Types of Concerns   

The reasons people most often seek therapy from me are listed below:

Personal Growth

personal growth-1Personal growth is exactly that…personal.  There isn’t a standard life path for everyone.  We are each attempting to find our curving life path and maximize our potential along the way.  I would be honored to guide you in that journey of learning more about yourself and being at peace with the aspects of who you are. Examples of personal growth concerns may include:

  • A successful career-driven woman, mother, wife, daughter, and sister who learns that her self esteem is not defined by pleasing the needs of everyone around her simultaneously.
  • A young gay man finds peace by integrating two seemingly contradictory parts of himself, his sexual identity and his Christian/spiritual values.
  • A middle-aged single woman realizes her past negative experiences with men do not dictate her present. As such, she begins choosing partners who are truly trustworthy and is able to accept herself for who she is now.
  • A couple who uses food as a way of managing difficult emotions discovers they are repeating patterns they learned growing up from their own families.  This prompts a mindful approach to change their lifestyle and activate new patterns for coping that feeds more than just their appetite.

Relationship Issues

relationship issues-2The heart of all healthy relationships is finding the balance between your needs/wants and their needs/wants. Therapy can be useful by:

  • Developing your assertiveness with others.
  • Accepting others for who they are.
  • Coping with the loss of a relationship where balance wasn’t possible.

Anxious Feelings

anxious feelings-3Have you found yourself with worries or fears that distract you from living fully?  Do you feel it in your body (i.e. tense, rapid heart beat, sleeplessness)?  You may be experiencing anxiety. There are excellent means to conquer these worries and it starts with asking for help. Common worries can include:

  • Fear of rejection/embarrassment.
  • Threat to your health.
  • Trauma or safety-threatening events.
  • Dire things happening to yourself or loved ones.

Mood Concerns

mood concerns-4Mood concerns are the “common cold” of psychology as many people experience them at one point or another in their lives. Therapy can help with these concerns by breaking patterns in one’s thinking or actions that keep a person feeling stuck.  It can be hard to break this pattern, but I would welcome the chance to help you do so and live more fully. Have you noticed:

  • Feeling sad or more irritable? Are your emotions becoming a challenge to control?
  • Is it harder to become motivated? Are things not as enjoyable lately?