Weaving Stories Therapy

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Do you feel a sense of restlessness or find it difficult to stay focused on tasks? Are you forgetful, distracted, or struggling with time management or organization?

ADHD can be debilitating and impact your ability to function day-to-day. It can affect all areas of life from social to academic to careers. Therapy can help you gain practical skills and learn strategies to manage your symptoms. If you are ready to regain control of your life, get in touch with Weaving Stories Therapy.

Are you facing a change in your life that is creating feelings of overwhelm, stress or uncertainty?

Navigating life transitions can be a turbulent and complex experience. Whether it is dealing with the pain of a divorce, a move, a career change, marriage, the birth of a child, a loss, or retirement, the emotional rollercoaster of these transitions can be overwhelming. With support, these experiences can be navigated with more ease and understanding. Therapy can help you process the emotions you are experiencing, manage your stress levels, and cope with the challenges associated with shifting roles. We can help you feel more confident in your ability to handle and navigate future life transitions with less overwhelm and provide greater clarity about the emotions you’re facing.

Is anxiety keeping you from living the life you want?

Anxiety symptoms can feel like excessive worry, dread, or fear. It can cause muscle tension, sweating, and trouble sleeping, and is often associated with a sense of disconnection from things you once enjoyed. Therapy can help you manage your anxiety with the right tools, strategies, and support you need to better understand and cope with your feelings. We can help you gain control and feel relief, so you can get back to living your life.

Does saying no make you uncomfortable or lead to ruminating thoughts?

Setting boundaries in your personal and professional lives can be challenging and overwhelming. It can feel uncomfortable to say ‘no’ or to establish limits with others. This is particularly common if you tend to avoid conflict and have people-pleasing tendencies. When you fail to set boundaries, you are prioritizing the needs of others rather than yourself. This can lead to feelings of overwhelm, resentment, and a deep sense that you are being taken advantage of.

Boundaries are an important part of any healthy relationship, be it with yourself or others. Therapy can help you learn to set boundaries in a way you feel confident about. Together, we can explore the root causes of why it is difficult to set boundaries and develop skills and strategies to set healthy boundaries in the future. Learn to say ‘no’ with confidence.

Have you lost some or all of the joy you used to experience?

Depression symptoms can manifest as feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of energy or interest in activities that were once enjoyable. Physical symptoms can include changes in appetite, fatigue, and trouble sleeping. Emotionally, depression can leave you feeling isolated and alone. Therapy can be helpful in treating depression by providing support, understanding, and coping strategies. Therapy can help you experience improved mood, increased motivation, and a greater sense of hope and wellbeing.

Does your sense of duty to your Family of Origin leave you feeling guilty and depleted?

Maybe you feel responsible for your aging parents. Maybe you feel guilty for feeling drained every time you see your family. Maybe you pressure yourself to be a good daughter/son/child/sister/brother/sibling, etc. You fear regret which keeps you doing the things that actually deplete you.

At Weaving Stories Therapy, we know the complexity of family dynamics. We know the deep desire to honor your parents and their sacrifices and the pressure to fulfill certain duties/ a certain role. We collaborate with you to find new ways to show up for your family that allows them to feel cared for while also feeling sustainable for you.

Are you struggling to move forward after a loss or finding that your grief can feel like too much to handle on your own?

Grief and loss can be overwhelming and can bring up a range of emotions, including sadness, anger, guilt, and confusion. It’s common to feel isolated and disconnected from the people around you. Therapy can help you manage those feelings and work through them in a safe environment. You can explore why you feel the way you do, develop healthier coping mechanisms, and ultimately take the steps to move forward at a pace that works for you. You don’t have to face your pain alone, we can help.

Are the struggles and trauma from previous generations impacting your life, thought patterns and relationships?

The presentation of intergenerational trauma can be subtle or overt. It may show up as abuse repeated over generations. It could be a feeling of anxiety that lives in your bones. It could be a scarcity mindset – a preoccupation or fear of not having enough money, love or resources. The effects of intergenerational trauma may not always be clear but if your parents, grandparents, etc. had some sort of trauma or hardship (and they likely did), chances are you were probably impacted by it.

Therapy can help you understand the impacts of intergenerational trauma on the body, mind and soul. It can give you clarity into patterns that have been passed down and help you discern what parts you want to carry with you and which parts are better left behind. In therapy, we can help you process your ancestral trauma, access intergenerational strength and wisdom and begin to heal for the generations before and after you.

Have you experienced belittlement, constant criticism, gaslighting, or emotional coercion by a partner, family member, colleague, friend, or acquaintance?

Narcissists can have a lasting impact on your self-esteem, confidence, and mental health. The trauma can result in depression, anxiety, isolation, and fear. Narcissistic abuse counseling can be helpful to validate your experiences, identify the patterns of abuse you’ve experienced, process trauma, develop healthy boundaries, and be a resource for rebuilding your self-esteem.

Do you have a tendency to minimize yourself to make others comfortable? Do you silence yourself to avoid “rocking the boat”?

People-pleasing is a form of trauma. Somewhere along the way, you learned that it was safer/easier to sacrifice your needs to keep those around you happy, so you learned to be hyperaware of everyone else’s needs while your needs took a back seat. Deprioritizing yourself has started to affect your relationships with others and your overall mental health.

At Weaving Stories Therapy, we understand how difficult (and even terrifying) it can be to voice your needs. We provide a safe space for you to work through your fear, trauma and guilt around having needs. We help you recognize that taking care of yourself can actually be beneficial to those around you by allowing you to show up as a more refreshed and replenished version of yourself. We empower you with the skills and knowledge to connect to your needs, your values and your voice allowing you to have more fulfilling relationships with yourself and with others.

Do you have very high expectations of yourself and constantly reach for flawlessness? Are these standards accompanied by critical self-evaluation and constant concern for how you will be perceived by others?

Setting unrealistic standards and aiming for perfection can be exhausting and overwhelming. It can impact your self-esteem and result in anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder., and even burnout.

Therapy can help you gain control of your perfectionistic tendencies so you can embrace imperfection, set more realistic standards, and increase self-compassion.

Are you struggling to reconnect or build a stronger relationship?

Relationships can be complicated and sometimes leave us feeling lost and alone. You may be struggling with communication difficulties, trust issues, conflicts, or feeling emotionally disconnected from your partner. These challenges can impact your daily life, causing feelings of sadness, frustration, and anxiety.

Therapy can offer you a supportive and safe space to work through your challenges, develop healthy communication skills, build trust, and address conflicts in a constructive manner. Therapy can help you set healthy boundaries and offer the tools and support you need to create the connection you crave.

Is a past event in your life keeping you from moving forward?

Trauma can cause symptoms such as intrusive memories, avoidance behaviors, hypervigilance, and feelings of anxiety, guilt, or shame. Emotional and physical responses to trauma can impact daily life and relationships. Therapy can help individuals who have experienced trauma process their experiences and develop healthy coping mechanisms. With therapy, you may experience a greater sense of control, improved relationships, a stronger sense of self-worth, and a renewed sense of hope for the future.

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