Relief is in reach.
Online counseling for residents of Virginia.
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Feeling worried and distracted? It can be hard to know who you can talk to about your fears when your friends, family, and neighbors are all feeling the pressure of the pandemic, too. But for you, it may also be more complicated than the stresses of dealing with COVID-19 (as if that weren’t enough). You may have old issues that are resurfacing and traumas that have been triggered or possibly new issues that have come up — with work, your relationship, or how you feel about yourself.
Our New Normal
We’ve done enough of this pandemic to have settled into a “new normal” that is anything but normal. All of us have had to deal with losses, big and small. And we’ve had to get used to not knowing what’s around the corner and not being able to count on things that used to happen like clockwork: commuting to work, dropping kids off at daycare, summer vacation, the first day of school.
It’s been stressful and our mental health needs — as individuals and a community — are starting to start to show. Our world has changed. A lot. What we do not know (and will not for a while) is how long the changes will last and which ones will revert back to the way they were before. The stress of this uncertainty is also something that can wear on a person over time.
Thankfully, what we do know is that we have a measure of control over how we respond to stress, how we take care of ourselves, and what we do to get the help we need. That’s where counseling comes in.
Talking with someone about the big gap between how you feel right now versus how you would like to feel is a good start. It’s important to share that you’re not satisfied with the way things are, that you want more. Maybe you’ve realized that you’re tired of waking up sad, or of going to bed anxious. Or you’re sick of planning your day around whether it’s decent day or one that’s filled with trauma triggers. Saying all of that out loud — especially to someone who won’t be hurt or defensive in response — is one of the first steps to making positive change a reality.
Our therapists will work with you to get you to a better state of mind, and will offer the kind of compassionate, pragmatic help you need to not just feel better in the moment, but to feel better over the long-term. Clients leave our sessions able to exhale for the first time in a long while and with a determination to keep pushing forward toward even more relief.
Help When You Need It
Please know that when and if you need support and a place to take care of your mental health needs, the therapists at Nova Terra Therapy PLC will be here to help. With online video sessions and telephone counseling, we have safe, secure distance options to take care of your mental health needs. When it is safer again to meet in person, we also have good protocols in place to minimize contact between clients, bypass the waiting room, and keep our surroundings as hygienic as possible.
No counselor can promise to relieve society’s ills but we can help you to better cope with stress and give tools for dealing with issues that may trigger you in a negative way. We will listen carefully and will seek the most effective ways to get you relief from what is bothering you.
More When You Want It
It’s not just about symptom-relief. When the dust settles, it will also be about getting to live your best life.
Imagine if you had a good handle on your issues and could begin to focus on what you want out of life, whether it’s your next step with work, your interests, or your relationship. Perhaps you want help with sticking to your goals or finding a better balance between work and home. Whatever the situation, we take your happiness seriously and will work tirelessly alongside you to help you get it.
In order to do this, we employ a variety of counseling methods that are evidence-supported and effective, including EMDR, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and solutions-focused counseling in our work with adults.
I am Elizabeth Brokamp, a licensed professional counselor with over twenty years of professional experience. I work with clients to help them get relief from trauma, stress, grief, and anxiety using CBT, EMDR, and other research-supported counseling approaches. My clients leave counseling looking forward, not stuck in old, painful patterns.
My experience includes over 30 years of professional business experience. This combined with my formal education from the CACREP-accredited Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling make me uniquely prepared to understand the stressors and challenges that living in the DC metro area can bring.
Nova Terra Therapy is a group of helpers who are dedicated to emotional well-being and the alleviation of suffering. As counselors, we are also advocates for a just and equitable world and toward that end, our practice welcomes people of all belief systems, from all backgrounds, and with every kind of family constellation. We hope that our community sees us as a place of peace and healing.
We acknowledge that each of us is the product of our individual experience, as well as our systemic context, and are committed to continually examining thoughts, behaviors, biases, assumptions, and prejudices that underlie our work. We invite questioning, sharing, and challenging, knowing that it is in vulnerability that there is the greatest opportunity to learn and grow.
Please join us in creating a refuge in which difference becomes the start of a conversation, not the end of one. We care deeply, will listen intently, and work tirelessly in service of good mental health treatment for all.