I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to processing traumatic experiences, couples counseling and beyond. In a comfortable, supportive, and safe environment, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my client’s needs to help attain the personal growth they are striving to achieve.
Occasional anxiety is an expected part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The symptoms can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, sleep, and relationships.
Depression can look and be experienced differently in each individual. Sadness is something we all experience. It is a normal reaction to difficult times in life and usually passes with a little time. Some individuals will not experience the typical sadness but may feel angry and irritable more than usual for them. When a person has depression, it interferes with daily life and normal functioning. It can cause pain for both the person with depression and those who care about him or her. It is a real illness. It is not a sign of a person’s weakness or a character flaw. You can’t “snap out of” clinical depression. Most people who experience depression need treatment to get better.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress. Below is a Brief Description of EMDR Therapy.
Couples counseling is a great way to improve your intimate relationship. The most common reasons couples seek counseling is due to unresolved conflict, growing distance in the relationship, a loss of trust in one another, or having experienced a traumatic event and need help processing the experience as a couple. Couples counseling can help a couple identify the patterns or cycle in their relationship that keep them stuck and assist them in learning new ways to communicate so they are both feel heard and understood.
A traumatic event is a shocking, scary, or dangerous experience that affects someone emotionally, physically, sexually, mentally and/or spiritually. It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to help defend against danger or to avoid it. This “fight-or-flight” response is a typical reaction meant to protect a person from harm. Nearly everyone will experience a range of reactions after trauma and while some people recover from initial symptoms quickly. Those who continue to experience problems may need help recovering from the impact of the trauma.
The most common reason families decide to seek family counseling is to improve communication within the family system and to resolve conflict. Different life events can trigger the need for family counseling, for example: divorce, step parenting, addiction, mental illness, and grief or loss. As a therapist, I provide a safe place for each family member to be hear and understood as the family work towards creating a healthier family system.
Beverly Herndon, LMFT, is a Mental Health Therapist located in Marietta, GA. Beverly Herdon, LMFT serves clients in the areas of Marietta, Kennesaw, Acworth, Powder Springs, Cobb County, and Paulding County.