According to Wikipedia, emotional abuse is defined as, " a form of abuse characterized by a person subjecting or exposing another person to a behavior that may result in psychological trauma, including anxiety, chronic depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder." Toxic relationships can be found anywhere: in the home, at work, at school, within religious institutions, in doctor's offices, on sports teams, etc. etc.
Many who are in toxic relationships don't realize that they are. Instead what is felt are ramifications from trying to be resilient. This can come out as constant aggression (fighting or arguing), or as shutting down (losing sight of one's identity or feeling "lost" or "unloved") . For others it can present as a state of needing to please in order to avoid confrontation.
My goal as a trauma-informed therapist is to help clients stop the abuse cycle and instead traverse new paths where the emotional pain is less in the forefront and one feelsl more in 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 counselor who is credentialed to provide mental health support for those facing emotional challenges within the working world.
This could include:
* Finding greater autonomy in the workplace
* Communicating better with difficult co-workers/supervisors/supervisees
* Reevaluating your definition of purpose and success
* Getting a better handle on stress at work
* Coping with job loss
* Finding your value when feeling undervalued
* Building resilience to toxic workplace dynamics
* Transitioning back into the workforce
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.
An unexpected diagnosis of permanent vision loss can lead to unexpected reactions that 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.