I CAN HELP WITH….
DIFFICULT LIFE EXPERIENCES
We have all experienced challenges throughout our lives. The opportunity to discuss difficult situations, come to terms with them, and learn to embrace who you were always meant to be are all key to living your best life!
What makes a difficult life experience or traumatic event? Difficult life experiences or traumatic events are situations like, but not limited to:
Witness to abuse or death
Emotional and/or sexual abuse
Physical abuse and/or neglect
A life transition is simply a change from one area of life to the next. This can take the form of grief over a lost loved one, sadness about growing up, moving to a new town, or even career changes
Parenting can be challenging because there’s often no clear-cut answers to many situations, you’ll find yourself in. With the help of a licensed professional, you can begin to understand how to improve negative situations, make more positive choices, and improve the relationship that you have with your family.
Before you make one of the biggest decisions of your life, it’s helpful to have a little guidance, especially regarding the hotspot areas that often come up as a concern for couples.
Most relationships will go through periods of strain at some point. This often results in a failure to function optimally, producing self-reinforcing, maladaptive patterns. These patterns may be called "negative interaction cycles." There are many possible reasons for stress in relationships, including insecure attachment, arrogance, jealousy, anger, poor communication and/or ineffective problem-solving skills. A trained professional can help you work through these issues as a couple.
Many times, there is no perfect word to exactly describe what you may be going through. Still, it’s helpful to sit down with a professional to work together to find the healing and resolve you need.
IT’S YOUR TIME TO HEAL!
Terri Watkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in treating traumas, depression and anxiety. She works with couples, adults, teens, and children, utilizing such modalities as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy. For couples, she utilizes the Gottman method, an evidenced-based treatment .