Mental Health Services
At Amy B Rodriguez Therapy I offer many different types of mental health services. If what you're experiencing doesn't neatly fit into one of the mental health services listed below, you're welcome to get in touch with me anyway. If I feel I wouldn't be able to help you, I may be able to refer you to another professional that specializes in what it is you're going through.
Feeling nervous and sad at times is a natural part of life. After all, we are human, and humans have feelings. Everyone has felt anxious or sad at one time or another. Often, these feelings are temporary and resolve after a short period of time. For example, you may feel nervous before going to a doctor’s appointment or driving in an unfamiliar place. You might feel sad due to a conflict with a friend or a family member. However, sometimes, these feelings do not go away and even get worse as time goes on.
Symptoms of Anxiety include: restlessness, fatigue, irritability, unwanted thoughts, excessive worry, fear, insomnia, and poor concentration.
Symptoms of Depression include: feeling hopeless, loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy, sadness, sleeping too much or too little, eating too much or loss of appetite, crying spells, fatigue, lack of concentration, and *thoughts of suicide.
Anxiety and Depression are treatable illnesses, and many people find relief with the right treatment. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact me.
If you are having thoughts of hurting yourself or someone else, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
Did you know that 1 in 5 women experience Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (including postpartum depression) during or after pregnancy?
“Perinatal” refers to the nine months of pregnancy, as well as up to one year after having the baby.
That’s a lot of women suffering who may not realize that help is available.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a specialized type of therapy. It has been used for many years to treat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Veterans and other populations. It is a remarkable treatment and it very well may help you process past traumatic experiences. Please call, text, or e-mail me for more information and to see if you qualify.
For more information about EMDR, visit the EMDR International Association website
Therapy is not “one size fits all.” It needs to be flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of each individual who is seeking help. For this reason, I offer “Walking Therapy,” for those who feel more comfortable moving while talking. Sometimes it can be difficult to sit in an office and be stared at by the therapist. That would make anyone uncomfortable!
If you are more comfortable being outside and walking during your session, I offer this as an option. I have found that many people are better able to relax and be more open while walking than if they were sitting in my office. Also, exercise is a great anti-depressant and anti-anxiety “medication"!