Far too often, we tumble down a mental "rabbit hole," asking ourselves, "What if?" We're in a free-fall, imagining one worst-case scenario after another. We know these images in our minds aren't real and are unlikely to happen, yet we believe our worst fears will come true.
Our thoughts have a unique way of "tricking" us into believing our accomplishments don't matter or that we don't measure up to other people. We try our best to cope, with few changes to how we feel and behave. I know these feelings quite well as a father, husband, and friend.
My name is Shariff, owner of Therapy for Change.
During my free time, I'm with my wife and children. However, I love the gym. There aren't many things outside of running, the bench, and the squat rack that I enjoy.
Maybe if I thought long and hard about it, I could name a few other things I like doing, such as gaming or rooting for the New York Giants to win a football game. But exercising does it for me.
Education & Licenses
George Mason University Master’s of Social Work (2018)
Virginia Commonwealth University B.S. Psychology (2014)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia (2020)
Collaborative Assessment Management Suicidality
Cognitive Processing Therapy
American Society of Addiction Medicine