You woke up in the middle of the night, fearful and confused about how you got to this point in your life.
As you become more aware of your surroundings you feel even worse. This was not your plan…. this way of living is not even something that you could have imagined in your wildest dreams!
How did this happen?
The pain you are feeling is causing you to have physical symptoms. You may be experiencing digestive issues, insomnia, back and neck pain, or a host of other places in your body where you are “wearing your pain.”
You are broken down and overwhelmed by the enormity of it all. Often you think it might be best to just stay in bed. Stay under the covers and allow the world to simply go along without you today.
You cannot think of where to begin to solve this problem. You are stuck.
When difficulty happens, as it does for us all, we have choices about how we respond. We can simply not allow whatever happened to affect us and move on with our lives, or the event can rock us to our very core.
Our family can be a great source of comfort and strength, and friends can provide a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on if we allow them to see our hurt.
More often than not, we choose to keep these deep hurts and struggles to ourselves out of fear of others really knowing how much we are hurting. If left to our own thoughts and feelings, we can paint ourselves into difficult corners. We can become stuck.
This is where therapy can be of assistance. When you feel that no one could understand why you feel so sad and alone in your struggle, assistance is just a call away.
The words “marriage” and “children” can bring up so many emotions, feelings and thoughts for all of us. These relationships can be the source of our greatest joys as well as our biggest struggles.
But there’s no need to struggle alone.
Humans were created to be in community and in relationships – no man is an island. No person is meant to go through life alone, especially in difficult times. It is only our society and our sense of independence that keeps us from living whole and abundant lives in communities that we feel safe to express our need for help, and our need to help others.
As a trained psychotherapist, I am here to help see you through the rough times and help you to move on with your life with confidence and hope in your future. My purpose is to provide a completely safe space for you to work though the issues that hold you back. This may mean that we sit in quiet reflection or express our anger in a loud voice!It may be more comfortable for us to dance or draw as part of your healing.
The space and the time in therapy is for you to use to make your life outside of therapy rewarding and enriching!