I offer individual counseling to anyone ages 15 +. If you are unsure if Alpine Psychotherapy would be the right fit for you, contact me for a free consultation!
Life as a teenager can be a very rocky and confusing time, often for both the teen and caregiver! I love connecting with teens to help them navigate the many challenges they face as they navigate their world and begin to grow fully into themselves. I also provide caregiver support and family sessions if desired.
Some examples of experiences that may cause traumatic stress may include:
- Backcountry accidents
- Climbing falls
- Bike crashes
- Witness to injury or death
- Survivors guilt
- Blockages to performance
- Performance anxiety
In relation to these experiences, you might notice:
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Difficulty sleeping
- Emotional numbness
- Loss of sense of self
- Avoidance of sport or related triggers
- Distressing or intrusive thoughts or memories
- Re-living the traumatic experience
I incorporate various modalities into treatment, including CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and others as appropriate, depending on the unique needs of each individual. I also utilize EMDR Therapy and Brainspotting, as they have the ability to accelerate the course of treatment, and are known to be effective approaches to treating trauma and blockages in performance.
Sometimes our therapeutic needs are simple. Other times, there may be many layers. It is my mission to provide you with a safe, accepting, understanding, and nonjudgemental space. We will work together to navigate through whatever comes up. Though I may help you create structure to guide your treatment, you are in complete control!