Here we go!
First and foremost, congratulations on taking some big steps towards change!
I can understand how hard those first few steps can be in reaching out for help. Life is hard, we never even asked to be born, and now we’re here having to deal with big, stressful, adult things without an instruction manual. Then, throw mental illness on top with shame, anxiety, and depression making us feel like we aren’t good enough, that we can’t do it all, and we can get easily irritated by ourselves and others. We can put on a good show and pretend everything’s ok for a little, until making it back to bed and retreating in isolation, acting out in self destructive ways, and mindlessly scrolling on our phones, watching seemingly “happy people” live life the way we wish we could. But now you’re fed up with this tired routine and it doesn’t matter how hard it might be, you’re willing to do those hard things to get some relief. Here’s the great news, you have already made a beginning and the hoop to jump through is wider than you think!
This is how I like to do things…
Let’s answer the question you may have already asked yourself, “why am I like this?” by exploring how people, relationships, events, social media, etc. have influenced your core beliefs, depleted your self esteem, and warped your thoughts. We can find new ways of thinking, living, coping, and communicating that actually work for your life so you can expose and transition into the version of yourself that you always knew was in there, deep down.
Using a “practice what I preach” philosophy, I am interested in building an alliance with you and working together to reveal realistic ways to effectively impact your life and be the you you’re destined to be. I won’t encourage you to do anything that I wouldn’t do myself.