You look like you have it all together on the outside, but you are tired of pretending everything is great. Don’t get me wrong, some areas of your life may be going well, but you long for something more. Something is missing. And you are not even sure what that “something” is. Maybe your faith has always been a part of your life, but at this point, you are wondering how it all fits together. It may be a source of strength, but it still doesn’t bring you the comfort it once did. Or maybe you are questioning your faith altogether.
You have tried reading some blogs or self-help books, but that is not cutting it. Your friends suggest finding a therapist. But you are wondering if that is really necessary. How can a stranger help me with my stuff?
Experiencing adversity is a part of life; it is not a sign of failure. In fact, it is often in our pain that we discover a strength that we did not know we possess. But you don’t have to face it alone. I have the privilege of working with dynamic individuals whose strength and resolve shines through in the midst of some tremendously difficult circumstances. Sometimes it’s memories from the past that we never fully dealt with. Sometimes it’s insecurity, health issues, relationship challenges, loss, or the fear of the unknown. Sometimes it’s just feeling stuck. Seeking the support of a therapist during this time can give you the tools you need to move through these challenges and help you discover meaning, direction, and purpose.
Every week, my staff and I meet with individuals who are not willing to settle in their hurt. Instead, We are in awe of their capacity to strive for deeper relationships with their spouses, family members, and friends. They are willing to look at themselves honestly and begin to find healing in that real and raw place.