Cari Cabaniss Counseling

Individual Counseling - Adults

Anxiety and depression are words that get thrown around in our daily discussion and in the media and they have almost lost their connection to how crummy people can feel. Often, people do not take the time to realize that while some level of disturbance is normal, feeling anxious and/or depressed is something we can work on. Your body and mind are trying to tell you something. We can work together to slow down and listen to what it is saying and work toward feeling better.

 

EMDR Therapy and Trauma-Informed Therapy

Trauma can be defined in many ways. One is: too much, too soon OR too little, too long. What does this mean? Too much, too soon means that you experienced something that happened really fast and you were not able to work out what happened until much later. Too little, too long can mean that when you were growing up, there were long periods of time where your needs were not met and that has a lasting impact.

Another way to define trauma is to say that an event was overwhelming and you were alone (or perceived to be alone) in handling the event and the consequences.

Symptoms of trauma manifest in many ways. Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are diagnoses that outline a cluster of symptoms people may have. Other people experience recurrent failed relationships, weight gain or loss, or depression (just to name a few).

We all handle challenging life events differently but the brain reacts to these types of situations in predictable ways. By specializing in EMDR Therapy, I utilize the latest brain-science and time-tested therapies to help people heal and move forward with intention.

Please click here to be taken to the EMDR Therapy International Association (EMDRIA) where you can learn more about this powerful healing modality.

 

Career Growth and Change

We spend far too much time working for work not to be fulfilling. Whether you are in the best career for you and want help learning how to grow or you need help determining a new career path, I can help. I have an engineering background and worked in technology for over 15 years. I can help you navigate the corporate world or explore what it would take to launch on your own.

 

Addiction Recovery Support

Living sober can be very challenging. You did the hard, emotional work to become sober. Now you are feeling all your feelings. Your relationships probably need healing and that is very hard work. You are still figuring out who you are now.

In my experience, people who deal with addiction issues often have a history of trauma. Working to address the trauma can make space for the healing that must continue for a fulfilled sober life. When you are ready to begin this deep, challenging, and rewarding work, please give me a call.

 

Infertility and Pregnancy Loss

Grieving about infertility and losing a pregnancy is generally taboo in our culture. Sometimes, with the best of intentions, those around us say that we should ‘just keep going’. While the positive attitude is nice, you may need a place to grieve the loss of possibilities and face the pain you have experienced head-on. I believe that we all grieve differently but that the only way to do it wrong is to not do it. I am here to walk with you and provide a safe space where no amount of grief is taboo.

 

In-Vitro Fertilization Support

Using medical technology to assist in becoming a parent requires an entirely new vocabulary and a whole range of tests and procedures. Navigating this path often creates its own emotional toll. It can be a rollercoaster that others around you are not able to understand. I can help walk through this process with you and be a foundation of support. Together, we can try to make sense of the unknowns, fluctuating hormones, and factors that play into making big decisions.

 

Eidetic Imagery

“Every day of our lives we experience a steady stream of sights, sounds, feelings and emotions. The mind receives and processes these events, and stores them away in the form of vivid images - eidetics - that contain deep personal meaning…Through deep connection with others, we can recover from injuries, illnesses, addictions, and traumatic events and restore potentials for health and growth(Eidetic Institute).”

Eidetic imagery is a therapy that honors the mind and body connection that are translated through mental images. This work is perfect for people who have done a lot of emotional work but still feel stuck in certain places.