This world can be an unkind one. Although you do your best to cope as well as you can, stress can often overwhelm your threshold. Many people struggle with this accumulated anxiety and trauma, although it can appear in different and unexpected ways. You may not know why you feel as you do- you just know you feel bad. Or maybe there is an identifiable event, life transition, behavioral pattern, or negative belief that hurts more over time. This can be a sexual trauma, instability in personal relationships, the transition to parenthood, or lack of motivation. Left unchecked, this stress can become toxic to your life and impair your ability to cope.
By seeking therapy, you have made a brave and compassionate choice for yourself. My practice specializes in treating individuals seeking to gain insight and awareness of their needs, in order to move towards change. Healing often comes from learning to navigate and find balance between two worlds. Together, we will personalize a plan for treatment that feels the most intuitive to you. My approach offers both traditional cognitive-behavioral as well as mind-body approaches (plus a bit of humor and irreverence), to facilitate safety, remembrance, and re-connection, for well-being in an unwell world.
I’m glad you’re here, just as you are.
Allison Staiger, LCSW, TIYTI have over ten years of clinical experience working with attachment, complex trauma, perinatal mental health, mood and anxiety disorders, life transitions, and general stress management in adolescents and adults. I completed my MSW at the Tulane School of Social Work in 2009, and have been practicing clinically since then. I am trained in EMDR, Maternal Mental Health (including perinatal mood disorders), and hold a Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher certificate. I recently completed my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Balance Yoga & Wellness, and plan to sit for my Certification in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C) exam in early 2020.
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