If you want to gain more control over your life, simply contact me today and I will help guide you through the rest. Take care!
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Western Springs, IL
From pandemics to new jobs. If you think about it, any life transition is a change from the "norm". Even positive changes can create feelings of being overwhelmed until a new routine is developed. Adaptation is key! How do we adapt to circumstances that are within our control and not within our control? The answer is perception. How we perceive circumstances directly determines the thoughts and actions we take which can be either negative or positive depending on our mindset.
Who doesn't want to achieve personal growth? Personal growth creates the best sense of self possible which increases esteem and confidence. Too many times my clients say, "I feel stuck". "I feel I'm not where I should be at my age". "If I would have made different choices, I might not be where I'm at". These statements can cause feelings of shame and guilt which can lead to depression, anxiety, and self defeat.
Would it be nice to be stress free? Let's think about that. When people think about stress, there is a negative connotation associated with that word...STRESS. However, there is good stress and bad stress. Good stress allows us to stay motivated and achieve our goals whereas bad stress can cause procrastination, burn out, and feelings of being overwhelmed. Overcoming bad stress creates resilience, "if I can get through this, I can get through anything".
Motivational interviewing is a tool that we all can use in our daily lives. The primary principles of this technique is to use open ended questions in order to deepen the understanding of motivation (stages of change), build rapport, be empathetic to meeting client's needs, and empower self efficacy.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a widely used method primarily for couple therapy, but can be used on an individual approach. To me, this is the approach of choice. EFT is about re-building that emotional connection with your partner. Getting past the surface level problems and diving into the sub-layers where most conflict comes from. Do you feel alone and out of touch with your partner? Are you holding on to past issues because they are unresolved? If you answered yes, contact me today!
Here’s to You! LLC combines specialized coaching and counseling techniques that are unique to you without using a “cookie cutter approach”. We collaborate on creating strategies that work for you! Celebrating your accomplishments and changing your weaknesses into strengths. We offer an unbiased and non-judgmental approach giving you the peace and respect which is crucial for allowing trust and open communication.
Would you like to improve communication and the way you and your partner interact? Would you like to resolve conflict and disagreements? Would you like to learn "healthy" ways to fight and improve intimacy? Relationship issues are primarily caused by an emotional disconnection. Contact me today and I will give you the skills on how to accomplish these goals in addition to understanding yourself and your partner better.
Do you have difficulty asking for help and put off seeking treatment even though you've been depressed for several years? Are you not really sure where to start or what to talk about? Most people find it difficult to motivate themselves which can create guilt and shame. They struggle to find happiness and get "weighed down" by the world almost all the time. When this happens, people start to feel uncertain, afraid, and not able to trust their own judgement. This can lead to low self-esteem.
Does your anxiety keep you from doing "normal" things? Do you put others before yourself and end up getting hurt? Is your sleep and mood greatly affected by stress and feelings of being overwhelmed? Anxiety causes us to overthink situations and creates a downward spiral leading into more negativity creating panic attacks and "meltdowns". Are you feeling insecure? Would you like to get back to your confident self? I can give you the tools needed to feel empowered and take back your life!