If you are hesitant about seeking mental health counseling because you don’t want to be labeled with a “disorder,” encouraged to dig up the past, take medication… you feel deep down there has to be another way to feel better…
Or, You have been to counseling before, told your story and past experiences many times but did not find lasting relief…
My Mental Health Counseling Services may be a good fit for you.
I see any mental suffering and “Mental Illness” as simply a diversion from the natural mental health you are born with. Your natural mental health is the “default setting,” any “illness” or suffering is simply “offline” from that health.
I will help you rediscover your innate mental health through an understanding of where your experience (feeling, mood, behavior) actually comes from. Gaining insight into how the mind really works has a settling effect and brings instant mental clarity. From a clearer mind you will discover that wellbeing, wisdom and resilience are always accessible.
My job is to help you understand how the mind works in a way that is relevant and meaningful to you. When you have your own insights into this basic fact, you can:
- Overcome depression, anxiety, mood swings, anger issues, past traumas or any mental health concern
- Rise above merely “coping” with symptoms and truly thrive
- Rid yourself of addictive behaviors
- Heal from grief and loss
- Live and work with less stress and more ease
- Resolve conflicts in your relationships
- Experience deeper connections with loved ones
What’s more, you can achieve all of this without:
- Dredging up the past and rehashing painful memories
- Reliance on techniques
- Challenging, managing or reframing your thinking (that’s a lot of work!)
- Reliance on medication (or without as much medication)
Being a health focused vs illness focused counselor allows me to really listen to people beyond the lens of diagnoses or problems. People tell me how much they appreciate the fact that I listen deeply to them as human beings and not to a category or diagnosis. When people feel heard and respected, they tend to calm down. From calm and understanding of the mind they access their wisdom and have insights that are at least helpful and at best life changing. I am grateful everyday to be able to witness the healing and transformations that occur.
If anything I have written here inspires hope in you, please don’t wait. Contact me today so we can get you on the path of feeling good again.
Quinn is my associate and registered Therapy Dog. She helps people calm down and feel welcome. Please let me know if you are allergic to or afraid of dogs and I will arrange to leave Quinn at home on your appointment day.