“The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results.”
With over 30 years experience I have a good track record of helping people in distress. If you suffer from any of the following, know that you are not alone.
~ Persistent feelings of sadness, fearfulness, loneliness, or anger.
~ Problems adjusting to everyday life/family situations.
~ Grief, loss, remorse and depression.
~ Trauma, abuse, or family violence.
Short-Term Therapy (or Counseling):
There are times that an individual wants to address only a particular issue and can do so in a few sessions.
Long-Term Therapy (or Counseling):
There are issues that take longer and require more sessions. Usually, these individuals know that they have issues that have been too long in the background, require more time to resolve
I understand depression. Its a symptom that we can be stuck in old patterns and be unaware of the natural evolution of the personality. Manifestations of depression usually show as a loss of energy, lack of interest in things, perhaps even sleep problems. Depression has taken hold of the energy normally available to the individual. The energy is being held inside and is unavailable to the individual for satisfying living. I approach depression as a symptom rather a problem. In certain instances when the depression is severe and lasts too long, other referrals could be made to help you.
In other words what is the cause of your anger? Anger is behind depression. Where in your life do you feel powerless? What offense are you harboring? After we have exhausted all things the individual consciously knows it might be a good time to explore what the unconscious has to reveal.
With work and faith once the blockage is removed the energy can become unblocked and is available once again to the individual. It doesn’t really help much to know WHY you where depressed we need to get you YOUR sense of the depression and its underlying meaning. What does help is to know the meaning of the depression then the aspects can become clear. Typically there is a lot of resentment in or around depression.
Anxiety can be mental or physical and often accompanies depression. Some of the traits seen in anxiety are irritability, short temper, and isolation. Another symptom is either sleeping to much or too little. It becomes a vicious cycle until it is address and treated.
Grief & Loss:
Grief and loss are unavoidable experiences in life. These include a full spectrum of losses one grieves. It can be a death in your family, a loss of an important relationship; a job, or a chance for something anticipated that one doesn’t get or win. These events can be accompanied by depression, feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and are often paralyzing.
When one grieves too long it is a sign that one is stuck, and may need help to get beyond the loss. Losses cannot be avoided and the suffering you experience is necessary for your growth. However, “loss is a place to visit” and not to stay.
Trama & Abuse:
During the past 30 years I have worked with many individuals who are victims of trauma and abuse. Many are women and children now in adolescence and wiling to tell their stories. There is so much unreported abuse. Unfortunately usually the victim blames him or herself. Victims also carry around a tremendous shame and it affects all areas of their lives. Emotional abuse falls into this category as well and the damage done is as intense despite no physical scars.
We have changing values, changing desires, and a host of new unanswered questions. It is often a change that one had not predicted and can feel as if one is trying to find ones way through a labyrinth. We are very different people at 50 than at 25 and have to change accordingly. One must learn to move like water without struggle and gracefully accept the ongoing changes as part of the organic unfolding of our lives and the psyche.