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Turn Struggle into Hope … and Create a Future You Love!
If you’re struggling with feelings of restlessness, boredom, existential dread, are desperate for change, asking yourself “Now what?” or just feel lost on the ocean of life, I get it. I’ve been there.
Maybe you went to college, possibly even grad school, made it to “real life,” and even have the career you once dreamed of … so why don’t you feel happy, or at least content?
Perhaps you have a partner you love, the children and family you hoped for … so why do feel like an imposter in your own life?
You’re smart, ambitious, you’ve followed all the rules and done all of the things family and society have told you you’re “supposed to,” yet something seems to have gone wrong somewhere … but what?
You feel you should be able to figure it out. So you search and you search, but you never find the answer. And the more you search, the more you realize you’re not even sure you know the right questions to ask.
Is this just how life is?
Are you meant to struggle, to not have your needs met, hell, to not even know what your needs are?!?
I’m here to tell you life does NOT have to feel this way.
First of all, while it may seem difficult to swallow, the struggles you’re facing are a good thing. Those struggles mean you’re not just “going along to get along” or throwing in the proverbial towel … you’re questioning the assumptions you’ve previously taken for granted, which is the first step towards creating the change you desire.
And, maybe more importantly, you need to know that you haven’t done anything wrong.
We’re all surrounded by others’ expectations: societal norms, the demands of school and career, and the expectations of family and friends, to name but a few.
Sometimes we hold ourselves back because we believe we shouldn’t think or act in certain ways. Sometimes we’re just trying to survive.
Of course, some thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors don’t serve our best interests. But we need to explore them, uncover what it is we truly want and need, even buck the system, in order to discover our true purpose and create a life we truly love!
How Counseling and Therapy Can Help You Overcome Feelings of Burnout and Navigate Mid-Life Transitions
Yes, you could just continue to wrestle with these issues on your own, hoping the answers will come … eventually. But that’s less than likely to occur, especially if you’re not even sure of the right questions to ask!
What about talking through these dilemmas with friends and family members?
While doing so may help, friends and family can’t be truly objective. And if their expectations are part of the reason you haven’t struck out on your own path, then talking with them about these matters may lead to more confusion, not less.
If your goal is to create positive, lasting change, then you need to objectively explore your own expectations, as well as those of others, take a closer look at what you’re doing and why you’re doing it, and figure our what you need to feel truly happy and fulfilled.
In short, you need to know who you really are and what you want out of life. It’s a very personal journey … and this is precisely what counseling and psychotherapy are all about.
I’m here to give you the non-judgmental space you need to do the hard work of figuring out the right questions to ask, searching for your own answers, and to serve as your guide on the path you’ll create that will lead you to your goals.
Specifically, counseling and psychotherapy can help you:
- Cope with and overcome feelings of anxiety, dysthymia, lack of motivation, low self-esteem, feelings of existential dread, and any coping mechanisms you’re using to deal with these issues that are really just getting in your own way.
- Stop overcompensating for problems in one area of your life by overachieving in another, so you can achieve the harmonious balance that’s right for you.
- Get over any feelings you have that you’re “doing it wrong” or need to do everything perfectly.
- Learn to say “no” to others in a respectful manner, so you can finally start saying, “Yes!” to yourself.
- Figure out what beliefs you have about yourself and the world around you that aren’t serving your best interests, so you can create new beliefs that do.
- Find and create the time and energy to do the things that bring meaning, value and joy to your life.
- Discover who you truly are, so you can live a more authentic, purpose-driven life.
I know what it’s like to wake up in the morning and wonder, “What happened to me?” I’ve been there myself.
I’m a highly sensitive person who’s had to learn how to cope with and overcome being easily overwhelmed. I’ve struggled with perfectionism and creating a healthy work-life balance. I used to have a hard time saying “no” to others. And it’s taken me a lot of deep digging, reflecting, and therapy to figure out what I truly want, need, and value … and create it.
I know from personal experience and the work I do with clients every day that it IS possible for you to figure out what the right questions are, as well as your own answers to them, and start taking the steps you need to create a better future. I’ve done just that. And I’m here to help you do the same.
So, if you’re ready to stop trying to figure it all out on your own …
If you’re ready to work with someone who understands – someone who knows you’re a deep thinker, a deep feeler, and smart as hell …
If you’re ready to work with someone who will challenge you to recognize the needs you’ve hidden in an effort to survive, and help you thrive …
If you’re ready to take a deeper journey and explore what you really need in order to create a future you love and a fulfilling and rewarding life …
If you’re ready, call me already! ?
Contact me today by phone at 503-961-9200 or by email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how I can help and to see whether or not we’d be a good fit for working together. I look forward to speaking with you.