You have taken the first step in healing
Seeking therapy as an adult for emotional or relationship issues can be a daunting experience, and you may be feeling like you don’t know where to start. This is a very common feeling, but rest assured that you have landed in the right place. We provide a warm, caring, and safe environment for you to openly discuss your personal challenges without feeling judged. Sometimes our lives can become stressful and depleting as we use our personal strengths to cope with an array of difficulties. Marital stress; the death of a loved one; or developmental milestones/growing older can overwhelm our typical functional coping skills, leaving us feeling stuck in our problems. If this sounds like you, you are not alone. These life experiences commonly strain the strongest of people, their emotional resources, and their support systems. You can overcome your struggles and we are here to help you. Our work with you will help to uncover and resolve sources of distress and pain while breaking negative patterns that keep you feeling stuck and depleted. By using a very structured and results-oriented therapeutic approach, we are able to help you think, feel, and live better.
Therapy For Adults
We live in a very fast-paced environment in our modern society. As adults we are expected to keep up with numerous responsibilities and often times find that there is not enough time in the day to accomplish necessary tasks, which compete for our limited source of energy. We are constantly pulled in multiple directions - by the kids, the employer, the significant other, the bills, and the list goes on and on. Over time these stressors build up and can leave us feeling drained and burned out. All too often, taking care of ourselves is the first thing to go, and we lose the ability to properly manage the stress in our everyday lives.
- Feeling persistently overworked, overwhelmed, and tired
- Experiencing irritable mood and feeling easily frustrated
- Increased conflict with family members and friends
- Poor quality of sleep (inability to fall asleep or stay asleep)
- Changes in eating patterns (overeating as a means of coping, or lack of appetite)
- Turning to unhealthy behaviors such as smoking or drinking to de-stress, without much relief
How We Help:
We understand that sometimes life is just plain hard, and we are here to provide the support you need to make it through challenging times. We help you to develop positive and healthy ways of coping that are designed to prevent the vicious cycle of stress and poor self-care. We help our clients gain insight to early signs that they are feeling depleted so that they can employ more life-balance and self-care, both of which are antidotes to stress. Our goal is to help you improve your functioning while concurrently living a more joyous and enriched life.
what You Can Achieve
- Attain newfound insight into what motivates your behavior and how you can make changes that foster stronger relationships, positive mood, and a more joyous life.
- Learn to positively communicate, validate, and cooperatively problem solve with others.
- Improve your mood as well as learn ways to create more balance and harmony in your life and relationships.
- Explore and gain insight into past childhood relationships/experiences that are causing you to repeat negative relational or behavior patterns.
- Learn skills to stop the overactive mind, responsible for feelings of anxiety, sleep difficulties, and chronic stress. Become more grounded in the present as you learn ways to regulate your thoughts and emotions.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Painful emotions such as anger, fear, sadness, anxiety, or guilt are usually triggered by particular thoughts. Often, negative emotions are preceded by negative, distorted, and unrealistic thoughts that do not accurately reflect reality.
It is undeniable that who people become as adults is significantly shaped by their experiences as young children. Oftentimes, however, people are largely unaware of how these important influences from their early life experiences affect them in their present life.
A great deal of emotional distress can be distilled down to one core problem – that is, living out of the current moment. Being stuck in the past or worrying excessively about the future leads to depression and anxiety, amongst other uncomfortable feelings.