We are all impacted by our environment, schedules, and daily stressors within our lives. When these factors compound, we sometimes lose the energy to do anything besides tolerate them day to day as we wait for factors in our life to change in order to make things like achieving our goals or having fun possible again. If you have found yourself saying, “after I finish …”, “once I am no longer living here then I can …”, “Maybe I’ll be able to start … next year”, and only in these conditions you feel like you will be able to live your life authentically, then therapy may be a good place to start.
So many of my clients have reported struggling with how they identify. Maybe you do not feel comfortable in your own skin; perhaps the language you are using to describe yourself does not seem to align, or you may feel like there is a community or support out there that you do not know how to find and need some additional support. Through the process of introspection, self-discovery, and self-understanding, we can work together to process your identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, accessibility needs, dreams and aspirations, social and relational goals, and sexual health needs.
Let's build your skills set, help you gain a better understanding of yourself and your partner(s), expand on your sexuality and expression, get out of unhealthy patterns in relationships, and build a life full of passion, pleasure, excitement, love, peace and confidence-- the life you deserve to be living!
Life Skills Coaching
Some clients prefer to start off with Life Skills Coaching.
This is a way to learn specific skills with therapeutic support. It is task orientated and designed to problem solve different ways to implement these skills in your present life. We do not discuss the past or process trauma, we only focus on your ability to thrive. During coaching sessions, we will be learning the important things you weren’t taught in school: how to manage your time, prepare yourself for a professional workplace, managing complex medical care, secure your budget, make healthier food choices, identify educational options, learn to locate resources in your community, learning to have fun again, self-advocacy, and everything in between. There are often skills that we need to succeed in the lives that we chose, and until needs of security and stability are met, it becomes difficult to process our emotional needs within therapy.
Career Counseling is open for everyone at every stage of life and involves the full spectrum of employment. Counseling allows a person to understand themselves and their role in the workplace to make educated life and career decisions. A job that is not satisfying or complimentary to your skills can lead to anxiety, depression, physical health issues, mood changes, and other issues. Our goals are to find job duties and environments that best suit your needs and create fulfillment in your life.
Through counseling we can engage in career exploration, career choices, maintaining your current job by addressing conflicts, identifying accommodations needed to decrease stress and increase productivity, ways to return to work after significant time off, pursuing lifelong career development or education goals, expanding networking skills, and learning how to leave your job professionally.
I will start the process by discussing your current qualifications, experience, and strengths and weaknesses, then I will review desired salary, personal hobbies and interests, location, and job market. If you are worried about not meeting the requirements for a desired job/career we can explore career development (education, training, certification), and how best to demonstrate your expertise on your resume. Resumes are always done collaboratively to help create lifelong skills.