Are you finding it hard to find motivation and drive each day? Maybe your mood has felt down for an extended period of time, low self worth, or lack of interest in activities that you have previously loved? Difficulty with sleep and appetite? These may be signs that you are struggling with depression or another mood disorder. You don’t have to be alone in your journey to find meaning and direction in your life. One of our therapists can help you understand why you may be feeling the way you are as well as help you find tools towards improving your mood and finding balance in your life.
Do you find yourself worrying too much? Feeling like your mind is spiraling and you can’t seem to find the stop button? It may feel as though you are working so hard to stay in the present moment yet you just can’t. Your sleep, social life, and/or relationships may suffer. This may be anxiety. Anxiety looks and feels different for everyone. Many may try so hard to appear as though they are “keeping it together,” yet on the inside they want to hide away from life. These may all be signs that you could benefit from talking with a therapist to help you understand what you’re experiencing and give you tools to feel unburdened by those ruminating thoughts.
Our relationship with food is complicated. We are constantly bombarded with messages about what foods are “good” and “bad,” what our bodies “should” look like, and what the newest fad diet is that we should try. For someone that struggles with body image and their relationship with food, these messages can make them feel imprisoned. While some people may find that they have occasional negative thoughts about their body and eating, others may have severe and persistent negative thoughts and behaviors such as restricting, bingeing, purging, and/or over-exercising. If you find that you are struggling to find balance with your thoughts and behaviors around your relationship with your body and food, a therapist can help you understand what is influencing these thoughts and behaviors so that you find more balance.
There are times in our lives where we experience significant unexpected change and loss. It may feel like you are stuck and unable to manage the overwhelming emotions that accompany the loss. Grief doesn’t have to look a certain way. There is no right or wrong way to mourn. It can feel like a roller coaster unique to each individual. One of our therapists can sit alongside you on this roller coaster to help you make sense of the complexity of the experience. You don’t have to go through this alone.
Have you experienced an event or a series of events in your past that seem to hold you back and continue to impact your life? Trauma affects the body and the brain in very significant ways. You may find that you want to numb yourself with substances, food, technology, or simply avoiding daily life. Many people may feel ashamed to talk about the event(s) of the past. Therapy is a place where you can begin talking about your trauma in a safe and protected space. You will find that over time you will learn to process past negative events and learn to live in a way that feels safe again.
Being a woman comes along with unique challenges such as fertility, pregnancy, or postpartum depression/anxiety. Having a space to find your voice in your personal and professional life, oftentimes juggling being a mother and caretaker. You may have experienced the effects of the #Metoo movement and haven’t felt safe enough to advocate for yourself or those around you. Finding your unique identity as a woman in today’s world can be incredibly hard. Finding balance among the many roles women play can feel impossible. Let one of our therapists help you find your true self.