Mental Health Therapy
My belief is that everyone can benefit from therapy and having the support of an unbiased person to talk to.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is based on the belief that our thoughts create our feelings, and that if we change our negative thinking our feelings will change. CBT teaches that it is not the event which causes the emotion (and our behavioral reaction) but the meaning we give that event - or what we think ABOUT that event.
There are many powerful tools that have been developed to help you change your negative thoughts and feelings. Working with a Mental Health Therapist will help you learn how to use those tools to make changes in your life and relationships. Negative distorted thoughts tell us “once everything falls into place, I will feel peace”. Therapy helps you find your peace and then everything falls into place.
Kristen can help you address the true source of your unhappiness, anxiety and relationship problems.
Kristen helped by teaching me tools to handle anxious situations. She allowed a safe space for me to open up about my emotions and together we worked through them to get to the root cause of reoccurring patterns.
You can CHANGE the way you FEEL.
The very instant you stop believing distorted thoughts, your feelings will change. Epictetus the Greek philosopher in the first century, said: "Men are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them”
When people begin therapy, they often believe that their distress is never going to end. >> However, working with a therapist helps you understand that you have the power to improve your situation.
What to Expect with Mental Health Therapy...
While some issues and problems respond best to a particular model of therapy, what seems to be critical and important is the therapeutic alliance and relationship with your therapist. Feeling that your therapist understands you and is warm, supportive and concerned is necessary for change.
Mental Health Therapy works best when it is collaborative and focused on a specific problem or emotion that you want help with. Depression, habits and addictions, anxiety and relationship problems respond very quickly to this collaborative approach. Kristen will use a variety of methods to assess your progress and how you feel about the therapeutic relationship.
Giving and receiving feedback in this transparent way is how you build positive and lasting change.
At the root of many of our difficulties and problems are self-defeating beliefs like hopelessness, worthlessness, pleasing others, conflict phobia and perfectionism to name a few. When left unchallenged, these beliefs cause much of our emotional pain. Therapy helps you identify, challenge and crush these beliefs. When these beliefs lose the power to control us, we can make the connections with others we long for.
The goal of therapy is to teach you how to change the way you are thinking, feeling and behaving one step at a time.
Therapy can help you:
find the hidden emotion that triggers your anxiety
learn the five secrets of communication to create intimacy
manage (and defeat) depression
recover from trauma using the acceptance paradox
get closer to the people you care about
turn your life and relationships around
How to Get Started
3. Establish On-Going Support
After initial progress has been made, Kristen will recommend on-going support as-needed on a case-by-case basis.
Therapy can’t change the circumstances in your life, but it can change how you think and respond to those circumstances. It would be a joy for me to work with you to make the changes you want in your life.
Kristen Milliron, LCSW, Mental Health Therapist
CONDITIONS I ADDRESS : ANXIETY - DEPRESSION - OVERWHELM - RELATIONSHIPS - HAPPINESS - PAST TRAUMA - PRESSURE -
RESILIENCY - WELLNESS - DECISION MAKING - HABITS - EMOTIONS - COMMUNICATION - PERFORMANCE