You recognize that something needs to change in your life.....
You recognize that something needs to change in your life but fear, doubt and uncertainty can make it hard to feel confident that you are doing the right thing. You realize that the way that you are feeling is having an impact on your ability to be the best you can be at home; in relationships with others, including your wife, husband, partner, children, friends or colleagues and at work.
You ask yourself, only If I could just find a way to feel better…It seems that you have tried everything that used to work in the past but to no avail. Or you believe that you are the only one struggling and that you should be able to handle challenges on your own.
You are not alone........
Everyone goes through times when they feel overwhelmed, helpless or uncertain in their personal lives and in their relationships. There may a number of reasons why you seem to be struggling right now. A sudden challenging situation, added struggles due to raising difficult teenagers, relationship problems, a change in work load, an unexpected illness or diagnosis can easily tip the scale the other way.
To find yourself in so much turmoil does not feel good. Sometimes, during these difficult times you may begin to experience social anxiety, anger issues, depression, relationship issues and/or addictions to food, alcohol, shopping, drugs, etc. You realize that the way that you are dealing with your situation is making things worse as it begins to affect your self-esteem, relationships, finances and health. It is also during these times, when you can feel most alone and may tend to isolate from your support systems. I assure you- you are not alone.
How individual counseling can help........
Through counseling, I can help you to clarify what's really going on for you. Sometimes, it is hard to make sense of difficulty emotions, reactions to situations and choices to make. Seeking individual therapy can be quite scary at first. For many, the thought of sharing your difficulties with a stranger can feel intimidating.
As a therapist, I completely understand this. This is why I take every step to offer a safe and compassionate, non-judgmental environment. I understand how life and its problems can easily get out of hand.
My practice is dedicated to using Emotionally Focused Therapy along with Cognitive Behavioral therapy techniques. During our sessions, we will take a look at the issues that are preventing you from making positive changes as well as work towards helping you to develop effective coping strategies for stress, decrease your anxiety, anger and improve your communication with others. You will learn to understand the underlying concerns and process them. Whether it’s in your relationships, your work, or your personal happiness, together we can make changes that will improve the quality of your life.
Individual therapy is for growth and change. It is a place to learn and understand you. Therapy is taking a risk and as such you may experience some challenges during the process. In this journey, you will have someone by your side as you begin to change old patterns that got in your way. By understanding the barriers that get in your way and by learning how to let go of self-limiting beliefs about yourself, you can find your voice and purpose. You can develop a new sense of self and self-worth and you can move towards the best version of yourself yet to come.
By deciding to take the first steps and seeking personal counseling you have already given yourself a great gift. There is hope for healing and happiness and change can begin to take place. Through the use of specifically designed therapeutic techniques, you can become inspired and motivated again towards creating a much more fulfilling and authentic life. A life in which all of the pieces that seemed to be out of place before now seem to fall just in the perfect order. Let me partner with you to create the life that you always envisioned.
The 3 C's in life: Choice, Chance & Change
Perhaps you still have questions about individual counseling…
Here are a few of the areas I can address in our sessions:
- Anger management issues
- Panic disorder
- Relational difficulties
- Family issues
- “Black sheep” experience within family or elsewhere
- Self-esteem/personal growth
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
The answer is “No.” Seeking help and working with a private therapist is a sign of health, self-awareness, and resilience. There is a part of you that knows you deserve more—that voice is speaking loudly enough for you to hear it and is a definite sign of your strength and ability to move forward.
When we are unhealthy in our relationship with ourselves, all other relationships tend to fall short. We often look to friends, family, spouses, children, to resolve what is at its core an internal issue. When seeking therapy, try to avoid black and white judgments about the quality of friends and family. As your relationship with self becomes healthier, the role(s) of your friends and family will become clear.
Counseling is an investment in you and your relationships. Nothing is worse than struggling with everyday life. Being on the fence, filled with anxiety, depression, difficult relationships damages our sense of self and impacts every aspect of our lives. Understanding your emotions and becoming clear on what you want in your life and how to get there is priceless.
It is unlikely that our work together will make things worse. Counseling helps to really understand deep issues or old self-defeating patterns of thoughts that were getting in your way. The goal is not to have you stay in that difficult place. Learning to face uncomfortable feelings (instead of ignoring them, hiding them or numbing them) is a powerful force for positive change. As your personal therapist, I will be alongside with you every step of the way guiding you into healthy ways to create long lasting change.
If you are ready to create change in your life, book your individual counseling appointment online today or feel free to give me a call schedule your session in person.
“The thoughts we choose to think are the tools we
use to paint the canvas of our lives”