When trying to manage anxiety, we often focus on trying to control the wrong things…
Anxiety shows up in many forms, and in many ways, it can actually be helpful. But when your levels of anxiety are impacting your relationships, your work, your family or even your physical health, it can feel like parts of your life are just out of your control. Learning how to understand the type of anxiety that you are experiencing, and what tools to implement is the first step towards getting your life back. We would love to help you get there.
The effects of trauma experienced by some people is obvious… other trauma may leave its mark, but its effects are not always so obvious, and we may not realize that our daily reactions are stemming from a traumatic experience.
If you have experienced trauma in your life, you may continue to experience not only the psychological and emotional aftereffects of what occurred, you might find your physical health and interpersonal relationships being impacted as well. Although many of us are able to recover emotionally from accidents, assaults, and even abuse, some people will endure more long-term symptoms caused by trauma commonly known as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Others will suffer in silence or without even understanding they they too have experienced trauma in the form of Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN).
Self-growth and improvement can be a rewarding, but not always easy journey. It often means standing up to our fears, accepting of our humanness and making purposeful decisions about what we want in our lives. Our therapists are ready to walk alongside you.
Taking the leap to engage in self-improvement can open many doors in your life and lead to a fresh, energized you – whether your self-growth is targeted to one area of your life or many. Self-growth can certainly be a challenge, though, and if you’ve tried to accomplish your goals on your own once before, you may be uncertain of how you can master them now. Whether the improvement you’re searching for is new to you or something you’ve attempted before, our team of therapists is here to support you – all the way.
Some relationships are seemingly effortless. Others require a dedicated commitment to reach a healthy level of understanding, acceptance, and compromise.
When relationship dynamics are built on principles that are mainly favorable for one person only, the relationship can become a source of stress, anxiety, and guilt. Unhealthy relationships are not just uncomfortable – they can deeply impact people on a physical and emotional level. We want to help you address the concerning relationships in your life. This will allow you to have a healthy, meaningful bond and effectively make decisions about your future together.
Managing chronic illness is hard. Your loved ones may try to support you, but instead, invalidate your experience without realizing that they are doing so. You don’t want to be a burden to friends and family, but could really use support that can contain your feelings and allow you to navigate the range of emotions that you go through on a daily or weekly basis.
Managing a chronic illness involves a multitude of factors that are often hard for people to understand. Health burdens are compounded by psychological, financial and emotional aspects of dealing with what is sometimes an “invisible illness”. And more often than not, you would rather hear “I don’t know how you feel, but I’m here for you” rather than “But you look great!”. You don’t need to explain it to us. We get it and we are here for you.