difficult life changes, anxiety, depression, stress.
They are freaking monsters.
They can make you feel absolutely alone sometimes.
They can make you shut down, lash out, drink more, cope however you can.
It may feel heavy for you to be here reading this because it's not comfortable or easy for you to admit you've been feeling off lately. You may feel like a burden for bringing up your problems, like they're small compared to things other people are dealing with. Maybe the world around you has made you feel like you should just be able to pull it together and get through this on your own. You're so good at helping other people sort through their stuff, but are finding that it's WAY harder to figure out what you need to feel supported, more fulfilled, less anxious, stressed, depressed, and ultimately, to feel more balanced. Ring a bell? I'm telling you, freaking monsters!
You're pushing through now, but it doesn't always have to be that way.
You've been doing whatever it takes to make this noise a little softer: drinking more than before, preoccupying yourself with work or chores, disengaging from people or things you value. But this isn't where you want to be. And it's HARD. Change is hard. Taking the first step is hard. Reaching out is hard. It's hard to even imagine or remember what it's like to not think to yourself "just get through another day" and "Ha! if only they knew". All of this is difficult, but I'll bet it's even harder for you to imagine continuing to fight in this seemingly never-ending war and not do something different. So you're here! You don't want to feel like these negative thoughts and feelings are bigger than you any longer. All aboard! Let's freaking do this!
“Imagine if we obsessed about the things we love about ourselves"
Let me help you get the control back you feel you've lost. Let's show these thoughts and feelings who's boss.
Let's sort through what’s working and what’s not. Let's determine which messages are serving you and which ones are breaking you. Let's get you to a place of feeling like you have a greater understanding of yourself so that the next time anxiety, depression, a hard change, or anything else comes up that's tough, you won't hide or resist it, you'll reach to it and show it who's boss.
Places to Get Started
The most common feedback I get from those who have worked with me is that I am easy to talk to, non-judgmental, and supportive, while also not being afraid to challenge you as needed. I am a realist; there is no sugar-coating here, sweetheart. I believe your time is valuable, so we’ll stay focused on the most efficient and effective way to sort out where you are so you can get closer to where you want to be. Ultimately, deciding who you want as your therapist is not something to take lightly. I want to do my best to help you decide if we are the right fit by offering a free 15-minute phone consultation. I encourage you to schedule your phone chat with me today to see if it feels like a good fit. And contact other therapists. Keep searching until you find the best fit for you.