Areas of Support

Do you feel a sense of restlessness or find it difficult to stay focused on tasks? Are you forgetful, distracted, or struggling with time management or organization?

ADHD can be debilitating and impact your ability to function day-to-day. It can affect all areas of life from social to academic to careers. Therapy can help you gain practical skills and learn strategies to manage your symptoms. If you are ready to regain control of your life, get in touch with Power Within Counseling.

Are you facing a change in your life that is creating feelings of overwhelm, stress or uncertainty?

Navigating life transitions can be a turbulent and complex experience. Whether it is dealing with the pain of a divorce, a move, a career change, marriage, the birth of a child, a loss, or retirement, the emotional rollercoaster of these transitions can be overwhelming. With support, these experiences can be navigated with more ease and understanding. Therapy can help you process the emotions you are experiencing, manage your stress levels, and cope with the challenges associated with shifting roles.

We can help you feel more confident in your ability to handle and navigate future life transitions with less overwhelm and provide greater clarity about the emotions you’re facing.

Do you struggle to cope with stress or change?

Adjustment disorders can leave you feeling anxious, sad, hopeless, and irritable. They cause you to struggle to find joy in activities you previously enjoyed. Therapy can help you understand your emotions, process change, and develop coping strategies so you can start living a more fulfilled life.

Do you experience intense anger or have difficulties controlling your temper?

Anger is a normal human emotion. However, if your temper is leading to conflicts in your relationships, problems at work, or even legal issues, you may benefit from support. Therapy offers a safe and supportive environment to understand the root causes of anger and to start developing healthy coping strategies. Regain control of your temper and life.

Is anxiety keeping you from living the life you want?

Anxiety symptoms can feel like excessive worry, dread, or fear. It can cause muscle tension, sweating, and trouble sleeping, and is often associated with a sense of disconnection from things you once enjoyed. Therapy can help you manage your anxiety with the right tools, strategies, and support you need to better understand and cope with your feelings. We can help you gain control and feel relief, so you can get back to living your life.

Are you facing a roadblock with your child? Are you or your children showing feelings of mistrust, or are you finding it difficult to connect with them?

Navigating relationships when there is a rupture, mistake, or mistrust with parents and children is complicated. Whether it is dealing with the pain of a divorce, adoption, birth trauma, or the loss of a parent, with support, these experiences can be navigated with more ease, nurture, and understanding. Therapy can help you learn ways to repair, connect, and build from mistakes or ruptures, creating a more healthy secure loving relationship.

We can help you learn ways to connect, have fun, and enjoy your children and guide you to develop better trust and connection with your children.

Do you struggle with social communication or interactions? Does this impact your ability to form relationships or friendships? Do you engage in repetitive patterns or interests?

Autism Spectrum Disorder can present very differently in different people. Many people with autism can go through much of their lives without knowing they have it. However, being diagnosed with ASD can provide a sense of relief.

With therapy, you can better understand yourself and your subconscious tendencies. Together, we can work to develop your social skills, and improve communication, self-care, and organization. Book an appointment and see if therapy may be right for you.

Are you noticing children showing disrespect, difficulty with transitions, time management, refusals, or tantrums?

These behaviors can challenge you as a parent to feel angry, anxious, sad, hopeless, and irritable. They cause you to struggle to get out the door and can cause you to be late to activities or even strain the relationship with your child. Therapy can help you understand strategies and tools to help guide children to better choices, better behaviors and show them that they can feel and still remain on task without significant disruptions.

Do you experience extreme and unexplainable mood swings?

Bipolar disorders can result in very high highs and very low lows. These mood swings are sometimes described as opposite feelings of euphoria/mania (elevated mood, high energy, being impulsive) and depression (fatigue, losing interest, chronic sadness). Bipolar disorders may impact the quality of relationships you develop and maintain, your ability to perform at work or in school, your physical health, and your day-to-day functioning. Therapy can help you manage your symptoms, identify triggers, and learn to cope with mood fluctuations. If you’re ready to regain control of your mood and your life, we can help.

Do you have difficulty regulating your emotions? Do you engage in impulsive or self-destructive behaviors? Do you find it difficult to form and maintain interpersonal relationships?

