We are often faced with life changes that affect our lives and our sense of self.

Life transitions can happen at any age. It could be that you’re just starting to feel older, children are leaving for college, a career change, or the loss of a relationship.  Sometimes these changes are welcome and sometimes they are not.  Either way, they can call for a reevaluation of your self identity and possibly what you want from your life. Sometimes we find ourselves operating from belief systems that no longer work for us.  It is important to take the time to really understand how your life may have changed and to envision a new future.  

It is not the life transition that defines us, but how we what we choose to view it.

Contact Michele today to discuss her services.

“With time, commitment, and a skilled counselor to help, people have the inherent capacity to change their lives.”
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DIFFICULTIES WITH

Self-Esteem

How do you feel about who you are?  Healthy self esteem is not something that happens overnight. It is something that is earned through honest self refection,  an understanding of why we do what we do, and self care. Many of our beliefs about ourselves are learned in childhood and working with a skilled therapist can help to undercover ways of thinking that hinder you.  In therapy, we work together to understand your negative and positive beliefs and develop skills to raise your self esteem.

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YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH

Alcohol, Food & Drugs

Whether you are plagued by food or body image, finding yourself questioning your use of alcohol, or struggling with drugs, therapy can help address where you are stuck.  Self destructive behavior is a symptom of a much larger problem. We would work together to help you understand why you do what you do.  At the same time, we would develop strategies to help you find peace.

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FEELINGS OF

Lonlieness

Are you lonely?  Loneliness can cause painful, even harmful reactions in both our mental and physical health.  In therapy, I would work with you in a safe and compassionate way to help you identify reasons why you may feel lonely and help uncover ways you can change your circumstances.  Through understanding yourself better, you are able to make different choices in your life and change your patterns.

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THE CHALLENGES OF

Age Transitions

Whether you are turning 30 or 50, it can be painful to accept life transitions. In therapy, we would work together to better understand how you feel about yourself and where you are in your life so that you are better equipped to face life transitions and make positive choices.

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THE UNCERTAINTIES OF

Career Choices

It can be difficult making career decisions by ourselves. Before becoming a therapist at 40, I worked in both corporate America as well as overseas for 15 years. In therapy, we would look at your options and help you develop a clear sense of what you want to do with your life.

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Difficult Career Choices