Unabridged Counseling: Jamila Iraqui, LMHC
I help Gen Z and Millennial women who are anxious, burnt out, or dealing with trauma to feel more ease, calm, and joy in their bodies and in their lives.
Living with the effects of anxiety, burnout and trauma can be overwhelming. Maybe you’re….
– Feeling disconnected from yourself or others
– Struggling to feel present in your body
– Feeling like everything is out of control
– Having spiraling or looping thoughts
– Experiencing heart racing and feeling panicked
– Feeling unsure of who you are and what you want in your life
I’m here to help. Through therapy, you can:
– Move through anxiety, find ways of understanding it and partner with it so that it doesn’t overwhelm your system
– Have an understanding of what to do when anxiety comes up and how to take care of it
– No longer feel haunted by old wounds
– Allow your body to process trauma that is stored, so that you can have a full life and not be stuck in past experiences
– You can be in the present moment
– You can navigate triggers with more ease
If you’re struggling with anxiety, you may be feeling stuck, powerless or hopeless.
Anxiety can feel like:
– Panicking so much that it feels hard to breath
– Feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders
– Spiraling or looping thoughts
– Cycles of making and canceling plans due to worry
– Sometimes we can get into modes of people pleasing.
– Feeling like personal and professional commitments are too much
– Wanting to isolate or be the loudest person in the room because it’s hard to fit in
– Replaying the same experience over and over in your head
– Trying to make everyone happy around us, without meeting our own needs
Anxiety is a human instinct that we can use for protection or to provide helpful information about safety or unmet needs. We can find ways to partner with this instinct so it doesn’t overwhelm you. Through learning, understanding, and helpful tools, I am confident that you can get to a place of shifting out of anxiety/panic into supporting yourself.
Through anxiety therapy, you can…
– Learn tools to manage your anxiety.
– Feel grounded in your body and who you are.
– Learn and understand your triggers so that you can support yourself before, during, and after an anxiety provoking event.
– Better understand why you’re feeling anxious and care for your needs.
Being burnt out in your personal and professional life can be extremely difficult on your body and your nervous system. Thankfully, you don’t have to stay in cycles of burn out. There are numerous ways you can work through burnout.
Burn out can look like…
– Finding it difficult to show up to personal and professional commitments
– People pleasing
– Doing things you don’t want to do because of worry about how you are being perceived
– Feeling unmotivated at work
– Struggling to concentrate or be present
– Feeling low energy or exhausted
I can help you find relief from burn out so that you can feel more engaged in your life and your work again.
– I’ll use evidence based strategies to support your ability to navigate your work
– I’ll help you find ways to problem solve dealing with difficult team dynamics
– I’ll support you in setting boundaries, so that you can be human and honor your capacity
Navigating college can be really tough! Whether you’re staying at school, living at home and commuting, trying to focus on your studies, or working your way through school, it can be a journey. School is a big commitment and can be a lot.
As a college student, you may be struggling with…
– Feeling isolated and alone at school
– Losing a sense of community
– Being the first in your family to attend college
– Struggling with the transition to college
– Finding the transition back home from college difficult
– Finding it difficult to manage your workload
– Missing family and friends
– Feeling guilty for having resources or opportunities in education that your family didn’t get
– Feeling alone as a student who commutes to school or has come from out of the area/out of state
– Wanting to deepen your understanding of self (college can be a great time to explore who we are!)
– We can look into accommodations you may need to support your school work. I can help you understand your learning style to support your ability to be successful in school.
– Find ways to use facts about your brain to support your success in school.
– Establish ways to support you and your experience of breaking into new territory as you navigate these big changes.
– Support you as you change generational cycles. Maybe education feels like a way out for you or a way for you to change the life for you and your loved ones. We can see what you need to be able to break generational cycles while still respecting your values.
I know living with trauma can be overwhelming and exhausting. Maybe you’re:
– Struggling to be present in your life because of intrusive thoughts or flashbacks
– Feeling afraid of being too much or being a burden to others
– Getting stuck in shame spirals
– Experiencing panic, heart racing, and fear
– Going through cycles of feeling disconnected from your life
– Feeling discomfort in your body
I’ve seen how working through trauma can transform lives. I feel hopeful you can:
– Feel more at ease in your body
– Reconnect with joy and meaningful relationships
– Feel more compassionate towards yourself and confident
– Build tools for coping with trauma symptoms
My Approach to working with trauma:
I use EMDR, art therapy, and somatic work to support your body’s ability to metabolize traumatic experiences. EMDR is very effective in healing trauma and we can also use art and somatic work to support your brain and body’s ability to heal.
Art can explain so much, without using words. It can create movement inside of us, bring up trapped feelings, or allow something to come to life that we have buried.
Our bodies are deeply impacted by trauma and can store trauma in different places in our bodies. Through somatic work, we can work to find, nurture, witness, and hold trauma that has been sitting in our bodies. Our bodies have different languages of expression. Part of this work is understanding the particular language of your body and how it holds a particular emotion, experience, expression, or story.
What to expect from this process:
Your comfort level and pace is important in this work. Because trauma work is sacred, we will take the time to understand your comfort level with expressing your emotions. Then, we can start to process your trauma through art, movement, body awareness, and new insights. I know certain emotions can be overwhelming to feel and we can work our way up to being able to tolerate and understand certain emotions so they don’t overwhelm your system. Many times emotions will be overwhelming and this is where coping strategies come in, so that you can take care of your mind and body during times of stress. Although we cannot always control when emotions come up, we can create a space where you feel like you have choices on how to work/handle them.
I Offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to see if my services would be a good fit.