Depression is different from simple sadness. Sadness occurs in response to a situation or life event. It’s an emotion that moves through us like a flowing river. But depression is a river that’s been turned to ice — hardened, frozen, and seemingly permanent. You’ve tried every way you know to break through it, but nothing’s worked.
Everyone is challenged by anxiety from time to time. For individuals whose anxiety symptoms dominate their life, their fight/flight response turns on too frequently, or doesn’t turn off easily once it’s on. Fortunately, anxiety is treatable… With help, you can significantly reduce these symptoms and experience peace once again.
At some point, you may find yourself feeling frustrated that your ADHD symptoms prevent you from demonstrating your true potential and intelligence to others. You might be worried that you won’t achieve your dreams and fear its impact on your career — dashing your hopes for the future.
Welcome to Heartminded Psychotherapy
Life is hard, and often leaves you wounded… with core beliefs, formed from pain, that constrict you, and with emotional scars that haven’t healed. You meet the present with bitterness, with rigid patterns of response to others, and you’re tired.
What can I offer you? A compassionate response based on who you are as a unique individual and on the centrality of my client-centered approach in working with people. We are human beings, with human needs, above all else. In my more than 30 years of experience, I have yet to meet someone who hasn’t wanted their humanity, and their strengths and values affirmed, along with their problems being recognized and understood. As we work together, I may shift into psychodynamic work for helping to heal the heart and its scar tissue, or shift into cognitive work, for helping the mind and its rigidities, as needed. In Heartminded Psychotherapy, emotions and thoughts are equally attended to; after all, we only sustain our changes when both are in alignment.
I invite you to take a deeper look at each of my specialties to see how I may be of service to you.
~ Janet ~