Anxiety Therapy

LET’S DEAL WITH IT ONLINE THERAPY FOR ANXIETY, LITTLE ‘t’ AND BIG ‘T’ TRAUMA AND ANY ACCOMPANYING RELATIONSHIP ISSUES.

Are you feeling anxious? Do you want to get into therapy / counseling, but then think, “first world problems?” It’s ok, my mission in life is to reduce pain worldwide. There is no pain Olympics. What you feel is real and it’s ok to reach out and get help to deal with it.

RELIEF FROM TENSION

Are you longing for relief from the tension you feel? My clients often say they feel that relief, they feel lighter, like they set down a burden they didn’t even realize they were carrying.

HIGH EXPECTATIONS, OVERTHINKING

Do you hold high expectations of yourself, overthink, over prepare or sometimes feel you are failing despite success in a high-performance, demanding role at work? Let’s deal with the anxiety those expectations generate.

PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS

Anxiety often manifests in stomach aches, a tight feeling in your chest, muscle tension, sore shoulders and headaches.

LITTLE ‘t’ AND BIG ‘T’ TRAUMA

Where do anxiety and those difficulties in relationship come from? My guess is that they come from little ‘t’ and big ‘T’ trauma. We live through infinite traumas. Some we label as little ‘t’ traumas, feeling hurt by unkind comments, feeling lonely, left out… The list of little ‘t’ traumas is endless.
Big ‘T’ traumas are numerous as well: parental neglect; physical, emotional, psychological or sexual abuse. Then there are the traumas of culture: discrimination, poverty, judgment, rejection, immigration trauma… Disasters also cause trauma: natural disasters, a factory or plant blowing up, economic disasters, border crossing trauma.

SOMEONE TO HOLD YOU

Whether you suffered little ‘t’ trauma or big ‘T’ trauma, if you didn’t have someone to hold you and comfort you and believe in you and help you heal your pain, you were probably affected by it.

WORK WITH ME

If you would like to work with me to deal with anxiety, the little t and big T traumas of life or any relationship issues, let’s set up a free 20-minute consult.

FREE 20 MINUTE CONSULTATION

Let’s talk about what’s going on with you, what you’d like to accomplish in therapy and see if we’re a good fit. To set up a video call, use the button below or e-mail me at natwalterfisk@protonmail.com.

THERAPY ONLINE

    • Secure, encrypted, confidential
    • HIPAA and GDPR-compliant

WHAT METHODS WILL WE USE?

You’re you. I will customize your therapy around your preferences and the approach that suits you best. I might use Trauma Reprocessing / Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction techniques; Inner Child work; guided visualizations; a variety of relationship therapy approaches such as the Psychobiological Approach to Therapy (PACT), Gottman, adult and childhood attachment theories; strengths-based; solution focused methods; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Internal Family Systems; or a somatic approach. Your therapy will be designed uniquely for you.

HOW LONG WILL WE WORK TOGETHER?

The length of time we spend in therapy / counseling is up to you. Most people begin to feel better in 4 to 10 weeks. If you are new to therapy / counseling, I like to define a chunk of work we want to complete, plan 12 sessions to get it done, re-evaluate as we go, and at the 10-week mark, start to wrap up or decide if there is more work you would like to do with me. For some issues it will take longer.

About Me

I am Natasha E Walter-Fisk

I’m anti-racist.

EXPERTISE

People say I’m really good at what I do. I’m a mature therapist with a decade of experience. I’m warm and caring and at the same time, cut to the heart of things.
My specialties are helping people deal with anxiety, relationship problems and little t and big T traumas such as high expectations, painful experiences, like being “too” sensitive, being yelled at, growing up in a family that didn’t see and value them, bad break-ups, rape, physical, sexual and psychological abuse, bullying, insults and discrimination.

PSYCHOLOGY

My methods include Trauma Reprocessing / Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction techniques; Internal Family Systems; Inner Child work; a variety of relationship therapies including Psychobiological Approach to Therapy (PACT), Gottman, adult and childhood attachment theories; strengths-based, solution focused therapy; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); and a somatic approach. You can read more about healing trauma in Issues

CULTURE, EXPAT EXPERIENCE

I’m especially sensitive to intercultural differences and family culture. I’ve lived in England, Italy and Poland, for two years each at different stages of my life, plus Mexico, 5 states in the US and speak intermediate Spanish, Italian and French. I’ve worked with people in all kinds of professions, with every level of education and love the variety.

QUALIFICATIONS

    • California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) 47582
    • Colorado Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) 5742
    • Minnesota Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) 2624
    • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MACP), Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP)
    • Master’s Certificates: Creative Expression, Spiritual Guidance, ITP
    • Bachelor of Arts, St. John’s College (Great Books Program)

WORK EXPERIENCE

Over the years I have worked as a therapist and counselor in private practice, with a major online therapy company, in crisis centers, at residential facilities for recovery and for the elderly and a day treatment program for adolescents. For a time, I was a case worker in human services and worked with Spanish speaking families involved with the court.

MORE ABOUT ME

I enjoy time with family and friends, good food, reading and I’m interested in textiles. I’ve hiked the John Muir Trail, the Colorado Trail, 28 14,000 footers and done long bike trips in the US and Europe.

FREE 20-MINUTE CONSULT

If I sound like a therapist you would like to work with, schedule a time to talk with me about what is going on with you, what you hope to accomplish in therapy and see if we’re a good fit. Use the button below or e-mail me at natwalterfisk@protonmail.com.

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Therapy Outcomes

SUCCESS RATE

I have a very good success rate, especially with stress, anxiety and trauma, and the relationship problems as well as with occasional depression that comes with trauma.
Over the years, I have developed skills and methods that really work. I have helped hundreds of people one to one. My high success rate, in part, is due to the fact that I work well with people who have stress, anxiety and trauma.  The success is also due to the fact that people with stress, anxiety, and trauma tend to have a number of personal strengths. You may not be aware of your strengths yet.  That’s ok. I just want you to know that these issues tend to be more amenable to change.

Fees

FEES AND SERVICES

50 minute online therapy / counseling session via video
$150 US *
25 minute online therapy / counseling session via video
$80 US *
Email or Text Messaging Plan
$150 US * per week
Similar to the well-known, but typically more expensive platforms, an email or text message-based plan provides 50 minutes a week of secure, encrypted, written therapeutic conversation. You send me a message or several messages and I send you a message back once a day. It’s a wonderful way to maintain an ongoing therapeutic conversation and build professional support into your life.
*Special rates are possible for clients with low incomes, nomads, international clients, expats. I believe in social justice and provide a sliding scale. Please e-mail me at natwalterfisk@protonmail.com for more information.

SCHEDULE

Use the button below or e-mail me at natwalterfisk@protonmail.com to set up an appointment or purchase Email or Text Messaging Plan.

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