Trauma is a cognitive distortion between how you see yourself in the world and something that happened to you. We are expert in treating survivors of rape, childhood abuse or neglect, domestic violence, community violence, racism, sexual discrimination, violence in the workplace, illness, and accidents.
Do you struggle to maintain romantic relationships? friendships? or have conflict with family members? By exploring your patterns and triggers in relationships, we can help you improve your relationships and decide when it is time to move on.
There is no doubt that all of us have experienced trauma and stress just in living through the last few years. We have tools and techniques that can help you move through discomfort and cope with everyday stress and life changes.
Depression and anxiety are far too common in our society and can often fuel one another. We also understand that exhaustion and paralysis makes it feel impossible to do what you know you need to do to feel better. We can help you identify what drives your depression and/or anxiety and provide you with evidence-based techniques and a step-wise approach that will move you towards wellness.
Are you struggling to find a space where you feel you can be fully yourself? Do you feel like you have lost who you are? Or that you never knew who you were in the first place? Do you feel like you are never "good enough"? We can help you discover your strengths, accept who you are, and identify for opportunities for growth.
Do you get so overwhelmed by emotion that you lose control ? lash-out? have panic attacks? self-harm? Maybe you can't even identify what you are feeling? We can teach you mindfulness techniques that will help you recognizing triggers as they happen, self-soothe, and choose the best way to react.
Are you always busy but never accomplishing your priorities? Do you procrastinate? Has working at home during COVID proved impossible? We will encourage you to be kind to yourself as most people struggle with this at some point in their life. We will identify why this is happening for you, treat the underlying cause, and give you tips and techniques to improve.
Whether you are struggling with burnout, job/career dissatisfaction, difficult personalities in the workplace, lack of upward mobility, negative feedback, or a lack of career direction we can support you in identifying your next steps. We will provide honest feedback and practical techniques to improve your professional relationships, network, and job performance.
Do you think anger is a toxic emotion? Whether you get overwhelmed and act out or struggle to stand up for yourself, we can help you by examining your triggers for anger, teaching you skills that will help you self-soothe, and use this important emotion in an effective manner.
Here we recognize privilege and oppression. We want to hear how your story was shaped by societal behaviors and beliefs about race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexuality, disability, immigration or socioeconomic status. We acknowledge and treat the trauma caused by racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism, xenophobia, ableism, classism, size-ism, and religious prejudice. In our own development, we examine our own biases, work on continuous improvement. We can also find empathy for those who do not understand their privilege and consider it our responsibility to guide them in that work.
At Roots & Branches Therapy, our hearts and minds are open to the full spectrum of healthy romantic relationships, sexual (and asexual) identities, and sexual kinks.
However you identify in terms of gender or if you are still unsure , we are here to support you in defining who you are on your own terms.
Regardless of your therapist's belief system, we pledge to honor yours. Making meaning and having faith/hope are important to healing, but as a team we will work to accomplish that whether you are devout, spiritual, agnostic, or atheist.