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Have you been feeling stuck and hopeless in the intrusive, unwanted, repetitive and distressing thoughts, feelings, images, sensations or urges? Feeling the compulsion perform endless rituals, or engaging avoidance, mental rumination, or reassurance seeking behaviors to relieve the uncertainty? You are looking at Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
OCD has held you hostages, has been affecting your school, work, life and relationship with others. It has prevented you from living a full life. It's time for you to stare OCD in the face, "You don't get to control my life. I will break your OC cycles at the weakest link and claim back my life!"
I provide psychoeducation about OCD and help creating exposure hierarchy. I provide coaching for you to break Obsessive Compulsive cycles (OC cycles) using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). Since OCD is all about uncertainty, we will start by learning coping strategies to manage anxiety, regulate emotion, and tolerate distress before facing your fear.
You have made it this far on your own, I believe you can do even better. With knowledge, tools, skills, and practice, you will be able to face your fear, resist the compulsion, learn to live with uncertainty, and no longer let OCD control your life.
I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Immigration Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
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Great listener and I always feel better after talking to her when I’m stressed out and have anxiety.
Written on Jan 22, 2022 after therapy with Man for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
I want to thank you for the incredible help you have offered me. When we first started, I was in a very rocky place (as you know) and your approach was exactly what I needed! I know I still have some work to do (that's what life is all about, a constant road towards self-improvement) and I can't thank you enough for all your help and support! You truly are a wonderful therapist and have equipped me with some great tools to cope with situations I encounter. I will forever treasure the work we've done together and the powerful conversations that have allowed me to start the healing process.
Written on Dec 23, 2021 after therapy with Man for 1 month
Man’s expertise is everything I wanted and expected from a therapist. She checks off everything I needed from therapy. It’s my first time using this app and let alone going to therapy, my first session with Man was so helpful. She really listens and pinpoints how to navigate your emotions or whatever you issue may be. She sent me worksheets that really helped me understand my problems and how to get in touch with myself. Man is very knowledgeable and helped nudge me in the right direction. She follows up on topics you talked about from previous sessions and checks in with you if you’ve been working on yourself or want to touch base on anything. I’m thankful for her service!
Written on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Man for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
If you want to be coddled, agreed with and just hear yourself talk - go elsewhere. Man is not going to placate you, but she will give you the feedback you need to grow. I've been amazed at her ability to keep me on track, dive into the heart of things and make our time together matter. In just a few sessions I feel heard, supported and gifted with the wisdom that she imparts. She's a fantastic listener with clear insights into how to transform patterns that aren't working.
Written on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Man for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coaching
She’s amazing! A great listener, honest and compassionate
Written on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Man for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Man leaves my heart full in every session. She hears me, questions me productively, and I have gained new insights and thinking processes after working with her. I am so grateful for her time, her thoughts, and sharing laughter too!
Written on Sep 18, 2021 after therapy with Man for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes