Individual Counseling Services Dothan
Are you feeling lonely or depressed? Do you feel like you sabotage your own efforts? Or do you keep finding yourself repeating the same bad relationship patterns over and over?
You are not alone and do not give up hope because help is possible.
How Does Individual Counseling Work?
My approach to individual counseling is pretty simple. First, we will focus on the issues that are preventing you from making positive changes. I’ll be with you as you learn to strengthen your relationships with loved ones, heal from past hurts or traumas that are blocking your progress and to improve your overall self esteem.
Whatever is weighing you down, whether it’s your relationships, your work, or your personal happiness, together we can make changes that will improve your quality of life.
Through individual counseling, you will get a toolbox filled with practical and emotional tools to increase your confidence, decrease your anxiety, and begin enjoying yourself again.
- Unfulfilling or Strained Relationships
- Feeling Trapped or Stuck in Life
- Unresolved feelings due to past hurt and trauma
- Setting boundaries with others and with yourself
- Feelings of worthlessness or low self-esteem
- Life transitions such as divorce, career or job changes, new marriage or blended family, new baby, illness
- substance abuse
Individual counseling is also especially beneficial for individuals recovering from a divorce or break-up, and wanting to learn how to avoid repeating past relationship mistakes. This can help you learn to process experiences from a divorce or break-up, so you aren’t carrying unnecessary baggage to your next relationship. Knowing that this is a significant life experience, counseling support can make a world of difference in helping you navigate your way forward, process emotions and learn about yourself. Individual counseling also helps you learn to forgive and let go of old past and hurts that keep you feeling stuck.
Couples and Marriage Counseling Dothan
Getting married is a very exciting time for couples but they may not be fully prepared for the challenges and difficulties that come with married life. It is very easy to become overwhelmed and burned out after a while without the help of a trusted person. Relationships can be hard, but they don’t have to be. Through years of experience as a marriage and couples counselor, I know that all couples have a ‘dance.’ This is the way they talk to each other and the way they react to each other. Couples develop patterns over time and can either lift each other up or tear each other apart. Counseling helps because I act as a mediator who is on the side of your relationship and will help you untangle the issues so that you can finally hear each other and resolve recurring unhealthy patterns.
Couples often believe that marriage or relationship counseling is only for those who are on the brink of separation or divorce, but that is not the case. Counseling helps you address issues early so that they do not develop into deal breaker situations. Seeking counseling support is not a sign of weakness. It shows that you are both willing to work on your most important investment so that you can create a deep and lasting relationship. What brings couples to counseling?
Hands down, communication issues bring most couples to counseling. Almost all problems in relationships stem from couples not knowing how to communicate. Almost nothing can be resolved in a relationship without effective communication. Without it, relationship problems will continue to get worse. Counseling teaches you the tools you need to talk to your partner so that you feel heard, validated and supported.
For couples who have been together for some time, you may be wanting to revitalize your relationship. If you feel your relationship seems stuck and without passion, seeking relationship counseling can help you….
- Rediscover your passion and feel like a couple again, instead of roommates or just good friends
- Learn to keep your marriage priority even after having children
- Identify what might be keeping you stuck and how to overcome obstacles
Couples wanting to repair their relationship:
Learn how to rebuild your relationship after infidelity. After the affair, it is crucial that you have a roadmap to start the healing process. Counseling gives you the tools to assess what has happened, how to deal with the crisis and where to go from here. Here are a few examples that may relate to your own life situation:
After trust has been broken, it can feel like you will never get it back. You feel betrayed and shocked by the infidelity. Counseling helps you learn how to trust again.
No longer do you have to struggle through these situations alone. As an experienced marriage and relationship therapist, I have a lot of experience in helping individuals and couples overcome painful situations and build lives and relationships they love. Let me help you.
There is no magic wand for a great relationship. Things will not get better without help. Take Action.
To make an inquiry about Individual Counseling or Relationship Counseling,