Anxiety, Trauma, Panic Attacks, Depression, Mood Swings, Grief and Loss
Many of these create feelings which are difficult to handle in our day-to-day lives. We need to work, pay bills, care for loved ones, and function when life does not seem to allow us time and space to figure out how to handle our own issues. The good news is that supportive therapy designed to meet your personal situation can provide tremendous relief from emotional overload and a way to honor your own individual experiences and process of change in recovery.
Once thought to be a problem strictly with hyperactive children, Attention Deficit Disorder is now recognized as a significant difficulty for many otherwise gifted college students, adult men and women. It can also be a tremendous stressor for couples. ADD is frequently misunderstood and consequently a contributor to low self esteem, anxiety, depression and relationship conflict. We can assess your ADD/ADHD symptoms together, and determine what coping skills will improve your ability to function with ease and comfort.
As a parent, you may find yourself frustrated in dealing with juggling the needs of many people at once. Even the most wonderful children may test your patience, limits and temper. Learning how to set age appropriate limits, find out “what’s normal” and how to deal with behavior issues without losing your cool can significantly help both you and your child enjoy those fleeting years of childhood. Grandparents are often faced with concerns about their adult children as well as their grandchildren; support and guidance in knowing how and when to help can be a gift for the whole family.
An attraction to a same sex partner, living an “alternative” lifestyle, or feeling that your gender is “wrong” are all issues that have become nearly mainstream in more liberal towns. However depression, anxiety, destructive behavior and self esteem can all take a nosedive when the pressures of appearing to be “normal” or fit in with family expectations and values make it difficult to be true to your own sense of identity. Creating your own positive image can be an invaluable step to improving your ability to handle life’s other challenges.
Ever wonder if you or a loved one have a drug or alcohol problem? Received a DUI/DWI and need help? Know you have a habit that is threatening your health or interfering with relationships? As a Certified Addictions Specialist I can provide you with an assessment, tools for recovery and support for the challenges along the way. Whether your struggle is with prescription drugs, alcohol, an eating disorder or other addictive behaviors, we can tailor a plan together to meet your specific needs for gentle encouragement, compassionate confrontation, reality checks, and new perspectives for creating a healthier lifestyle.