Are You Struggling To Feel Happy, Calm Or Connected To Others?

Do you feel hopeless and isolated, wondering if you will ever find joy in life? Do you suffer from racing thoughts and often worry about what others think of you or what the future will hold? Perhaps you struggle with anger issues and have frequent outbursts of strong emotions. Or maybe you are so overwhelmed with negative thoughts about yourself that you distance yourself from your family and friends. Have difficult emotions or thoughts led you to use alcohol or drugs in an attempt to numb out or cope with pain? Have you suffered a loss and you feel stuck in the grieving process? Do you wish you could turn your life around and feel happy, peaceful, resilient and connected to those you love?

Feelings of sadness, worry, anger, grief and isolation can take a toll on your well-being and negatively affect your life in many ways. You may awake feeling unmotivated and dreading your daily routine. At work, you may feel overwhelmed by your tasks or frustrated by the lack of meaning or connection you have with what you do. You may struggle to concentrate and worry about how your coworkers perceive you. If you have a family, you may be racing from one activity to another, trying to balance all of your responsibilities. Financial problems or medical issues may add another layer of stress and hopelessness to your day. You may have turned to alcohol or drugs to numb out painful thoughts and emotions, feel something different or feel anything at all. And, falling and staying asleep can be a challenge, especially if you can’t quiet your mind of worrisome, racing thoughts.

Negative Thoughts, Emotions And Behaviors Are Very Common

Most individuals experience periods in their lives when they feel overwhelmed with sadness and worry. While some can overcome their issues with the help of family members and loved ones, others get stuck and sometimes cope by isolating themselves, expressing anger or abusing substances. Many factors contribute to why so many individuals struggle in life. Our society’s fast paced lifestyle and high expectations to excel are two common reasons why many people feel weighed down by negative emotions. In addition, now more than ever, there is a tendency to compare accomplishments to peers, either on social media in person, which can quickly lead to a low self-esteem and increase in stress and sadness. And, unfortunately, when people are overwhelmed with their issues, they commonly fear seeking help.

The good news is that you don’t have to navigate difficult thoughts, feelings and issues on your own. A skilled and compassionate therapist can help you deepen your self-awareness, address pressing problems and develop effective solutions.

Get The Support You Need To Live A Fulfilling Life With Individual Counseling

In a relaxed, non-judgmental and quiet environment, you will have the opportunity to work with an experienced Life Balanced Counseling therapist to create an individualized plan to help you achieve your goals. During individual counseling, each hour you spend in sessions will be focused on providing you the support and guidance needed to work through challenges, enhance confidence and joy and achieve your goals.

Sessions provide you with an open space to speak about your personal struggles and share your frustrations. Not only will your therapist listen compassionately, but he or she can help you get to the root cause of your issues and effectively problem solve. Regardless of what’s causing you distress or unease, you can heal and find relief. You and your therapist can work together to create an agenda in which you prioritize your needs and responsibilities as well as ultimately lowering your stress level.

Your therapist can also teach you tools and techniques that can help you feel more confident, calm, connected and happy. If you struggle with negative or overwhelming thoughts, you will have the chance to break down and modify your thought process so you can start to build your self-esteem and stop your mind from racing. You can also learn techniques, such as breathing techniques or journaling, to calm yourself down in the moments that stress or fears set in.

If you have suffered a loss and feel stuck in the grieving process, you and your therapist can work through painful feelings. With support and guidance, you can begin to recognize, honor and respect your loss, all while taking the steps to move forward. Your therapist may ask you to create a memory book or write a letter to your loss, which can help with the healing process.

If you struggle with substance abuse issues, your therapist can help to determine if you are experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety. It’s possible that you have turned to alcohol or drugs to cope with your pain. By addressing the triggers or root causes of your addiction, you can learn healthy ways to cope with stress and pain and gain control over your impulses. In some cases, your therapist may also refer you to group therapy, which can provide you with additional support.

No matter what you’re struggling with, your therapist can recommend external resources, such as engaging books or support groups, to compliment individual counseling sessions. In addition, he or she can also incorporate your interests into sessions. For example, if you have a creative side, your individual counseling sessions can be tailored to include art therapy or music therapy.

For five years, the therapists at Life Balance Counseling have helped many individuals with diverse issues find happiness, stability and peace in life. You, too, can achieve your goals and feel confident that you can overcome anything life may bring in the future.

I am interested in individual counseling, but I still have a few questions and concerns…

I am afraid of what others will think of me if I attend individual counseling. 

Our sessions are 100 percent confidential. You do not need to worry about anyone finding out about your individual counseling unless you choose to share you experience. If you do decide to tell your family or friends about your decision to seek help, it’s likely that they will be happy to learn that you are taking the steps to improve your life. Life struggles are so common that you should not feel ashamed to ask for a helping hand.

Will I need to go on medication if I attend individual counseling?

We do not prescribe medication at Life Balance Counseling. Instead, we approach therapy using holistic techniques to allow you to naturally heal yourself without medication. This approach tends to be more lasting. Rather than treating symptoms with medication, your therapist can help you learn lifelong tools that can be used to sustain well-being. However, if you are interested in trying medication, we can refer you to an experienced psychiatrist to explore options.

I already have someone to talk to. Can individual counseling still help me?

Individual counseling sessions offer you the opportunity to speak to a nonbiased and non-judgmental professional. If you currently rely on a family member or friend as your support system, he or she may have prior opinions about your life situation that may be holding you back from shifting your perspective or making positive changes. In addition, with our therapists’ extensive histories in helping so many individuals work through their issues, we have developed effective strategies and techniques that you may not find anywhere else.

Move Forward In A Peaceful And Rewarding Life

If you are ready to feel happier, more connected, balanced and calm, we invite you to call us for a free 15-minute phone consultation. We’re happy to discuss your needs, our practice and how individual counseling can help.

Adult Counselors:

Jennifer Budruweit, MA, LCPC, GC-C
Lauren Buetikofer, MA, LPC
Lauren Fallon, MSW, LCSW
Trisha Johnson, MSW, LCSW
Melisa Laman, LMFT

Kathryn Migliorisi, MA, LCPC, CRC
Lana Rukavina, MA, LPC

If you are interested in learning more about our individual adult counseling services, please call us at 888.234.7628 or contact us online.