Can you relate to the unfortunate, yet common experience among women of feeling like you have no control over your life?
So many women tell me they’re stuck, that they’re spending all their time and energy just trying to get by.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could focus on thriving and enjoying your life instead of just merely surviving?
As women, we often feel as though we have to be all things to all people at all times. We wear so many different hats in our daily lives. Women of all ages and states in life face so much pressure to keep up and to be “enough.” Between caring for loved ones, juggling your priorities of work and life in general, and dealing with daily curveballs, you may feel like you’re running on fumes.
Like so many women that first show up in my office, you may have a sense that something has to change, but you’re so overwhelmed that you don’t have the first clue where to start. And while you know that it’s normal to have seasons in life that are difficult, this time it seems different.
As women, we often face unique personal and professional challenges and need help achieving peace and clarity so we can live the lives we want to be living.
In my practice, women come with a variety of issues such as:
- Struggles with infertility
- The loss of a loved one
- A breakup or a divorce
- Relationship struggles
- Self-esteem issues
- Difficulty in caring for parents and other family members
- Difficulty with life transitions
- Balancing career and motherhood
- Traumatic life events and histories
The old adage that “time heals all wounds” is not always true. In fact, not only does time not heal all wounds, in some cases time actually makes untended wounds worse.
Too often, we women ignore pain and discomfort, or push it to the side because we think we don’t have time to face it. We prioritize caring for others before ourselves. In your life, you may notice yourself withdrawing from activities you used to love and even people you love. It can affect your ability to be in fulfilling relationships, succeed at work, or effectively parent your children. It can even affect your physical health in a host of ways. Most importantly, you can lose your ability to be present and deeply enjoy the amazing things life has to offer.
No matter what situation you’re in, there’s a way to take control of your life and experience the transformation you’re longing for.
You have the power to choose how you respond to the challenges life presents: you can ignore them or let them overwhelm you, or, with skilled help, you can work through them knowing that you will emerge from the experience stronger than before. You will find that once you are happier, other people in your life will be happier, too.
With the help of counseling, it is possible to move into a life that is more balanced and fulfilling. Counseling provides a unique opportunity to speak to someone who will listen to you, provide support, and, crucially, to help you see things in a different way. Together with your counselor, you can make a plan and begin taking back control where you thought you had none.
After some time in counseling, you may notice that you’ve gained a sense of clarity and are better able to recognize all the beauty around you. You may find that you’re able to live life fully in the present. And when life presents you with a new challenge, you may notice yourself actually responding with a sense of control instead of simply reacting, because you’ve learned coping skills to help keep you steady.
As you grow and change from the therapeutic process, a new world of possibilities will open up, full of opportunities, rewards, and a sense of wonder and gratitude.
Regardless of where you are in your personal journey right now, I want you to know that you don’t have to continue feeling this way. I know what it’s like to face the challenges modern life places on women. I know what it’s like to get help in overcoming them.
You don’t have to do this alone anymore.
Help is a phone call away.