HOW DOES THERAPY HELP?
We get stuck when the demands of current challenges are too much for our usual ways of coping.Stress comes with change, and change can be stressful when you don’t want it, but even when you do.
It can come from desired changes that affect you and your relationships—getting married, moving, buying a home, taking a new job, a promotion at work, having children, even retiring.It might result from disconnection from a friend, partner, sibling, parent or child due to conflict, divorce, disease, injury or death.
Stress is part of everyday life.Most of the time, we manage well, coping in the ways we have always done. Symptoms like depression and extreme anxiety occur when old ways of coping no longer work in the face of current challenges.
As your therapist, I will help you learn new ways of coping to get through stressful times, and to care for yourself and your relationships as you recover from symptoms of stress like depression and anxiety.
In our work together, you will adopt more effective ways of coping, so you can get out of whatever “stuck” place you are in. This means reaching a balance between feeling secure and tolerating the risk required for growth and change.It means finding that sweet spot where the needs of your relationships and your needs as an individual are in balance.The work takes place in individual, couples, and group therapy, or a combination of these.