Andre Karkamaz LPC Boulder Colorado

Anna Frost, LPC, NCPsyA

Professional Counselor - Licensed Nationally Certified Psychoanalyst

 

–  Couples (Separation/Divorce)

–  Individual Adults

–  Young Adults (Students/Professionals)

–  Psychedelic Integration

–  General Work Orientation

–  About Me

 

Couples (Separation/Divorce)

 

Do you feel misunderstood in your relationship, or lonely in your marriage?  Are there too many arguments? or is there too much silence? Might you sometimes think you infuse negative patterns from your past into your current relationship and don’t know how to stop?

When we experience intense and relentless feelings of hurt, anger, or resentment, we are physiologically affected. Stress response kicks in and exacerbates anxiety, affecting our heart rate, our breathing. We can’t sleep, we ruminate, we gear up for battle — and can’t imagine how to find relief. 

However, relief is possible. To get relief from these kinds of impinging toxic feelings, they must be “off-loaded.”  And healthy off-loading occurs when we talk honestly, expel, express, and no longer “hold everything together,” no longer “contain it all.”  This requires a reliable frame/relationship with a trained and trusted clinician who can meet you where you are.

When you feel seen, heard, and understood — you will have ground for feeling better in yourself and for making healthy choices in every relationship, every interaction.

And of course, in each session, as needed, you will get practical help with how to establish boundaries, how to communicate, and how to position yourself to your advantage.

I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation so you can ask me questions and find out if we are a good fit. Call me: 828.318.6283.

A helpful free resource for dealing with separation/divorce issues is Second Saturday. An online venue for the Boulder area, it meets on the second Saturday of every month. It provides legal, financial, and therapeutic expertise and the presenters are available for any questions you might have.

Individual Adults

 

I specialize in working with people who are good at solving complex, often technical problems — people who enjoy their minds and their accomplishments.  If you are this kind of person, you might sometimes suffer from loneliness, anxiety, perfectionism, OCD, depression, and/or relationship problems.

 

Not unlike complex technical problems — when painful, sometimes toxic emotional problems are sufficiently analyzed and understood, they can be sufficiently alleviated/resolved. 

 

As we talk together and assess what’s been going on — new ways to proceed, new ways to orient will begin to surface, emotionally and practically.

 

You’re welcome to contact me for a free 20-minute consult to ask questions and see if we might be a good fit.  Text or call me at 828.318.6283

 

Young Adults (Students/Professionals)

 

These days young adults face difficult decisions and life situations.  There is advantage in finding a reliable place to talk things through — so you can position yourself with clarity as you navigate your future.

 

Whatever emotional difficulties (like anxiety, social anxiety, loneliness, gender issues, isolation, depression) you may be experiencing, there is help to be had.

 

I do my best to provide an easy space to talk about what’s going on for you. As we carefully, thoughtfully, explore/examine your situation, you’ll not be alone with it.  Your mind will not be relegated to being a “closed system” where you remain alone with no way out.

My job is to help you put your thoughts and feelings into words, i.e., “on the table,” so you can see your situation more clearly.  As your understanding increases, you will make steady progress determining/implementing what you want and don’t want “on the table” — of your life.

Psychedelic Integration:

Psychedelic therapies (MDMA, Ketamine, LSD, Psilocybin, Ayahuasca) can help provide relief or help expand/explore consciousness. After a dosing experience, it is often helpful to explore, talk through, and uncover unconscious insights that are foundational for you.

Psychoanalytic-type work is optimally equipped to process your experience.

General Work Orientation 

I work short-term and long-term, depending on what’s needed and wanted — whether you need CBT-type problem-solving or more in-depth exploration to resolve long-standing issues/identifications.

We work at your pace via phone, on-screen, or in person. I am an out-of-network provider so our work together is completely private. My home office is located close to CU campus. I offer a 20-minute free consultation to see if we are a good fit.  You’re welcome to contact me:  828.318.6283.

 

About Me

 Following graduate work at the University of Houston and Rice University, I pursued in-depth modern analytic training (coursework/analysis) through the Colorado Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies and the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis.

I have been doing Separation/Divorce Work, Individual Psychotherapy/Analysis, and Supervision/Mentoring for over 25 years. Unless a short-term counseling/cognitive stance is called for, I take a comprehensive approach with the aim of exploring, dismantling, and resolving repetitive patterns that interfere with a persons life desires and goals.

I very much enjoy my work and the people who come to see me.

 

 

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