I offer a different kind of counseling, for those who think and feel differently. This is a judgment free space to allow for free expression of emotions, and to help you find solutions to the barriers in your life.
AND COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENTS
Thinking differently can be difficult because it is easy to feel like you are "outside" of everyone else. These differences can be hard to manage.
Treatment at Positive Perceptions, LLC is tailored to your needs. Some treatment strategies we can use are
- Finding your strengths
- Improving awareness of emotions
- Improving your ability to balance facts and feelings
- Learning healthy ways to deal strong feelings
- Processing confusing or upsetting events
- Improving Assertive communication
- How to improve concentration and organization
- Improving self-esteem
- Helping you learn strategies and skills to move you towards your personal goals
Autism Spectrum and Sensory Processing Disorders
Everything around you feels out of your control. Either your searching for more, or seeking a break from the intensity of the world around you. Symptoms of Autism and SPD can look very different in each individual.
Understanding how these differences can be managed can help to move through the constant stress and learn more about your strengths.
Some areas we can work together to improve include :
- Social skill building
- emotional education
- how to change your environment to fit your needs
- increasing attention
-reducing family stress
- improving your ability to ask for help when you need it.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Being asked to focus on a task can feel like torture. Your mind wanders and it is stressful when deadlines are hard to meet. It can be hard to want to do your work or homework when you know your heart just isn't in the work, and even if it was your mind just won't stay there.
Did you know that ADHD can have many benefits when symptoms are managed appropriately? I can help you learn to improve a variety of skills including:
-memory and concentration
- reduce impulsivity
- learning how to get along with others
- exploring healthier ways to seek new interests
-manage those times of intense interest and concentration
- how to stick with something
- finding motivation to start and complete tasks
-improving your mental flexibility
-creating positive options for creativity and ingenuity
Being able to take control of these skills are key in turning problematic symptoms into life long strengths.
Developmental disorders can feel overwhelming, and it can feel like you are always trying to fight to act and think like everyone else, it can feel stressful when others are pushing you to fit in.
We can work together to help you find your strengths, identify the stress and struggles, and create goals to help you connect and grow as the person you are meant to be.
Everyone's strengths are different, and I can help you improve:
- Attention and Memory
- Emotional Understanding
- Anger Management
- Impulse Control
- Building Self-esteem
- Building skills to help you adapt and
cope with changes
- Increasing Independence
Other Medical/Physical Conditions
Learning what is going on in your body is a rollercoaster of emotions. Not every diagnosis comes with an easy fix, even when we desperately hoped there would be a magic cure.
A diagnosis of a medical illness can be a confusing and stressful time, especially if the concern comes on unexpectedly or has lasting effects.
I can give you a safe place to vent, and help you learn how to manage any emotions your experience is creating.
We can work together to improve your quality of life, as well as learning to accept how this illness, disability, or injury is a part of your life but is not the entirety of your identity. Many illnesses and injuries can experience increased symptoms or slowed healing during times of increased stress. Therapy can help you learn how to manage stress effectively to reduce "flare-ups" or increased healing time.