Do you enjoy your life? I specialize in helping people define and achieve their goals in life.
Have you been trying to change a constant downward spiral of negative thinking? That is one of the hardest symptoms of depression and anxiety to overcome alone. Therapy can help you challenge your negative thoughts and increase your ability to motivate yourself. Learn how to overcome habits like procrastination, emotional eating and feeling stuck in your life. Figure out better ways to communicate and increase positive relationships with others. Give yourself the gift of therapy.
I treat failure-producing anxiety in social situations and at work. I also treat grief and loss. I use the whole person model. The client and I develop, test out and fine tune strategies and develop skills so, going forward, successes and life-satisfying changes and goals are more easily reached.
I have a certificate in personal coaching to better work with the many people experiencing transitions in career and relationships. I enjoy helping people learn how to self motivate and cope with discouragement. My training has helped my work with corporate clients wanting to change work relationships and be better leaders.
The start of any transition; to a new job, to working after being in school, to coming back to work after maternity leave, to a job loss and new job start can feel like a new beginning. There is a lot of energy, motivation. Goals composed of doing better, doing work life differently are in the front of conscious thought.
Every transition has an unpredictable middle though. The pace slows. You are plodding in the dark through perfectionism; I should know how to do this by now. Self doubt, why did I decide to do this? I'm bad at this. Is this going to work?
It's just like Early Spring weather. It's snowing so hard you can't see in front of you in one minute ( You are lost, not smart enough or good enough) and sunny (You know what you're doing. And you're doing great!) in the next minute.
Try not to get drawn into anxiety/ negative thoughts about what's going to happen. Try paying attention. To changes in the ground, to the emotional tone of your thoughts. Listen to yourself. You can coach yourself through doubt, through the unpredictable happening to you. And keep moving. Don't get sucked into all or nothing thinking; Is this really the right job for me? Why is this so hard? Does anyone like me here? The middle is the time to plod along; just get your miles in, as runners say.
Famous psychotherapist, Irving Yalom, says, go back to one. Remember your goals, in life, in this job. Did you want to learn more about your field? Position yourself for promotions and more money? Make enough money to travel, buy a car or a house? Use those goals as motivators to muscle through doubt. Cultivate faith that you will achieve your goals.
And have some patience with the middle; the messy, unpredictable events of early Spring. We all know Late Spring; flowers, green grass and sunscreen! are coming. Yes, it can feel like it's taking way too long. Just keep moving.