I am guessing that right now you may be contemplating counseling for yourself, your child, your family, or someone you really love and care about. Common feelings and reactions when people begin to reach this point of searching for help are feelings of being overwhelmed, frustrated over life’s circumstances, “burned out”, anxious, sad, afraid, or even hopeless (especially if the situation has been long in its duration). There may be something going on inside you, or it may be some event or circumstance in your world outside of you. Whatever it is, you probably have tried every solution you could think of — and still find nothing is working. Perhaps, you feel lost within yourself; or lost in your attempts to communicate in a relationship.
Situations come to virtually each of us at some point in life where events can throw our lives off balance from time to time. In some instances these situations may have been avoided, but many situations are simply inevitable and uncontrollable in our life journey. We don’t have to be diagnosed as “mentally ill” to be able to benefit from counseling in such instances. A once-cherished relationship may now seem unworkable, and we can find ourselves wondering how we ever came to this sad state of affairs. We may feel overwhelmed in our ability to parent. Perhaps we may be facing the loss of a loved one or have a traumatic event (past or present) that overwhelms us. Other possible reasons may be that the pains of our past threaten to destroy our present life or our work or we feel too anxious to function. We may even have come to a place where our job situation has become unbearably stressful or meaningless. Perhaps, something is going on in us, our family, or the world that we do not understand — that either makes us anxious or even scares us. These are but a few of the many circumstances which might cause us to seek the confidential support of a professional counselor to help us.
Counseling offers us an opportunity to find a way to work through our circumstances, to feel listened to and understood, to develop more self acceptance, and to get unstuck — in hopes of ultimately making our lives better. Counseling can also give us insight into ourselves and empower us to confront our problems, while working to find our own solutions. It can empower us to finally reach out to others and better communicate. We can also discover how to make life more workable and meaningful; while also changing our perspective on how we look at life.
I know the decision to seek counseling and choosing a counselor can be very difficult. Thank you for considering this practice and know that I already see you as courageous in being able to consider this choice. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Play Therapist, and Advanced Trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach who truly believes in the transformative power of counseling. I believe that through a trusting and confidential relationship, powerful and lasting change can take place, and that you already have strengths and abilities within you that will help to make this change happen. I believe that people can learn ways that they may not have previously known to calm themselves, accept themselves, and despite any circumstance learn to look for their inner strengths to use to become their best version of who they are. I would be honored to sit with you, your child, family, or other family members in your situation to help you overcome whatever hurt you are experiencing. I invite you to take the first step toward your healing today.
Please feel free to call, without obligations, in order to receive answers to any questions. In order for you to achieve the best results through this process, it is highly important for you to feel comfortable with my style and approach before committing to this journey.