People with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) often feel empty, have a fear of abandonment, and are unsettled about their identity or sense of self. It’s common for there to be extreme fluctuations in mood over a short period of time. It can also be difficult to form relationships as people with BPD struggle to trust others, or their fear of rejection or abandonment prevents them from getting close at all.

Therapy can help individuals with BPD regulate their emotions, develop interpersonal skills, build boundaries, and learn to communicate more effectively. It can also help individuals explore their sense of self so they can work towards better self-esteem and self-worth. If you’re looking for support or believe you may have BPD, reach out. Our team is here to support you.

Does saying no make you uncomfortable or lead to ruminating thoughts?

Setting boundaries in your personal and professional lives can be challenging and overwhelming. It can feel uncomfortable to say ‘no’ or to establish limits with others. This is particularly common if you tend to avoid conflict and have people-pleasing tendencies. When you fail to set boundaries, you are prioritizing the needs of others rather than yourself. This can lead to feelings of overwhelm, resentment, and a deep sense that you are being taken advantage of.

Boundaries are an important part of any healthy relationship, be it with yourself or others. Therapy can help you learn to set boundaries in a way you feel confident about. Together, we can explore the root causes of why it is difficult to set boundaries and develop skills and strategies to set healthy boundaries in the future. Learn to say ‘no’ with confidence.

Have you lost some or all of the joy you used to experience?

Depression symptoms can manifest as feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of energy or interest in activities that were once enjoyable. Physical symptoms can include changes in appetite, fatigue, and trouble sleeping. Emotionally, depression can leave you feeling isolated and alone.

Therapy can be helpful in treating depression by providing support, understanding, and coping strategies. Therapy can help you experience improved mood, increased motivation, and a greater sense of hope and wellbeing.

Do you often feel disconnected from reality?

Dissociative disorders can cause you to feel detached from yourself/your body, lead to a feeling that what is around you is unreal or distorted, lead to confusion around your identity, or result in memory loss or gaps in memory. You may feel emotionally numb and have difficulty expressing your emotions. Although there are various causes of dissociation, it is commonly experienced in response to stressful situations, abuse, and trauma.

Therapy can help you process traumatic experiences, provide you with the tools and skills to manage dissociation, and learn to identify your sense of self. Find your way back to reality with the Power Within Counseling.

Do you constantly think about food or feel guilty after eating?

Constantly thinking about what you eat can be exhausting. It can take up your thoughts every moment of the day. When you struggle with your relationship with food, you may experience anxiety, guilt, shame, and low-self esteem. Sometimes, disordered eating patterns are a way to feel in control when everything around you seems out of sorts.

Eating disorders and having a negative relationship with food can result in depression, anxiety, and social isolation. They can pull you away from activities you once loved and people important to you. Therapy provides a safe environment to explore the underlying causes of disordered eating habits.

Together, we can uncover negative beliefs and attitudes about food, weight, and body image so you can develop a more positive and healthy relationship with both food and your body. Get the support you need to free your mind and start loving yourself again.

Do you constantly think about food or feel guilty after eating?

Constantly thinking about what you eat can be exhausting. It can take up your thoughts every moment of the day. When you struggle with your relationship with food, you may experience anxiety, guilt, shame, and low-self esteem. Sometimes, disordered eating patterns are a way to feel in control when everything around you seems out of sorts.

Eating disorders and having a negative relationship with food can result in depression, anxiety, and social isolation. They can pull you away from activities you once loved and people important to you. Therapy provides a safe environment to explore the underlying causes of disordered eating habits.

Together, we can uncover negative beliefs and attitudes about food, weight, and body image so you can develop a more positive and healthy relationship with both food and your body. Get the support you need to free your mind and start loving yourself again.

Are you struggling to move forward after a loss or finding that your grief can feel like too much to handle on your own?

Grief and loss can be overwhelming and can bring up a range of emotions, including sadness, anger, guilt, and confusion. It’s common to feel isolated and disconnected from the people around you. Therapy can help you manage those feelings and work through them in a safe environment. You can explore why you feel the way you do, develop healthier coping mechanisms, and ultimately take the steps to move forward at a pace that works for you. You don’t have to face your pain alone, we can help.

Do you feel superior to everyone else around you or lack empathy for others?

