lost in marital conflict, no matter the best of circumstances. From a psychological perspective, we inherently imprint our parents as a part of our selves. Ever wonder why “I can say something bad about my parent, but you better not!” When we place a negative against a child’s parent (particularly when we are the spouse) in the presence of the child, we might as well be saying it directly against the him/her. This in turn will play deeply against the child’s sense of self worth.
Workplace Mediation / Conflict Resolution
Conflict at work can be physically and emotionally exhausting. When we feel escalated and anxious our energy and enthusiasm is weak; all counterproductive to a strong workplace environment.
Learning about the unique skills that a person brings to the workplace helps us respect each other as coworkers. In a professional environment personal boundaries and mutual respect are key. We each have our role in a system and on a team. It is the diverse skill sets that create a strong tapestry Group moral is lifted when the hard earned product is accomplished. The overall positivity of the team can permeate the workplace and ultimately extend to the community they serve.
Mood Disorders: Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, PTSD
Over a lifetime it is not unusual to find ourselves on a spectrum of sadness or anxiety. Sometimes a collection of a pattern of behaviors and symptoms get us stuck. It can impose on our personal lives, our work lives and our pleasure activities. We can even get paralyzed and find that those around us have no understanding, let alone compassion for what it is like to suffer with a mood disorder.
Many mood disorders and traumas are often going on the same time. Dr. Harry uses specific treatment techniques that are conformed to each person’s unique needs and set of circumstances.
For our first responders, and veterans who may find themselves on a spectrum of PTSD, Dr. Harry is trained to use a the VA’s gold standard treatment for PTSD, Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE). This would be a discussion in session.