“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
While my clients are all very different and come to me seeking help addressing a wide variety of problems, they do tend to have a few things in common. We may be well-suited together if one of the following scenarios describes you:
Your motivation doesn't match your potential.
You know that you are intelligent and you are moderately successful in your chosen career, but know that you are only working to a fraction of your full potential. You don’t know why you aren’t motivated to accomplish more, especially when you’ve always dreamed of doing so.
You’re pretty sure something is wrong with you.
Your relationships constantly fall apart, and when you’re in charge of something you always seem to mess it up. You’re the only common denominator here, so you feel it must be you. Even if you’re not certain something is wrong with you, you know that everyone else around you feels that there is. You may have long felt ashamed of this part of you and tried, with varying success, to keep it hidden away from others – possibly even yourself.
You get stuck thinking too much.
Days or weeks after a situation has already passed, you find yourself running over it again and again, convinced you should have handled it differently and feeling guilty that you didn’t at the time. You fret over situations you can’t change. You keep thinking that if you can just figure this out, the problem will be fixed. Meanwhile, your thoughts keep you up at night.
You have to be perfect.
You’re working too many hours, but you have to, or else something terrible will happen at your job. You have too much on your plate, but you can’t drop anything because everything is life-or-death important. You have to keep moving and getting better, because if you don’t, disaster will strike.
You can't imagine talking about yourself all day.
You aren’t happy with your life right now and you know you’d like to make some changes, but you don’t think talking about it is going to help. You’ve explained how you feel to countless friends, and it hasn’t helped. You want something to do. You’re worried psychotherapy is all talk, and no action.
You’d be just fine if everyone else would go away.
You’re surrounded by people who are controlling you, annoying you, or generally being difficult. Everyone puts constant demands on your time and attention. No one appreciates how hard you work to make sure they’re all satisfied, and you need a break badly, but no one will leave you alone.
If any of these sound like you, my approach to psychotherapy may be very helpful to you. Get in touch with me today and I'll be happy to help.