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Areas of Focus

When it comes to stress and anxiety, we love to talk about perfectionism, procrastination, overthinking, self-doubt and everything in-between! We know that there is a lot going on underneath all of that stress and anxiety, and the following are some of our favorite areas to address and explore when we are processing through your current challenges and concerns: 

 

Anxiety, Worry & Stress Reduction

Are you an overwhelmed and anxious over-thinker with terrible stress keeping you up at night? 

 

Therapy that provides you with skills and tools to help manage your stress, challenge your tendency to jump to negative conclusions, and bring calm and peace into your life. 

We'll talk about: 

  • Burnout and fatigue

  • Moral injury vs. burnout

  • Stress / stressors

  • Anxiety in your body

  • Effects of stress on your body

  • Overactive nervous system 

  • Fight, flight, freeze and fawn

  • Negative thinking patterns

  • Always expecting the worse case

  • Perfectionism vs. high achieving 

  • Procrastination cycles

  • Avoidance coping

  • Cognitive distortions 

  • Black & white thinking patterns

  • Need for control

  • Effective coping

Communication, Boundaries & Self-Expression

Do you have wants and needs but find it hard to express these? Do you want to say "no" but feel like you're letting others down? 

Therapy that encourages you to explore your current wants and needs, how you advocate for yourself, and where and when you set boundaries. 

We'll talk about: 

  • What boundaries are

  • Why boundaries are important

  • Types of boundaries

  • When, where and how to set boundaries

  • Reinforcing boundaries

  • Recognition of your limits

  • Honoring your limits

  • Saying "no" confidently 

  • Managing guilt after setting boundaries

  • Fear of letting other's down

  • Putting other's needs before our own

  • Styles of communication

  • Effective forms of communication

  • Advocating for oneself

  • Social media boundaries

  • Self-empowerment

Self-Esteem, Self-Acceptance & Confidence

Do you feel bad about yourself and dwell on your flaws? Are you worried about what others think and say about you? 

Therapy that empowers you to challenge your fears and insecurities, explore your strengths, qualities and uniqueness, and love and care for yourself the way you need and deserve. 

We'll talk about: 

  • People-pleasing tendencies

  • Imposter syndrome

  • Not feeling "good enough"

  • Comparison of self to others

  • Fear of judgement

  • Fear of failure

  • Fear of inadequacy

  • Insecurities

  • Shame and guilt cycling (and spiraling)

  • Doing too much but never feeling good enough

  • Childhood emotional neglect

  • Personal values and alignment 

  • Immediate gratification culture

  • Personal strengths

  • Self-compassion

  • Inner Child healing 

Relationships & Social Connections

Are you struggling to connect with others in deep and meaningful ways? Are you in need of a support system, but feel like this doesn't currently exist? 

Relationships are incredibly important!

 

Therapy that motivates you to break through your relationship barriers to build healthy and lasting connections.

We'll talk about: 

  • Your support system

  • Your wants & needs from others

  • Advocating for wants and needs

  • Relationship dynamics

  • Intimacy and connection

  • Family dynamics

  • Alone vs. lonely

  • Feelings of isolation

  • Communication styles

  • Assertive communication

  • MN passive-aggressiveness

  • Boundaries

  • Conflict avoidance

  • Conflict resolution

  • Attachment styles

  • Love languages

Self-Care & Life Balance

Do you cringe when you hear the term "self-care?" Do you find yourself spending more time on Netflix than doing things that benefit your mental health? 

You want to take care of yourself, but you're stuck in old patterns of unhealthy coping. We get it.

 

Therapy that inspires you to listen to your inner needs and care for your entire being in a way that feels best for you. 

We'll talk about: 

  • Mindless coping / checking-out activities 

  • Unhealthy coping

  • Why it's so hard to take care of ourselves

  • What balance is and how we get there

  • Discomfort vs. comfort 

  • Challenging discomfort

  • Radical acceptance as a form of self-care

  • Self-compassion for self-care

  • Boundaries for self-care

  • Communication for self-care

  • Effective self-care

If you resonate with a few of the areas above and are looking to dive a bit deeper into what's going on underneath all of that stress and anxiety, our therapists may be a really great fit for you! Connect with us. We'd love to chat and discuss how we can be of support. 

If you are ready to take the next step, we invite you to connect with us. Our counselors offer a free 15-minute phone or video consultation so you can get a feel for whether we are a good fit for your unique needs.

 

If you’re interested in learning more, contact us. We'd love to help you get started!

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