There are times in a person’s life when it becomes unmanageable and too much to carry alone. Counseling is a safe place where you can go to discuss your personal struggles and discuss potential solutions that will work best for you.
Being in relationships can be wonderful and fulfilling. However, there are times when, even in the best of relationships, you feel disconnected and detached from your partner, unable to communicate, not getting your needs met, and feeling that things need to improvement. Coming to therapy can help couples gain insight into their relationship and the dynamics and interactive patterns that are contributing to the negative cycle that they are in. With commitment and hard work, you can feel more connected and get the love you each are seeking.
Grief is a universal human experience that is often misunderstood and unacknowledged. It can be isolating and lonely for those who struggle with loss. Many who seek counseling don’t even realize that what they are experiencing may be unresolved grief/loss issues. Therapy can help you begin to understand and process your grief and help you start living again.
Even with all of the preparations you can do, nothing can ever truly prepare you for becoming new parents! It changes your entire life! Explore the changing moods, feelings and emotions related to becoming a new mother or father and recognize when it’s more than just the “baby blues”. Learn how to manage anxiety and stress of motherhood/fatherhood, the importance of self-care, regain control over negative thoughts and start feeling like yourself again.
TRAUMA RECOVERY & ABUSE
We all have experienced trauma in our lives, in one degree or another. However, if we have had multiple traumas or been exposed to severe trauma and abuse, it is critical that you be able to process the emotions associated with your experience with someone who understands trauma and can help you to heal. Trauma can stem from early attachment years or be related to experiences later in life as an adolescent or adult. This can affect your current mental health and current quality of life.
Infertility can impact every aspect of your life, making you feel anxious, guilty, lonely or angry. Talking to someone can help in coping with the stresses of ongoing medical treatments and the uncertainty of its outcome. It can also help you and your partner decide if fertility treatment is the right choice for you. The inability for you to become pregnant can trigger intense feelings and counseling can help you process these emotions, that can sometimes help the fertility process naturally.
When couples experience a relationship trauma due to forms of infidelity… emotionally, virtually, or physically, it can be devastating to a relationship. It may seem impossible for a relationship to survive or recover, but this is not always the case. Counseling has the potential to provide couples hope and healing, teaching individuals strategies in rebuilding trust that can result in a stronger, healthier relationship.
Before a couple is married, it is a great time to do some prevention and maybe even some intervention of issues that create conflict in relationships. Counseling can help you learn some great strategies that can help both of you better communicate and connect with your partner!
Families can be a great source of love, safety, security, and stability in a world of chaos. Unfortunately, sometimes, it is in our own families that we can also experience our greatest pain and suffering. Talking to a counselor can help you see patterns of behaviors that your family has taught you and help you recognize the choices/options you have in establishing healthy boundaries to protect these most precious relationships.
There are occasions when group counseling can be very beneficial to the therapeutic process. Other individuals who are experiencing similar issues can oftentimes help you to recognize ways to better cope with the challenges you face. It is also a great place to learn and develop effective coping skills to manage the things you may be struggling with.