Counseling & Trauma Counseling
Counseling is often thought of as something “weak people” turn to or something to use when you’re “going crazy”. In reality, counseling is a process that helps people deal with the problems that occur with living our day-to-day lives through interactions with a trained professional. When life feels difficult or stressful, it often helps to talk with a person who listens well – to have a place where you can be heard and understood in a way that makes a difference. Counseling is that place.
Counseling is an active, collaborative process that can help you explore what’s working well in your life and what you want to be different. I’ll be a receptive, non-judgmental listener who helps you to:
work through the questions your bring
gain perspective on relationships, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors
say what’s on your mind
express your thoughts and feelings
talk openly about your hopes, fears, dreams and worries
look at behaviors and thought patterns that work for you and those that you might want to change
Together we will create a safe environment where you will be able to:
explore pain and grief
work through life transitions
examine issues from the past that impact your way in the world today
develop strategies to move through the stuck points in your life
find ways to cope with things that seem unmanageable
We will work together through these concerns in a way that helps you know yourself more fully and find clarity to enable you to move forward.