Is it time to quiet your busy mind so that you can hear yourself think? It can be tough to tune into your authentic voice when stress and anxiety get in the way. Connecting with friends and loved ones when you are feeling dissatisfied or depressed can be hard too.
If this resonates, it’s time to make some changes. Therapy can be a good place to figure out what you really want to change and how you want to go about it. Imagine waking up in the morning without dread, being able to speak your mind without worry about offending someone, and having confidence in your ideas and decisions. It’s possible.
We will look at various solutions to symptoms that are negatively impacting you, like obsessive thinking, worry, or harsh self-criticism. I use mindfulness and self-compassion exercises frequently to help lessen anxiety so that you can relax and rediscover what you are passionate about in life.
We will explore your history, make plans for change, and celebrate incremental success. Just as facing the difficult realities of your history and behavior can be uncomfortable and painful, acknowledging personal growth and building acceptance of self can be celebratory and liberating.
How long you stay in therapy depends on you. I find that focusing on the process is more important than a focus on time. Impatience is not a good partner to change. And I firmly believe that change is possible for everyone.
Finally, the most important thing you can do to get positive results from therapy is to find a therapist that you feel comfortable with. A person who is a little bit familiar and one that can also challenge you.