The term “narcissist” has been thrown around a lot recently. However, not everyone is a narcissist. Narcissistic Personality Disorder is characterized by individuals having an extremely inflated sense of self, feelings that they are better or superior than others, a need for attention, a sense of entitlement, and a lack of empathy for others. A lot of people with Narcissistic Personality Disorder actually lack self-esteem and are unable to handle even a small amount of criticism.

Therapy is a powerful resource for people with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. It can help individuals develop different behaviors, thoughts, and feelings so they can develop healthier relationships with themselves and the people around them.

Do you experience intrusive and unwanted thoughts, images, or impulses? Do these lead to you engaging in repetitive behaviors or mental acts to curb anxiety?

With OCD, people are compelled to perform behaviors despite knowing their thoughts are irrational. This can result in feelings of guilt, shame, and anxiety.

Therapy can help you reduce the anxiety that results from obsessions and compulsions, explore and rework your thought patterns, and ultimately learn to accept yourself as you are. Book an appointment or request a free consultation to get started.

Do you have very high expectations of yourself and constantly reach for flawlessness? Are these standards accompanied by critical self-evaluation and constant concern for how you will be perceived by others?

Setting unrealistic standards and aiming for perfection can be exhausting and overwhelming. It can impact your self-esteem and result in anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and even burnout.

Therapy can help you gain control of your perfectionistic tendencies so you can embrace imperfection, set more realistic standards, and increase self-compassion.

Do you have a long-term pattern of maladaptive behaviors, thoughts or feelings?

Personality disorders can lead to a distorted self-image and cause you to engage in impulsive behaviors. You may struggle to find and maintain employment, manage day-to-day responsibilities, or maintain stable relationships. You may experience social isolation, substance abuse and self-harm resulting in hopelessness and distress. Examples of personality disorders include paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal, antisocial, borderline, histrionic, narcissistic, avoidant, dependent, and obsessive-compulsive.

Regardless of the type of personality disorder you have or think you may have, therapy can help you develop a more positive self-image, improve your relationships, and work towards personal goals. We are here to help you navigate the impact of your personality disorder so you can live the life you want.

Are you struggling to reconnect or build a stronger relationship?

Relationships can be complicated and sometimes leave us feeling lost and alone. You may be struggling with communication difficulties, trust issues, conflicts, or feeling emotionally disconnected from your partner. These challenges can impact your daily life, causing feelings of sadness, frustration, and anxiety.

Therapy can offer you a supportive and safe space to work through your challenges, develop healthy communication skills, build trust, and address conflicts in a constructive manner. Therapy can help you set healthy boundaries and offer the tools and support you need to create the connection you crave.

Do you or your child experience constant second-guessing of yourself? Do you or your child lean on others’ views for validation? Do you put your worth on expectations or tasks being completed the “right” way?

Creating healthy self-esteem for yourself and your children is an ongoing process. It can stem from your perception of self, how you speak to yourself, and how you put weight on getting tasks or situations checked off to “ feel okay” or “ feel worthy”. Therapy offers a safe and supportive environment to understand the self and start developing a healthy relationship with the YOU that is YOU. There is no strategy for taking a break from yourself and we can teach you ways to be gentle, kind, and respect the home within you.

Do you experience fear or self-consciousness in social situations?

Social anxiety can cause you to worry excessively about being scrutinised by others and may lead you to avoid social situations altogether. It can leave you feeling nervous, self-conscious, and embarrassed, even in non threatening situations. Therapy can help you identify and challenge negative thought patterns and beliefs that contribute to social anxiety. We can help you develop a more positive and confident self-image.

Do you feel like there’s no end in sight to the list of things you need to manage or accomplish in the day—at home and at work?

Overwhelming stress can bring up a range of emotions, including anxiety, frustration, and exhaustion. It’s common to start to shut down and feel disconnected from the people around you. Therapy can help you explore why you feel the way you do, develop healthier coping mechanisms, and give you the tools you need to manage your current situation and start living with more ease. We can help you make changes, one step at a time.

Is a past event in your life keeping you from moving forward?

Trauma can cause symptoms such as intrusive memories, avoidance behaviors, hypervigilance, and feelings of anxiety, guilt, or shame. Emotional and physical responses to trauma can impact daily life and relationships. Therapy can help individuals who have experienced trauma process their experiences and develop healthy coping mechanisms. With therapy, you may experience a greater sense of control, improved relationships, a stronger sense of self-worth, and a renewed sense of hope for the future.

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