Alcohol, drugs, work, television, internet / technology addictions etc. Includes people in recovery as well as people who have coping methods that don't serve them. Addresses addiction as a symptom of other unresolved issues.
Anxiety and depression -
General anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Includes feeling down and overall mood disturbance through major depression
Feeling stuck -
Feeling stuck in terms of desired change and seeing results (eg. through therapy). Addresses this with majority of clients; helping clients who have tried many types of solutions and have lost hope in actively experiencing change.
Existential challenges & life transitions -
Finding a way to make sense of life and make life fulfilling within the boundaries of life’s circumstances; adjusting to college, post-graduation career transitions, and new relationships
Family issues -
Recursive patterns of interaction between members of family of origin or significant others; addressing the family as a system, rather than as comprised by individuals.
Loss and grief -
Coping with the loss of a loved one or community member
Mind-body disconnect -
Listening to the wisdom of our bodies, rather than simply the mind. Connecting what clients are feeling emotionally and physically with their understanding of themselves and the world. Learning to look at physical discomfort and symptoms as carrying or holding messages for us and being curious about them, rather than reacting negatively towards them.
Relationship difficulties -
Includes conflict resolution, communication improvement, recovering loss in intimacy, transitions to marriage, or saving a marriage; recognizing patterns in relationships and past failed relationships; finding the person you want to be with; same sex and heterosexual couples counseling
Stress management -
Coping with stress of life and change, expectations of self and other
Bringing a level of curiosity, awareness, confidence, and skill to master the transitions life brings us, eg. starting college, changing role at work, marriage, graduation