I'm offering online therapy sessions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feeling better about your life and connected to yourself and others is possible. Let’s work together to change the influence of stress in your life and create more balance, greater self-awareness and feel better about yourself, your life and where you are going.

“I don’t want to feel like this any longer.” Or “I just want to feel better about myself and my life.” Many of my clients will say something this. They feel stuck while anxieties, sadness and the fears of not being good only seem to grow. They can point to many good things in their lives but really feeling happier isn’t happening. Feeling ashamed to admit even to themselves or others about how hard things are and that self-doubt is settling in.

Work, school and relationships require an energy that is harder and harder to find. The need to present well can be exhausting and even destructive. You may try to remind yourself to feel positive or grateful but sometimes even that reinforces a feeling of shame that your life feels so difficult. The idea of showing up for yourself starts to feel impossible; connecting with friends, family or a partner feels difficult or simply out of reach.

Sadness may show up as anger or an increasing withdrawal from people who care about you and activities you once enjoyed. Alcohol or other addictive patterns may increase as the need to be numb grows. These unhealthy patterns and feelings are not you and they do not define you.

Many of these feelings are rooted in trauma whether that word is used or not. Sometimes we think traumatic experiences must be extremely dramatic but actually trauma is experienced by all of us at different times and events in our lives. Anxiety, shame, medical or perinatal challenges, bullying or pain from childhood and family issues, relationship patterns you want to change, sports performance injuries or difficulties, negative thoughts and feelings about yourself and low self-esteem can all have origins in trauma.

Relationships, Family and Childhood

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Physical and Medical Trauma

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Anxiety

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Sports

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EMDR & Brainspotting

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Dr. Tim Ridge

PsyD, LMHC, LMFT