Therapy for Stressed out Moms in Palm Harbor

Before having kids, I had no idea just how difficult parenting really is. There are days when it amazes me that children survive into adulthood without being dropped off with the grandparents because they are just too much to handle!

Of course, as soon as you're ready to send the kid to Father Baker's (as our parents would say to us in Buffalo), they give you the sweetest, most loving hug and your heart just melts.

 Anxiety counseling - Palm Harbor, FL.

It goes without saying that we all love our kids, but there are certainly times when we do not like them. Those times can be really hard on us as parents, and especially on mothers in particular. 

Your mind goes through all the ways you've screwed up. You're the worst mom. Everybody else is doing so much with their kid while you're barely making it through each day.

Being a mom is more than a full-time job. It's like 7 full-time jobs wrapped into one, and there isn't enough coffee in the world to make it easy. 

Moms are expected to be:

  • Chef
  • Housekeeper
  • Chauffer
  • Therapist
  • Entertainer
  • Friend
  • Wife
  • Event planner
  • Spiritual advisor
  • Hostage negotiator

How can one person be expected to be good at so many different things?!

You can't!! And that's okay.

Too bad Facebook and Pinterest make us believe that everybody is doing all of that while making perfect bunny birthday cakes and having an immaculate, magazine-worthy household. Oh, and their kids never get into trouble either.

That's what we're up against.

Society makes it really easy to believe those negative thoughts about being a terrible mother. 

It's so much that often the first thing moms give up is self-care. 

Unfortunately, without self-care, the rest of that list falls apart pretty quickly and we end up overwhelmed, lonely, stressed, and filled with worry. 

 Learn anxiety coping skills in therapy for anxiety and stress. Palm Harbor, FL.

Moms I've worked with have struggled with many challenges, including:

  • Exhaustion
  • Constant worry
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger and irritability
  • Divorce
  • Children who don't respect their authority
  • Loss of personal identity
  • Empty nest syndrome

Each of these present their own unique struggles and can make juggling parenting duties feel impossible.

The weight of the job is heavy enough without your own mind and body working against you as well. 

You don't need to go through this alone. 

YOU are important and I want to help guide you to a life filled with

joy, peace, and contentment

 

 Palm Harbor, FL therapy for stress, anxiety, and worry.

Therapy can help you:

  • Reduce stress and develop coping skills
  • Reduce depression and increase activity
  • Boost mood and energy levels
  • Reduce irritability and anger
  • Reduce the intensity of negative thoughts
  • Improve sleep
  • Improve relationships with your spouse, kids, friends, family, etc. 
  • Improve self-care
  • Remember your identity 
  • Boost self-esteem
  • Identify personal and family goals and values

I use techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you reach your goals. I enjoy this flexibility because I don't believe in a one-size fits all approach.

Your challenges are unique to your life and deserve a unique treatment plan. I look forward to working with you to find the roadmap to your goals.

 

Are you ready to start taking control of your life again?

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