When you are filled with anxiety, stress, and overwhelm is counseling what you need?
You’re going about your day just fine, and then it happens. Your friend, co-worker, partner makes that one comment or you see something in the news or social media that triggers something in you. The next thing you find yourself in a full, blown anxiety attack or ready to attack with anger. You go from 0 to 10 in seconds, and you start to feel out of control.
After some time, you go back to your usual routine, but begin to feel guilty and embarrassed. You just want to hide and keep to yourself, but thoughts and sadness begin to consume you. You wish you could avoid this happening ever again.
Somehow, deep down inside, you know it can be better.
And it can. I help individuals break the cycle and overcome anxiety and traumatic experiences that continue to impact their lives today. Whether it was a one-time occurrence or several occurrences over the course of their life, and has left them feeling alone, hurt, misunderstood, not trust their own judgment, and scared of being vulnerable again.
You won’t just talk about it while I nod with a piece of paper on my lap. Instead, I utilize very specific techniques and protocols such as EMDR, that not only have scientifically proven to be effective, but have also shown positive changes quickly.
You are unique, and so are your life experiences. There isn’t, or should be, a one-size-fits-all. It’s important that we start where you are, develop a plan specific to you, and adjust as needed.
Once the first step of closing old wounds is taken care of, we will focus on how to set the right boundaries for you, how to say no without feeling guilty, how to stand up for yourself in a loving and respectful way so that you’re not sacrificing your own needs yet able to compromise with your loved ones. Most importantly, understand the signs of a safe, healthy relationship so you have a good balance of security and vulnerability in your life.
My hope is that when you leave counseling, you are feeling strong, in control, and full of self-compassion. The most important relationship you can have is the relationship with Yourself. Once this is built, all others will come easily and naturally.
If you feel it’s time or would like to learn more, please contact me, and I would be happy to walk with you.