We are sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, lovers, friends, coworkers. When these relationships become challenging it can have a rippling effect on our lives, impacting our functioning within our marriage, our families, our work, and our social lives.
Some of the bothersome thoughts staying in your mind are:
- Persons close to me have abandoned me in the past, what’s to say that won’t happen again?
- I’m always being taken advantage of.
- I never get enough affection. No one is there to comfort me.
- I am defective, flawed and unlovable.
- I feel like I’m on the outside looking in, I never fit in.
- I’m always meeting others’ needs at the expense of my own.
You’re looking to accept and appreciate yourself. You’re ready to delete unhelpful, critical self-talk from your mind. You want to learn to express needs and feelings assertively. It’s time to let go of the belief you need to be perfect to be happy.
Therapy is an opportunity to change those persistent unhelpful beliefs. In therapy you will:
- Practice a different way of thinking so you can change your belief about who you are and your capacity to relate to others.
- Start to connect your successful behaviors to your feelings.
- Develop skills to tolerate those anxious moments.
- Practice a balanced approach to life.
- Look at beliefs that have led to unhealthy choices and decisions.
- Link past to present and present to the future.
Don’t go this alone. Call or email me for support today.