You have so much courage and strength within you to take those first steps in finding a counselor. Maybe you have some worries about sharing private information with someone you just met or are feeling anxious about not knowing what to expect in the counseling process. Rest assured, these thoughts and feelings are normal. Even if this is not your first time in counseling, it is still a different experience with a new counselor.
Finding a counselor that is a good fit is very important. It is a priority for me to help you feel safe and comfortable in my office. This is achieved by providing a calm, quiet atmosphere to share your most inner thoughts. I will be attentive and listen to not only your words but the feelings you are expressing. Skills such as relaxation and breathing exercises, mindfulness, and coping skills will help you feel empowered to bring what you learn in counseling into your everyday life.
Individual counseling is an opportunity to have one on one help with your challenges. While in my office, you will have my undivided attention. My focus is you.
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming it."
- Helen Keller
Do any of these feel familiar?
- unable to cope with the challenges of life
- struggling with an addiction
- unsatisfied or lonely in your relationships
- going through life transitions or experiencing a crisis
- experiencing parenting challenges
- feeling stuck and unable to move on from difficult memories and experiences
If so, then individual counseling is for you. You are not alone. I am here to support and encourage you on your journey to be able to feel better, be happier, and have more peace in your life so you can live the life you want to live.