If you’re feeling like you can’t handle the challenges of your life, it doesn’t mean there’s something ‘wrong’ with you … and if you’re feeling discomfort or shame about seeking help, that’s normal, too. Life and relationships are pretty tough, it turns out … but you don’t have to tackle them alone.
When my clients begin working with me, these are the struggles they are typically experiencing:
- Regardless of how things may look on the outside, they’re overwhelmed with stress, anxious, angry, and feeling stuck.
- Trying to take care of the wants & needs of others in their life has led to them feeling resentful and like they’ve lost touch with themselves.
- The strain of ‘hiding’ their true self has become exhausting … but they can’t seem to overcome their fear of rejection.
- The ‘failures’ they’ve experienced make them feel like they are ‘defective’.
If that sounds like you, I want you to know a couple of things: I’ve got a decade of experience helping people like you, and I’ve been there myself.
Some of the problems I help my clients with:
- Low self-confidence
- Anxiety & depression
- Difficulty saying ‘no’
- Relationship problems & divorce
- Being ‘too nice’
- Being in a relationship with an alcoholic or addict
How counseling helps:
- Learn tools to effectively handle conflict, anxiety, & mistakes. (Believe it or not, you can actually come to see these things as opportunities!)
- Discover how to silence those negative voices in your head that are always getting in your way.
- Learn how to build close relationships with the important people in your life without being overwhelmed by their challenges and struggles.
- Get clear about what’s truly important to you and who you are … and develop the confidence to pursue those things.
- Heal the old emotional wounds that have been an obstacle to pursuing happiness and success.
You didn’t cause it – but counseling can help you do something about it
Most of the people I’ve worked with struggle with feelings of shame – that sense of of being ‘less than’ or ‘defective’. Often, these feelings originate through experiences in our past. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that you experienced some significant challenges in your childhood – perhaps you were neglected or abused, saw your parents constantly fighting in your childhood home, or had to deal with the impact of alcoholism or drug addiction. The challenges of growing up in that type of environment are significant – the ‘rules’ you learn are different, and the tools one learns to cope with those challenges in childhood often lead to problems as an adult. In counseling, you’ll learn the ‘rules’ the rest of the world plays by and the tools you need to play by those rules successfully.
You don’t have to keep hurting & you don’t have to go it alone
If you’d like to learn about how I work, get answers to common questions, or learn more about me, click on the appropriate links. After that, you can schedule an appointment online or get in touch to set up an appointment – or, if you have questions and aren’t really sure this is right for you, we can set up a consultation at no charge. I realize this is a big step, and I want you to be comfortable with it.