What happened? Life was going along nicely then it changed. It may have happened slowly over time, or it may feel like it happened in an instant, but you find your life is not working. You are struggling to make sense of your world, a world that you once understood. What is happening? How do you change it? How do you regain or create the life you want? What do you need to do differently?
Often, we go through life from one thing to the next managing and coping reasonably well; However, life can become overwhelming, an abrupt or major transition such as moving, a job loss, divorce, death, loss of a significant relationship, school problems, children going off to school, mental or physical health issues in your family, health issues for yourself. Even good transitions can add stress such as weddings, marriage, a new job, or an expectant parent. Managing your relationships and life effectively can be a huge challenge under normal circumstances but immense stress can be added by a life change.
What used to work is not working anymore. You are not sure what to do. All the old tools seem to not work. You feel ineffective, overly emotional, and unable to cope as well as you use to do. If any of this sounds familiar, then you are in the right place.
Therapy or counseling can assist you in getting your life back on track. Adjusting to your new worldview, managing the thoughts and feelings that interfere with moving your life in the direction that you would like it to go is only part of the changes that can be made in therapy. Learning, improving awareness, seeking growth, and change, motivating, skill building, support, and foundational issues are all addressed in your counseling sessions. All at a speed that is manageable for you. There is no pass or fail, everyone wins, there is no time schedule. The treatment is planned and adapted for your success and is unique to you.
Dr. Ferrick collaborates with you to create a treatment plan that makes sense for you. She assists you in making sense of what is going on and putting the changes that you want to make in place. She encourages you to create the life, you want to live in a way that works for you.