Are you experiencing a lack of enjoyment in regular, daily activities? Are you sleeping too much or too little? If it feels like there is no light at the end of the tunnel or that you are on a downward spiral, you may be suffering from symptoms of depression. Together we will explore tools to help you gain a foothold in taking back your life.
Do you feel overwhelmed in this life? Do persistent fears or intense worries cause you stress, affect your mood, and hinder your ability to function? Symptoms of anxiety thrive in fear of the future. Together we will examine the roots of the anxiety and develop a plan to stop the cycle.
Do you feel continually defeated, as if you can do nothing right? Who/What do you see when you look in the mirror? The world is very loud in its ability to tell you everything you are not. Self-esteem encompasses beliefs about oneself as well as emotional states, such as triumph, despair, pride, and shame. Together we will tease apart the lies from the truth of how you see yourself and the way you want to see yourself.
Who do you present to the world? What do you want others to believe of you? The teen years of life are a whirlwind of exploring self and incorporating the world into who and what we are. This can be a daunting and overwhelming process. KC&FT offers a space to intentionally consider and craft a blueprint toward a cohesive identity.
Do you intentionally hurt yourself to provide expression of something that is hard to put into words? Reduce overwehleming or painful feelings? Punish yourself? There are healthy, non-scarring ways to manage what non-suicidal self harm provides. Together we will acknowledge how self-harm serves you, then explore other possibilities for coping and managing.
Do you control how much you eat? Do you use eating and food as a coping mechanism for painful emotions? Do you see your body as it truly is, or as your mind has created? Eating disorders can be fatal and are therefore treated by a team including a medical doctor, nutritionist, and a psychotherapist.
Communication is the key to all relationships. Sadly, we are often not taught to communicate, but only to defend our position. At Kairos Counseling & Family Therapy, we go to the foundations of communication — speaking to be heard and listening to hear. Communication is a process of reflecting for understanding and asking questions for clarification.
Parenting is one of the greatest things we will do in life, and it is also one of the hardest. The time-old adages, “Kids don’t come with instruction manuals” and “When I was your age…” can lead to confusion and frustration. Assessing the areas of conflict and examining the developmental stages of our children can help provide a roadmap for bringing more harmony into the home and into the relationships that will be foundational for our kids as they seek our relationship.