BENEFITS OF COUNSELING
IS COUNSELING RIGHT FOR YOU?
Very often, we can find ourselves stuck. When we pause, taking a moment to really look at how we’re feeling and what’s happening for us, we discover that we are simply surviving, not thriving. I believe we all deserve to lead our best lives, and we do that by being fully engaged with our ourselves, our family and our relationships.
HOW CAN COUNSELING HELP ME THRIVE?
It’s easy for us to get caught up in the everyday, losing sight of the things that bring us joy, fulfillment and purpose. Counseling helps you re-frame and re-focus, supporting you in defining a sense of life purpose by mindfully attending to what moves you and makes you whole. Establishing that sense of wholeness can bring a new vitality to your everyday life, enriching your experience, re-affirming your relationships and creating a context of self-care that supports you in living your best life.
WHY COUNSELING WITH ME?
Not thriving in our lives can negatively impact our health, our relationships, our career and our peace of mind. Counseling is a way to get ourselves unstuck and on a path of growth and self-love. I feel when we are mindful of our experience and fully engaged with each moment, we can truly flourish. Working together, we can explore new strategies for approaching the things you feel may have you stuck and nourish those aspects of your life that will lead to a richer, more fulfilling experience.
DOES COUNSELING BENEFIT JUST ME?
It’s not uncommon to get overwhelmed, whether it’s with something as seemingly simple as a job change, or possibly not understanding how to parent your highly sensitive child. There are a range of concerns that can be addressed in counseling and, while your curiosity about counseling may start with you, those concerns don’t all have to be about you. Your partner may benefit from counseling, and that could, in turn benefit your relationship. Perhaps you’re all struggling with conflict at home, as children grow older and seek their independence. Maybe you’re confronting a loss, or trauma or some other life transition that is impacting not only you, but everyone in your family.
WHY CAN’T I DO THIS MYSELF?
There’s an old expression, ‘Sometimes we can’t see the forest for the tress’. What that means when it comes to recognizing where and how we need to make changes for ourselves is that often we need someone’s help to guide us through the forest. Of course, you could find a compass and, if you have a good idea of which direction is North, you might be able to navigate at least part of the way. On the other hand, you’re already lost in the woods, so connecting with a counselor to help you find your way back to the main road can make your journey more fruitful and fulfullling.
HOW WILL COUNSELING BENEFIT ME LONG TERM?
Counseling is one of the purest forms of self-care. It’s one of the few places that you can unselfishly focus on yourself, your needs and your personal growth, not only for your benefit, but to help you in better supporting your family and other relationships. The long-term impact of the choice to enter into counseling is a richer, more fulfilling life, improved relationships and better communication with family, friends and co-workers.