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Therapy is a guide toward defining and reaching life goals. With over 30 years of experience, my interactive approach utilizes the skills and strengths of the individual or couple to resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. I work with adults dealing with depression, anxiety, phobias, addictions, loss and grief, lifestyle changes and crisis. When indicated, I use therapeutic hypnosis for a range of issues such as improving self esteem, breaking habits, pain reduction, and smoking cessation, and some health concerns.  This article reveals how it can help in reducing health symptoms. Find more information, go to www.asch.net.

EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) is a technique that is very effective for phobias and traumas. It is commonly used for reducing stress and emotionally disturbing thoughts. You can find more information about it at www.emdr.com.

The following issues are frequently addressed:

Depression

Are you feeling sad most of the time? Are you experiencing difficulty with sleep? Either too much, waking up with difficulty getting to sleep. Difficulty getting up in the morning. Losing weight or gaining weight. Poor concentration, fatigue, crying spells, feeling of hurting yourself. Are you taking antidepressants? Learn more...

Anxiety

Are you an excessive worrier? Do you have persistent thoughts most of the time? Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep? Muscle tension; difficulty with indigestion; irrational fears; compulsive behaviors, self consciousness and self doubt panic attacks with sudden fears of helplessness, rapid heart beat, dizziness, chest and stomach pain, fear of dying or going crazy. Learn more...

Phobias

Have you had persistent fears that threaten the quality of your life? Fears that create an uncontrollable panic or dread that usually last longer than 6 months are a sign of phobias. You could have one or more. Some phobias include, test taking, riding elevators, flying, vomiting, insects, thunderstorms, heights, insects, vomiting, and any conditions that is extreme and unreasonable. Another kind of phobia is a social phobia. This occurs when there is extreme discomfort in social situations. A third type of phobia is agoraphobia or claustrophobic when a fear of open spaces or closed spaces creates an uncontrollable response. Learn more...

Traumas

Flashbacks, disturbing dreams, re-experiencing the traumatic event, able to recall details as though the even recently occurred, easily startled, difficulty concentrating, agitation. Situations could be in a warzone, assault, childhood traumas, sexual traumas, experiencing natural disasters, victim in a life-threatening situation, rape car accidents. Learn more...

Relationship Concerns

Do you feel that your partnership is no longer working? Are you getting your needs met? Does your communication not effective. Is the fighting more intense or is there silence and avoidance. Have you discussed divorce or separation. Learn more...

Addictions and Recovery

Are you using more to achieve the same effects?
Are you experiencing blackouts or more forgetful?
Do you find yourself using more than you intended?
Are others concerned about your use?
Are you able to stop using?
Do you have a plan and routine that you follow daily?
Do you have a positive outlook?
Are you substituting your addiction with another potentially dangerous addiction?
Are you finding yourself not following through with the initial plan?
Are you giving back?
Learn more...

Stress Management

Have you been told that your illness is stress related?
Do you have unwarranted fears of becoming ill?
Do you experience significant pain? Do you need support while experiencing a chronic illness?
Have you had a recent loss?
Losses can be loss of a love one, pet, job, financial, or a dream.
Learn more...

Dr. Carole Stokes-Brewer

Carole Stokes-Brewer
PHD, LISW-S, LICDC-CS

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