Hello! I am a licensed therapist, providing therapy for over 22 years. That means I have worked with many people with many backgrounds and many challenges that have brought them to therapy. What I have learned in that time is that everyone has their own individual story and that we share SO many things as human beings. I have seen many people who are impacted by depression and anxiety (and many other mental health issues as well), people who do not have a mental illness but are facing major life changes or stressful events, people who are having relationship troubles, and even people who have recognized they want some direction as they pursue personal growth in their life. I truly believe that whatever your situation is, it holds the seeds of growth and change and even happiness. I see my role with the people I work with as one of helping to identify options for how to remove obstacles and find a better path to living your life.
So "how does that happen?", you may wonder. In my view, there is the need for a safe, trusting connection that affirms the experiences you have had, while also acknowledging that change is happening, whether we like it or not. The opportunity is in trying to influence the direction of the change, the pace of the change, the quality of the change. Take a moment to notice that you are not the same person you were 10 years ago. How did that happen? You changed, you grew, you learned new things, life happened and you adapted as best you could. How much would you say you consciously influenced the changes along the way? Counseling and therapy can be a great way to consciously influence how you change, grow and adapt. Throw in some expertise from someone who is educated in human behavior (me!) and now we're talking ; )
So when you are ready to start, I'd be happy to connect with you and see where you want to go from here. Life is a journey and it always helps to have support on a journey. Peace.
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