There are many reasons to seek individual therapy and each reason is unique. Many of my clients have struggled with depression, anxiety, anger, resentment, work stress, traumas, grief and loss, chronic illnesses, intimacy issues, relationship stress, feeling blocked to move forward with goals, and suppression of feelings.
While change can be difficult, it is necessary to the healing process. The old ways of handling life may no longer be helpful and you find yourself dealing with situations with the same thinking, feeling, and reactions expecting a different result.
I believe that sharing your thoughts and feelings, sharing your story helps to release you from it. Individual therapy can help you move forward. I provide a safe and non-judgemental environment where you can tell your story.
I can help you challenge negative beliefs, thoughts, and feelings that hinder your desire for change and overall happiness. My passion is guiding you to the core areas that you may or may not have realized contributed to the way you feel by touching those areas with your heart allowing you to gain freedom from them.
"The road to the head lies through the heart."
Relationships exist in every area of one's life; Be it work, school, church, sports, family, friends, and partners. Being in relationship with one another is the very place where we will be challenged the most. Sometimes difficulty in relationships are triggered by individual differences, perspectives, needs, goals, and one's own personal growth often leading to feeling disconnected from one another. While differences do not have to separate, we find conflicts surfacing because of them leading to misunderstandings and break downs in communication. In addition, being in relationship with oneself is one of the most important relationships we will ever have and our struggle to know who we really are can make it even more difficult to hear, understand, and accept what is being said by another.
Our mental filters get in the way and can contribute to conflict within oneself and with your spouse or partner.
Working with couples is a dynamic and evolving process that can help each individual in the relationship and thereby helping the couple to gain understanding and increased awareness of how one's behavior affects the other. Relationships require great effort, communication, and commitment. This work is not easy. However, if two people can agree to work through the problems, they can blossom individually and into a much happier couple.
Many of the couples I work with would like improvements in their relationships due to:
Poor communication skills
Repeated pattern of conflicts (arguing about the same issues)
Distrust due to infidelity or other areas where trust was broken
Significant loss such as loss of a child, parent, friend, pet, etc.
Unresolved issues from the past
Diagnosis of an illness
"Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation." Oscar Wilde