Who are My Clients and What Issues do we address in my Practice?
I have the privilege to work with clients who come to see me for all different reasons, concerns, questions, and needs. Generally (very generally) speaking, my clients fall into one (or more) of the following demographics:
- People grieving with loss (sudden or expected)
- People living with Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness - newly diagnosed or longer term
- University and College Students and Professors/Instructors
- EMS and 911 dispatchers
- Sexual Assault and Abuse Survivors
- LGBTTIQQ2SA young adults and adults - including individuals pre-and post-transition
- Suicide survivors and friends and family members affected by suicide
- Career Changes (e.g. promotions, job loss, retirement, role changes)
- Newly Married, Newly Separated or Divorced
- Yoga students and teachers
- Provisional Psychologists and Psychology Students
And in terms of issues, it really runs a wide range and variety of concerns with which people arrive to my office, including but not limited to:
- Grief and Bereavement
- Anxiety - including Situational Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety
- Trauma - including PTSD, Acute Stress Disorder, Adjustment Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Phobias - for example, phobia of a particular animal
- Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness - including but not limited to: Cancer, Inflammatory Arthritis & related auto-immune rheumatological concerns, Genito Pelvic Pain disorder, Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Death and Dying
- Suicidality - support through suicidal ideation, and support for loved ones affected by suicide
- Identity - biographical disruption and identity reconstruction
- Athletic Identity - role of sports, injury and life after retiring or injury
- Issues related to Sex and Sexuality - including issues related to dating, marriage, monogamous or polyamorous relationships; and Sexual concerns such as decreased libido, pain with intercourse, premature ejaculation disorder, etc)
- Gender construction and issues related to Masculinities and Femininities - and all that comes with challenging and/or conforming to norms
- Communication - between partners, between colleagues, between friends, within families, etc.
- Resiliency, Self-Empowerment, and Coping Skills
- Self-Concept, Self-Confidence, and Self-Worth
- Body Image and Body Dysmorphia
- Creating new meaning in life, reconnecting to your passions, reconnecting to a new or changed identity after a significant life event - e.g. establishing a new business, finding your voice, dating after divorce, sex after onset of chronic illness...and so on.
Again, please know these lists are provided simply for a very general overview and they are by no means exhaustive or comprehensive for the clients with whom I work or psychological concerns that I address in my practice.
If you have a concern or issue with which you would like my support and assistance that is not listed, please connect and we can discuss during a FREE Consultation appointment.