Anxiety and Depression
Everyone experiences periods of depression, stress, anxiety, grief, anger, and conflict. Covid-19, politics, and divisiveness have added more stressors. When you’re not feeling right, it is hard to function. One in five people suffer with these and other issues at various times. We do our best to cope, and getting professional therapeutic help can make a lasting, significant difference. It gives you additional insights and techniques to use.
In collaboration with you in my office or telehealth, I will listen and discuss, discover who you truly are, disarm obstacles, and implement, practical techniques. Using my knowledge and experience, I’ll help you develop self-esteem, competency, comfort, and trust in yourself. Tell me what you’re going through; I will help you succeed from the inside out.
Stress, Grief, and Transitions
Although change is a normal and frequent part of life, any moving away from your usual routine of life – good or bad, is usually stressful. We need to accept change, process it, and find techniques to deal with it daily.
What causes concern in one person may be of little concern to another. In small doses, it can motivate you to accomplish tasks and prevent you from getting hurt. For example, when you slam on the brakes to avoid hitting the car in front of you or push yourself to finish a workout. These are good things. Our bodies are designed to handle stress, but we are not equipped to handle long-term, chronic stress, like Covid, without consequences. The effects may be cumulative and put you into a downward spiral.
Anger and Conflict
Anger and conflicts are inevitable, but when they become a way of life or out of control, they are matters for concern. They take up space in your life, exhausting both physically and emotionally. They lock you in place, refusing to let you move on. Ruminating insistently causes continuing, further damage to the person doing the ruminating.
“ …vulnerability is life’s great dare. It’s life asking, “Are you all in? Can you value your own vulnerability as much as you value it in others? “ Answering yes to these questions is not weakness: It’s courage beyond measure. It’s daring greatly. And often the result of daring greatly isn’t a victory march as much was a quiet sense of freedom mixed with a little battle fatigue.” ~ Brene’ Brown