Is there someone significant in your life where, no matter what you do, you just can’t get along? Someone whose presence triggers your anxiety or whose words or actions nip at your self esteem, making you question your own character? These are individuals who use psychological manipulation or blackmail to control others. Often these individuals push our hot buttons to the point where we’ll often do things against our will just to stop the constant nitpicking, guilt tripping, twisting of words and dysfunctional communication.
It takes tremendous courage to endure these relationships, and I hope you can find solace in knowing that you are not alone and you are not to blame.
My goal as a trauma-informed therapist is to help you recognize the dysfunction in this dynamic so you can find relief from this emotional pain, come up for air, and take control. Together, we build confidence by instilling self love and acceptance, setting healthy boundaries and incorporating nourishing self - care. Inner Focus offers individual counseling for adults in a confidential space that is mindful, client-focused and empathic.
Inner Focus provides career counseling by a licensed professional who offers mental health support for those facing challenges within the working world. This could include managing depression or anxiety from enduring a layoff, shifting power and reframing negative self-talk when dealing with a hostile boss, working through the challenges of career transition or underemployment or simply wanting that objective ear when weighing the pros and cons of returning after being out of the workforce for a while. And that just scratches the surface!
We also offer practical assistance in line with coaching and advising. This includes help with choosing a career path, writing for resumes, cover letters and social media, as well as strategizing for finding relevant job leads and networking opportunities in line with professional goals.
When life throws an unexpected curve, such as a diagnosis of permanent vision loss, common reactions to the adjustment are often difficult to understand. Moods can change on a dime, thoughts at times can seem irrational, nerves jangled. These reactions are natural yet can be overwhelming and tough to manage sometimes. For some, this adjustment can have an adverse effect on relationships, job performance, or motivation to carry out a daily routine. It often helps to process these experiences with someone, especially a professional counselor, who will genuinely listen and validate what's going on.
Counseling will certainly not bring vision loss back, but the process introduces more effective strategies for coping, combatting challenges and handling personal interactions. Removing mental roadblocks often serve as a catalyst for moving forward and regaining a positive perspective for a more healthy adjustment.