If you are going through a very stressful time in your life and are searching for a therapist with whom you are able to share your story in order to get help, you may also worry about fear of rejection or misunderstanding, or having to hide aspects of yourself from your therapist. This is a real concern for most lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, and queer identified individuals and couples. When looking for a therapist it is extremely difficult to determine if that person truly understands the nuances of growing up LGBTQ+ identified and the current daily issues that this community tends to encounter.
Are You a Man in Your 20's to 50's Heading Into a New Part of Life, But Struggling a Little With How to do That?
The mid-20’s to mid-50’s are important years. During these years, most men are thinking about achievement and success. This can be context dependent and it looks different for each person. For you, it might mean creating the financial freedom to travel the world, or creating the income to provide for a family. However, typically it is a time of big change, big questions, and new experiences.
Do You Experience 'What If' Thoughts That Lead To More Anxiety?
Does 1 Negative Experience Lead To Feelings That You Will Never Succeed?
Do You Fear Interacting With Others Based On How You Might Be Judged?
Anxiety is an expected part of life and can at times motivate us to be successful. It is common to feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before completing an exam, or before making an important life decision.
The death of a loved one is often a devastating experience that can significantly impact anyone, resulting in serious mood disturbances such as depression and complicated bereavement. While grief is a natural part of life, some people find themselves unable to move on from loss and need professional support to heal. For others, the death of a loved one may bring up anger, turmoil, or other conflicting feelings that are often harder to express (and less socially acceptable) when experiencing a death in your life.
Do You Find Yourself Feeling Sad and Alone?
Is There A Situation That Has You Feeling Helpless or Worthless?
Do You Find Yourself Not Enjoying Activities or Hobbies That You Typically Engage In?
Most people experience sadness at times, as our moods fluctuate depending on the context occurring in our lives. Sadness is only one aspect of depression and some people with depression may not experience sadness at all. Symptoms vary depending on each unique individual.
When you hear the word "group," it often can make you cringe or remember how awkward group projects can be. You may also experience apprehension about being in group due to not knowing what will happen in the group and what the other group members will be like.
A therapy group is composed of individuals who share common concerns and who are interested in seeking solutions to these concerns. The focus of the group is on what is happening in the “here and now” rather than on external issues. The trained group therapist acts as facilitator to assist group members in articulating their thoughts and feelings in a way that promotes growth for the entire group.