Our lives are ever changing, even when we don’t expect the change to happen. Some changes occur naturally, such as graduating from high school or college, starting a new job, starting a new relationship, and having a family. And while these changes are welcomed, they aren’t without their challenges. Sometimes, we’re just not prepared even though we thought we were. And, sometimes, these welcomed changes don’t go the way we had hoped. I can help you navigate through various challenges so you are better equipped to face them.
Relationships come in many different forms, such as the ones we have with our significant others, parents, siblings, children, business partners, co-workers, staff, and friends. At times, we may feel unheard, minimized, confused, angry, hurt, and frustrated. Learning to hear each other differently, and communicate more effectively takes patience, and my goal is to help guide you through the process of being able to listen more closely, and communicate more successfully.
Many of us have felt extreme sadness at some point in our lives. But, when the sadness becomes prolonged and interferes with our ability to function effectively and be present, it becomes depression. And, this extreme sadness can show itself in various ways, such as low energy, loss of interest, irritability, isolation, hopelessness, distraction, and guilt. Through our work together, we will determine origins of the sadness, uncover triggers, and find ways of coping that work specifically for you. It may seem like a daunting task initially, but depression is treatable, and the cloud hanging over your head can be lifted.
Sometimes, we get so nervous about something, that anxiety soon presents itself. Anxiety is not necessarily a bad thing as it can be protective to alert us when we are facing danger – fight or flight, either way, we’ve been alerted. And now we can act. However, sometime, anxiety can be paralyzing, and can take on different forms, such as insomnia, being fidgety, tension, nausea, shortness of breath, and heart palpitations. Through support and a better understanding of what is causing your anxiety, together we can help determine how to best help you manage it.