I am invested in a theoretical orientation that emphasizes a more integrative, dynamic, and holistic approach to mental health.
Yashica brings 12 years of clinical knowledge and experience. Her theory is that when people have hope and can learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, people are free to experience change. Her goal is to meet her clients personal experience with empathy and to support them in your journey toward wholeness.
News & Updates
Mental Health During COVID-19
COVID-19 Therapeutic Updates:
During this time of heightened awareness of the novel Coronavirus.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol-based rub frequently and not touching your face.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).
To deliver on this promise, Here at Smash RX, I, will be taking additional measures to minimize exposure and prevent unnecessary risk while staying clinically available to serve the therapeutic needs of the community effective immediately by:
Public Health is urging everyone to take precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Both isolation and quarantine are methods of preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Quarantine is used for anyone who is a contact of someone infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, whether the infected person has symptoms or not. Quarantine means that you remain separated from others because you have been exposed to the virus and you may be infected and can take place in a designated facility or at home. For COVID-19, this means staying in the facility or at home for 14 days.
Isolation is used for people with COVID-19 symptoms or who have tested positive for the virus. Being in isolation means being separated from other people, ideally in a medically facility where you can receive clinical care. If isolation in a medical facility is not possible and you are not in a high-risk group of developing severe disease, isolation can take place at home. If you have symptoms, you should remain in isolation for at least 10 days plus an additional 3 days without symptoms. If you are infected and do not develop symptoms, you should remain in isolation for 10 days from the time you test positive.
To prevent infection and to slow transmission of COVID-19, do the following:
If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you may become infected, even if you feel well. After exposure to someone who has COVID-19, do the following:
Offering eTelehealth, ePsychotherapy, TelePsychology and Face to Face.
Stress Relievers that shut down down stress ASAP
1. Check your thoughts: When your thoughts start to spin out of control during a stressful moment, stop and re-frame your thinking.
2. Take a deep breath: Get more oxygen to your brain to lower levels of the stress hormone Cortisol.
3. Say a mantra: Repeat a phrase from which you draw power, peace and /or strength.
4.. Shake it off: Take a hint from Taylor Swift and literally shake your body to release tension.
Expressing your sadness in healthy ways can be a good way to deal with how you are feeling.. Here are a few ways to express your sadness:
The Therapist Den, Yashica Budde, LMFT
What to expect
Therapy is a collaborative endeavor that can help you land more completely in the life and relationships you desire.
In our work together, my goal is to meet your personal experience with empathy and to support you in your journey toward wholeness. If you suffer with states of depression, or feelings of fear, anxiety, or loneliness, or you feel generally dissatisfied with aspects of your life, our work together can provide hope and a path towards greater peace, insight and happiness.
Licensing and Certifications:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #54019
Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Solution-Focus Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Ready for your therapeutic journey?
Therapy is a partnership. Both you and your therapist contribute to the healing process. You’re not expected to do the work of recovery all by yourself, but your therapist can’t do it for you either. Therapy should feel like a collaboration.
Therapy will not always feel pleasant. Painful memories, frustrations or feelings might surface. This is a normal part of therapy and your therapist will guide you through this process. Be sure to communicate with your therapist about how you are feeling.
Therapy should be a safe place. While at times you’ll feel challenged or face unpleasant feelings, you should always feel safe. If you’re starting to feel overwhelmed or you’re dreading your therapy sessions, talk to your therapist.
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