Struggling to feel happy in life?
Feeling anxious, angry, depressed? Confused about what to do?
Life is about how we feel. As humans we have an inner drive to feel happy; however, we define that. If this weren’t true, you would meet people who are actively seeking more sadness or anger in their life. Unfortunately, happiness can be quite elusive and even seem far beyond what is possible or what we deserve. Here is where it becomes difficult, and life can spiral.
Navigating life means managing what we need to do to survive with what we want to do to be happy, assuming we even know. All the emotions that push and pull us in different directions make this hard. Feelings we wish to avoid such as guilt or shame, nudge us off our path. Of course, everything creates emotions. Relationships and the inevitable hurts they include, health challenges, career pressure, child obligations, money stress, the loaded emotions of sex, past trauma, on and on, all create a complicated existence.
So how do you navigate it all?
Most of us use what we learned from our family of origin, defaulting to habits, relying on old beliefs, driven by emotions, all create a path we follow. Unfortunately, that may not be the best path. When things don’t go well, anxiety, depression, and desire to avoid pain can lead to times when we get stuck – and that makes it all worse.
You don’t have to face it all alone
When anxiety, anger, and depression are preventing you from finding the happiness you want, it’s time for help. When you can’t find solutions for problems, when relationships are challenging, when life seems to be kicking you, it’s time for some backup.
How we can help
Our role as a therapist is to support your goals in creating the life you want. At Bellevue Family Counseling we want to help you become your best self. Being your best self can mean a lot of things, depending on your goals. Therapy is usually about gaining clarity of the problem, finding the pieces that prevent solutions, navigating the beliefs, thoughts, and emotions, and finding new solutions.
There are many tools we use at Bellevue Family Counseling to understand the landscape of the problem and find a solution. Together we can determine the best tools for you from traditional approaches such a cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and meditation, to cutting edge tools such as Emotional Freedom Technique or Lifespan Integration Therapy. Together help you create a vision and get on the path to creating your best self.