What is therapy?
Therapy comes in all shapes and sizes. Sessions can be powerful, and bring awareness to patterns and behaviors that may longer serve you. You are the expert on you, as a therapist, I intend to be present, authentic, help guide you, challenge you, and facilitate a safe and confidential space where you can be you. The goal in therapy is to help you develop strength, independence, and freedom in your life.
How do I know if therapy is right for me?
It could be time to seek therapy if an issue causes distress or interferes with daily life. Distress can mean negative thoughts, feelings, behaviors, or even a bodily sensation such as pain or fatigue. It may be best to seek therapy if you are often unhappy or feel overwhelmed or hopeless about issues in your life whether it be general, personal, work, and or school.
A trained therapist can help people make lifestyle changes as well as help identify the underlying causes of symptoms and provide strategies for changing unwanted thoughts and behaviors. Therapy can equip people with the skills to manage symptoms, reduce stress, and improve their quality of life.
Did you know that counseling can help clients with chronic illness, weight goals, health diagnosis and other areas associated with your health. Counseling can help you understand what is happening within your body, learning more about what to expect, creating a plan and having the tools to create a healthier and full life.
Although stress and anxiety can be very different, they can also be similar and counseling can help you determine whether it is stress alone or stress and anxiety. According to lorecentral.org stress is associated with feelings of frustration and nervousness, while anxiety arises out of fear, uneasiness and worry. Stress can cause anxiety and anxiety causes stress, both are very taxing on the body mentally, physically, and emotionally. Determining whether you are stressed without the presence of anxiety or you dealing with both is essential so that we can work together to create a plan to reduce the symptoms and have days that we look forward to.
As we grow life transitions are a guarantee, whether you are trying to figure out what your next academic step is, what career path to follow, what your relationship expectations are, or handling the transition after divorce or break-up, life is ever changing. There are always options available, counseling can help you figure out what you want, what is in your best interest, and how to get beyond today for your future.