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New beginnings… happy or harried????
New beginnings, whether a new year, new semester, new quarter, new phase, or new day, can bring the promise of a clean slate and a fresh start or the sense of dread that if it was tough last time, it’ll be worse trying again. Changing the stressors of one season for another’s might lighten the load but could also feel even more challenging. Although the pressures of the holiday season are officially over, those extra pounds and the cold, dark days ahead don’t always have us choosing the most healthy coping strategies. Similar struggles could revolve around choices about your budget (did we celebrate outside our means?), repeating negative cycles with your partner because it seems easier than changing, and the depression and anxiety that hit when your life doesn’t compare to “everyone” else’s posts. All this and more takes an enormous toll on our emotional well-being. The flood of thoughts and feelings might jump start an internal (and interpersonal!) dialogue that can impact perceptions about your relationships, or complicate managing all the kids’ activities – or inspire you to truly address the challenges that have interfered with your realizing your greater purpose. Whatever this time of year means to you, your relationships, or your family, it is possible that you are experiencing personal reflection leading to possible changes in your life.
Often it’s welcomed as exciting possibilities and opportunities, but it can also be a time of anxiety (stress, pressure to embrace unrealistic expectations, tension brought by too much to do, performance anxiety…), loss (home feeling empty with everyone off at their activities and feeling lonely or purposeless, something missing or someone gone), regret (oh, we never got around to that…), depression (I’m supposed to be happy, energized, and re-focused, but I’m not), being overwhelmed by the realities of life stressors and obligations and what you “should” do at this time, or any number of emotional reactions to what’s going on.
Whatever the causes and the feelings that have your life, your relationships, or your children’s behaviors not as you want, greater understanding and more effective approaches can be yours. By being where you are at this moment and visiting my site, you are taking action toward making positive changes in your life and in your relationships.
How Therapy Can Help
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you build on the strengths you already have, uncover the resources that may have become buried, and introduce and expand new strategies that promote your success. While we can’t change the difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapeutic approaches and techniques, we can identify long-standing negative perceptions and behaviors that may be holding you back so you can interrupt those patterns and experience a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
If you’re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
Please contact me to schedule a free initial consultation.
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“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”
– Nido Qubein