My mind and body are in perfect balance. I am a
~ Louise Hay
My name is Ina Lasmane and I am a therapist in private practice. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, grief & loss, phobias, family of origin issues, relationship difficulties, and career/employment concerns. I offer therapeutic approaches that are research-informed and are proven to have good therapeutic outcomes.
My approach to therapy is solution-focused and action-oriented. I incorporate traditional as well as nontraditional approaches such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), A.R.T. (Accelerated Resolution Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Art Therapy, TFT (Thought Field Therapy), Mindfulness, and other new and cutting edge approaches. I am interested in how negative experiences and trauma impact the brain and the methods to heal the brain via emotional, cognitive, and sensory reprocessing and resourcing.
Clients have told me that after working with me they feel calmer, more joyful, and whole - as if a large weight has been lifted off. If you are contemplating a change, please give me a call. Appointments can be scheduled by clicking the "Appointment Request" tab. If you have questions, please click on "Contact Me" tab.
Ina Lasmane, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD
During the fall and winter months with a decrease of day light and an increase of colder temperatures, some people manifest depressive symptoms or so called “winter blues.” It is also called Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. Although, SAD is not a formal diagnosis, it is a form of depression that typically occurs between months of October through April. Between 10-20% of people can be impacted every year in northern climates. Symptoms of SAD may include: unhappy, sad or irritable mood, low interest in work and other activities, increase in appetite and/or craving carbohydrates, weight gain, hypersomnia, sluggishness, and social withdrawal.
- Light therapy via light box 10,000 lux
- Supplementing vitamin D and fish oil
- Regular exercise
- Increased time outdoors
- Also, consider triggers related to anniversaries for grief & loss or trauma. Holidays can be a powerful trigger for many, especially if associated with past negative family experiences.