Occasional stress is a normal part of life, but when it becomes too powerful, we lose vitality within ourselves and our relationships. Maybe you can’t stop worrying and over-analyzing, or you feel nervous and on-edge a good majority of the time. There may have been a recent event that has left you feeling lost and confused, or maybe you’re going through an overwhelming life transition. You’re tired and you just want to feel like yourself again.
You’re hoping to find some peace and balance in your life, and you’re ready to take the next step. We work with a lot of clients experiencing anxiety, and it’s incredible to see them move from a place of high anxiety and confusion to a place of greater peace and clarity.
Occasional self-doubt is normal and a desire to improve is healthy, but when we repeatedly focus on our flaws and compare ourselves to others, we become defeated. Low self-esteem can lead to or exacerbate a multitude of issues, including anxiety and depression…and it can also affect the way we interact with others. Maybe you’re a high-achieving perfectionist because that’s the only way you feel valued or worthy. Perhaps you don’t have much confidence in yourself, often leaving you feeling inadequate. You might be highly self-critical and it’s getting exhausting keeping up with unrealistic standards you set for yourself.
You want to experience more confidence and freedom in who you are, but you’re not quite sure where to start. If any of this is you, we’d love to help you build self-acceptance, sense of self-worth, and awareness of the unique gifts you have to offer this world.
Stress within any close relationship is inevitable at various points, but when it becomes recurrent or persistent, it can rob us of joy. As humans, we are made for connection, so when we don’t have it, we feel like something is missing. This need for connection can drive us to be people-pleasers, making it particularly difficult to set boundaries. It can also create in us a fear of rejection that begins to dictate many of our choices and interactions. When we don’t feel secure in our relationships, we may notice more conflict and less intimacy (emotional and/or physical).
Our personal mental health is largely contingent on our relational health, so when we’re experiencing stress within our relationships, it’s important to address it. Through counseling, you’ll gain insight into what’s leading to the patterns you’re seeing in your relationships, and you’ll explore new ways of relating and connecting to others, ones that will lead to reduced stress and greater fulfillment.
Are you feeling depressed, angry, fearful, or ashamed? Someone may have hurt you, or maybe you’re grieving the loss of someone or something special to you. Perhaps you just feel stuck, but you don’t know where to begin to set change in motion. Whatever your concern, your counselor will meet where you are, help you set realistic goals for yourself, and gently offer therapeutic suggestions to guide you toward positive change in your life.