Health and Wellness | Individual Therapy

Health and Wellness | Individual Therapy

How do you enjoy a fuller, more balanced experience of yourself and understand what truly matters?  How do you deal with setbacks and uncomfortable feelings?  Do you know what may be good for you, but struggle to prioritize yourself and make lasting changes?  Is it time to discover your true potential, and achieve the most in your life?

Living in a world with constant pressures to perform, and not enough time, it is widely accepted that we use quick fixes such as caffeine to stay awake or drugs to go to sleep.  There is such a deep acceptance for these fixes that they become part of our routine.  While they may carry us through the day-to-day, there are cumulative and negative consequences to our health and wellness.

At some point in our lives we may receive a wake-up call when our health faces a serious challenge through illness or injury.  When this happens, it can allow changes in how we experience and take care of our mind, body and spirit.  Indeed, often our whole worldview changes as we wonder what our priorities now need to be.  This is often combined with grief about how we have set priorities in our life so far.  Whether you are dealing with a serious condition, or you want to make some changes, we have ways to help.

Perhaps it is not a case of life or death, but rather an uncomfortable feeling that your life is not fully lived.  Whatever you particular situation, we venture to guess that you desire to have more energy, sleep better, manage stress and be in control of your health.  As psychotherapists and wellness coaches we look at the entirety of your life, and guide you as you discover what is important to you, and how to maneuver the obstacles on the road to feeling healthy on your own terms.

The problem is not a lack of choices in conventional, alternative and integrative medicine, and all kinds of exercise.  There are almost too many choices.  What we see is that the fundamental problems clients initially face is a lack of belief that they deserve to have optimum health, doubt that it can get better, and lack a support system to keep healthy choices in place.

Feeling stuck and not knowing how to develop regular routines to help you get better, stay well and thrive can feel deflating and overwhelming.  We want you to know that you can change your life wherever you start from and whatever your circumstances are.

There is one single answer to the challenge of wellness.  The solutions are unique to you.  We do, however, believe that eradicating negative self-talk, developing compassion for self and others, and pursuing activities that bring pleasure, along with some type of physical exercise, are keys to a life well lived.

No matter what your situation, we meet you where you are, support you as you discover where you want to go, and help you get there.

Questions for Thought

Below are a few questions that are intended to help you consider your personal situation more closely.  If your responses cause concern and you want to make changes, we encourage you to contact us to discuss how we can best help.

  • Do you eat one balanced hot meal per day?
  • Do you engage in exercise that allows you to break a sweat at least two times per week?
  • Do you get 7 or 8 hours of sleep per night?
  • Do you drink less than 5 alcoholic drinks per week?
  • Is your height appropriate to your weight?
  • Do you have a good network of friends that you can rely on?
  • Do you do something fun at least once per week?
  • Do you set aside some quiet time for yourself on a daily basis?
  • Have you had a general medical examination in the last year?
  • Are you experiencing pain that you have not talked to your doctor about?