“Reclaiming my time.” Maxine Waters
I help people rediscover how spending time with themselves increases the energy you have toward others. Prioritizing work and relationships over self-care leads to burn out, resentment, depression, and anxiety. We help others best when we take care of ourselves first. Learning how to make time for yourself can be a challenge. However, making the time for yourself has many benefits. Self-care is often sacrificed when fulfilling other roles such as mother, father, friend, or spouse. You can maintain yourself and be in relationships with others.
Ending a relationship or being challenged to consider the possibility of ending a relationship is tough. I help with letting go, exploring new possibilities and coping with difficult emotions.
Have you ever wondered, “Why do people take advantage of me?” Counseling teaches you how to set limits, boundaries and develop healthy relationships.
Counseling to address family challenges
“There’s a message in the way someone treats you… Just Listen.”
Managing relationships with difficult family members that have been strained for years can be exhausting. I help people create skills to be assertive and create healthy boundaries in challenging relationships. Difficult family interactions lead to people feeling depressed or anxious. Family relationships can be challenged by a history of abuse or neglect, substance abuse, emotional neglect or prolonged unhealthy boundaries.
I help co-dependent people gain independence from broken or unhealthy relationships. Co-dependence is defined as being in an unhealthy emotionally draining relationship that is harmful to your mental wellness.
Dating and Couples Counseling
“There are many things that I would like to say, but I don’t know how.”
Being in a healthy relationship is possible with the right tools. I help couples recover from affairs, improve communication and rekindle lost connection. Couples therapy serves as a space to build emotional communication and improve agreement recovery skills. Also, couples therapy can serve as a place to help you decide the next steps in your relationship or to help with recovering from a difficult breakup.
In relationships, it is often assumed that your spouse is aware of your needs and expectations. This is not the case as people have to be informed clearly of your needs and desires. Couples therapy teaches you how to communicate your needs and expectations.