Life and all that comes with it is stressful enough.This year is our time to recalibrate after the pandemic. Finding the "new normal" isn't always straightforward. Talking with a therapist can help you sort through your thoughts, feelings, and choices amidst these uncertainties.
The time away from peers and the structure of school was comfortable for some and very difficult for others. Now we is the time to prepare for a return to full-time in-person schooling. Call today to strategize with a therapist how to help your children.
Significant health issues, whether coronavirus, cancer, or other long-term health conditions, bring challenges for the ill and the caregiver. We have therapists on staff with experience to assist those facing illnesses as well as the care providers who face their own challenges and difficulties.
One of the consequences of social distancing is that many in our community find themselves feeling isolated and alone. Loneliness and depression can follow. A psychotherapist might help identify how parts of this experience might teach us about our own psychology-- from past experiences, making the best of this time, and choosing how to would like to move forward with healthier relationships.
More than most other things, parenting can remind us of our shortcomings and struggles. It isn't always clear how to balance complicated dynamics between children and adults. Having a therapist list and sort through your choices and feelings with you can make all the difference.
"My family is so important to me, but we are stuck at home and really getting on each other's nerves." This father is not alone -- many families are struggling with how to stay positive and pleasant under these stressful circumstances. Talking with a therapist can help you navigate these trying times.
Events in the past year helped raise awareness for many of us about the suffering of our neighbors. From the impact of police abuses of power, the importance of protecting and respecting all ethnic identities, to a growing awareness and acceptance of various expressions of gender: our understanding of our world must expand. The therapists at Family Matters care about how these issues impact you and your loved ones.
The human heart and mind evolved to value our thoughts, feelings and relationships. Neurobiology suggests that our brains work through trauma and stress best through a supportive relationship with another human being. Therapy can provide a stable, supportive, confidential way to work through current stresses and prior traumas. Counseling sessions provide a way to process difficult experiences, and long-term psychotherapy offers a way to change ingrained patterns, beliefs and behaviors. Your therapist might help you work through those challenges these stresses bring up.
Many people are finding good reasons to meet at times in person and at times through video conferencing. Here are some of the benefits of utilizing these "telehealth" methods:
There are also limitations. Meeting online instead of in-person is not for everyone in every circumstance. Some issues are best addressed in the same room as the therapist. Parts of how we communicate can be lost over a voice call or a video transmission. You need to make sure you are in a private setting where you will not be interrupted. We invite you to call or email us to see if a counseling appointment over video or a phone call would be appropriate for you.
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