You are someone who others see as accomplished, strong, and capable, but what most people don’t realize is that you’re struggling on the inside. At times you feel like an imposter, trying to portray yourself as confident and competent, but never really quite believing that you are.
Especially during these challenging times, keeping up with life’s daily tasks and demands is hard. You never thought life would be this difficult or hurt this much. Feeling stuck and overwhelmed is preventing you from moving forward and living the life you were hoping for.
Challenges you may be facing include:
- Stress and anxiety
- Extreme fatigue and lack of energy and motivation
- Sadness and feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness
- Grieving a loss, whether it’s the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or one of the many other kinds of losses we might experience
- Problems with letting go of the past
- Dealing with a new life change or challenge, and not knowing how to navigate it
You don’t have to do this alone. Therapy can help.
Making the decision to begin therapy is a healthy first step toward making positive changes in your life . . .
I see therapy as a journey, and your journey toward improving your life will be unlike anyone else’s. It will require work on your part and may not follow a straight path or lead directly to your goals as quickly as you would like. There may be hills to climb and the terrain will be rocky and uneven at times – this is normal. You may slip back a few steps before moving forward again, but you will also discover that it was those “backward” steps that led to insights and taught you important life lessons . . . and perhaps even gave you the strength to move ahead again and continue on your journey toward reaching your goals.
I would welcome the chance to accompany you as you work toward achieving long-lasting, healthy change and reaching your goals. We will work at a pace that feels comfortable to you. Most importantly, as I work with you, my aim is to create a safe, accepting, and welcoming space so that you can begin moving forward.
I view therapy as collaborative. During the course of therapy, we will work as a team. I bring knowledge about counseling and human behavior to our work, but you are the expert on your life, and you will be the one to decide where your therapeutic journey takes you.
During your first few sessions, we will talk about your goals and what you would like to gain from therapy. Since each person is unique, I will draw from various evidence-based practices in my work with you, but most importantly, I will tailor my approach to meet your specific needs and goals.
As we work together, your goals may include:
- Learning new skills to cope with stress and change
- Coming to terms with past losses
- Healing from trauma
- Improving your mood
- Learning to be compassionate toward yourself
- Identifying your own unique goals that depend on your life circumstances
Once people complete therapy, they often have a better understanding of their emotions, notice improved self-esteem, have a greater sense of clarity about life goals, and have the skills and tools they need to grow and thrive – not only now but in the years ahead.
Please take your first step. Schedule a free phone conversation with me. I look forward to speaking with you!