Key Issues That may Be a Struggle for You
Relationships have been trying and painful for you. You don’t understand why your relationships don’t work out. Or, you’re in a relationship with someone you love, but you’re stuck in conflict or are distant from one another.
You feel disillusioned. You might be tired of having your heart broken. You wonder if you’ll ever have a healthy, loving relationship or enjoy the one you have now.
As your therapist, I can help you understand the root of your relationship challenges and break unhealthy patterns of relating. You can create relationships that nourish and fulfill you or improve the one you have now.
Stress and Anxiety
The stress you’re experiencing may be recent. Or, perhaps you’ve struggled with anxiety or panic attacks your entire life.
Your worries and fears may have increased recently, which has led to your search for a therapist. You can’t continue this way.
In therapy, we’ll work to help calm your nervous system, and you’ll learn tools to manage your stress and anxiety.
Therapy can lead you towards feeling more secure and confident and more in control of your life.
When you’re depressed, it can feel like you’re stuck under an oppressive weight.
You may feel numb and lack the motivation to do anything. Or, you may be irritable, agitated, and reactive despite your best intentions.
Negative thoughts and sensations tell you how useless and unworthy you are. Depression can lead to feeling deep despair that’s difficult to overcome.
Through therapy, it’s possible to manage and even beat depression.
Life can be easier. You can be more motivated, hopeful and feel joy. You can have more energy, feel calmer and more in control of your choices and reactions.
Career or Academic Struggles
Problems at work with colleagues or a boss can be so stressful that you can’t function well at work or at home. Same goes for academic challenges. You may worry about what will happen next, feel unable to act and have trouble sleeping.
If you’re in a job that you don’t like or are unsure about your career direction, it can consume your energy. You might fear for your future.
Therapy can help you find better ways to cope with stress or address conflicts effectively with people at work. If the problems can’t be solved at your current position, I can support you as you seek a more fulfilling job or career.
Symptoms of Trauma
Any of the above issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, relationship issues) can be the result of a traumatic event or series of traumatic events.
Other signs of trauma include nightmares or having extreme reactions to situations or people that you don’t fully understand.
Traumatic experiences include neglect, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse in childhood or your adult life. Other examples include being involved in an accident, a natural disaster, or being a victim of a crime.
You may not have thought that the events were traumatic at the time they occurred. However, they may be the reason for the challenges you now face. In therapy, I can help you resolve the underlying issues that are the cause of your struggles. When you heal the source of your problems, it can feel like a whole new world has opened up to you.