Just as a flight attendant would advise you to put on your own oxygen mask first, it is important to prioritize yourself first regarding mental wellness. Developing a stronger relationship with yourself will in turn help you strengthen and grow the relationships around you.
All families look different, whether you are a mother, father, grandparent, step parent, aunt/uncle, guardian, or sibling, all family connections are important and worth developing.
In relationships the most important thing is to strive for each partner to be their best self. If you are ready to strengthen your relationship then there is all the more reason to do this in a safe space.
Anxiety is the most common concern within the mental health world. You are not alone. It is important to learn how to manage your anxiety and develop skills that can become second nature to you. Just as children learn to share with one another in kindergarten it is just as important for children to develop the ability to calm themselves down. This can be thought of as adding another technique to your tool box.
This clinician currently meets the educational standards for: Certified Clinical Child and Adolescent Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP-CA)
Depression is an extremely common concern for many individuals. Now more than ever it is important to seek out and build connections and support.
Depression is completely valid and manageable with the right information, awareness, and help. Having these tools in your life will allow space for your depression to no longer control you. But rather empower you to take charge.
Another area that is valuable to take charge in is trauma. All kinds of traumas are valid. What someone else has been through does not minimize what you have been through, what you have experienced, and what you are feeling. Traumatic situations can have an intense effect on the trajectory of your life. Lets make it for the better.
Allowing yourself to relive your traumas is an extremely brave choice. Counseling allows you to create a safe space to explore and work through your trauma while creating healthy boundaries.