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I believe that at some point in our lives all of us feel we’ve lost our way, can’t find motivation, or wonder “what’s the point?”. Is this you right now? Have you been questioning the road you’re on or wondering if you’re still in the driver’s seat? Have you noticed that you want change, but don’t know what improvement would actually look like, or try to make change and nothing seems to actually happen? Or perhaps you know just what you want, but feel paralyzed by your thoughts, wanting to have considered every angle before taking action? And, on top of it all, are you beating yourself up about how you’re feeling and acting? If this is how you’ve been feeling lately, there is hope to get moving on the path you choose in life!
Sometimes our disconnection to the world happens through losses in our lives. Have you recently experienced loss? We don’t just have losses through death – there are many ways we experience loss in our lives. We lose relationships, jobs, hopes, dreams, envisioned futures, abilities, and, unfortunately, many other things and experiences. If you’ve experienced loss, your losses deserve grieving. Have you done this grief work?
I am a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s top-ten nationally ranked mental health counseling Masters program, with experience working with clients finding meaning in life while living through depression, anxiety, life transitions, chronic disease, grief, loss, aging, caregiving, dementia, memory loss, end-of-life discussions, and many other issues. I believe that you are the expert on yourself. Together we can create a compassionate and non-judgmental space where you can explore and experiment with new solutions. I use an integrative counseling approach tailored to your needs, incorporating both Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I am also trained in sand tray therapy and expressive arts, which can be helpful for all ages (not just children!) when you just don’t seem to have the words to understand what you feel and experience.
Although it can be difficult and painful, I believe in post-traumatic growth, that our biggest difficulties in life are also our biggest opportunities to learn and to grow. You can choose to embrace the difficulties in your life as opportunities to become your best self. In the words of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” Are you ready to embrace difficulty and grow more beautiful?
Through my life experience as a caregiver and grieving human, I have seen firsthand the power of post-traumatic growth. If you are ready to find growth in your difficulties, start walking a new path, grow meaning in your life, live as your authentic self, or otherwise have a companion in making choices that are right for you, I would be honored to partner with you on your journey.
You don’t have to walk alone. Give me a call or send me a text at 407-205-2574 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your free phone consultation or your first appointment.
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