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"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." - Helen Keller
As you move forward in your life, you know you want to be more for yourself and for the people around you. But then the thoughts begin to creep in - I'm not enough, what if I fail, what will they think, and on and on. Tightness and doubt start to prevent you from reaching your true potential and it feels like the possibilities are closing off...
Therapy with Dr. Shah
In therapy, you begin to loosen the grip of self-doubt, anxiety, and sadness. You may have struggled with these feelings for years or maybe you're experiencing a stressful event in your life now. During the therapy process, you can understand yourself more completely - what you truly value, what is preventing you from moving forward, and where you can make the change. With this knowledge, you set the course and be confident that you can follow it.
We often face challenges that can impact our emotional well-being, relationships, and sense of identity. Often, these challenges can be new and therefore require additional methods and skills to overcome them. Pressure from obstacles also serves as an opportunity for psychological growth and development so that you can live a life aligned with your goals and values.
Dr. Shah is a Therapist In Atlanta, who works with adults facing ongoing challenges or momentary stressful situations, feeling stuck in their thoughts and emotions, or trying to reach an overall increased wellness. Therapy is tailored to your unique history, challenges, and goals as we collaborate to apply growth in the therapy room to real life.
Therapy can address the following areas:
Depression and anxiety
Goal setting and achievement
Academic and employment challenges
Life changes and transitions
Identity development and personal meaning
The foundation of my approach lies in cognitive behavioral therapy, which explores the interplay between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. I also integrate mindfulness-, acceptance-, and positive psychology-based principles. Beyond this, I take a functional approach. This is continuously getting at 'why?' in order to recognize and understand the origins of the issues you are experiencing in order to make the greatest impact. Trying to view our mental health in isolation without integrating a deeper understanding of other areas of our lives is incomplete. These areas may include the health of our relationships and social support, physical health, and spiritual/religious beliefs. Deeper still are buried stressors and traumas that may continue to resurface, often insidiously, in our day to day lives. This results in psychotherapy being highly individualized.
My approach is to use genuine care, empathy, and non-judgment to help the therapeutic relationship become increasingly collaborative. Over the course of therapy, together we will build a solid understanding of where you want to be and what changes may need to be made. We put together an initial plan with an understanding that circumstances may arise that lead us to adjust course.
Growth does not happen just in the therapy session but continues with the willingness to apply new knowledge, skills, and habits in your day to day life. This may often feel a bit uncomfortable but real change happens faster with making even small changes in your behavior. You will be encouraged and challenged to apply what we discuss in therapy while going at your pace.