It all starts with the moment we declare to ourselves “I need help”, “I need someone to talk to”. The reasons people seek out therapy are usually pretty specific. While a skilled therapist can travel many roads, it can help when your therapist has some familiarity with your particular issues at the start. Here are some of the areas of specialty among our therapists.
Challenges & Opportunities of Young Adulthood
While folks love to talk about “the good old days” and “youth being wasted on the young”, early adulthood is a complex period of self-discovery and contemplation. Even for those who feel they are on solid footing, young people are rightly introspective, and therapy is a great place to explore and define the self.
Cultural, Religious, Racial, Economic & Ethnicity-based Themes
Cultural competency cannot be taught; it is built on a life well lived by people with an open, curious and flexible mind. Whether or not the issue bringing you to therapy is linked to your interface with society, or how difference complicates your familial relationships, our therapist will provide a safe place to discuss these frequently taboo issues.
Early Intervention for the New Family
Growing our families can be a joy-filled experience. Even when it is, it is quite frequently tumultuous and confusing as well. When we need someone to talk to, who we can share the kind of feelings and thoughts we often fear will be ill-received, a therapist can offer a way to unravel feelings of shame and self-blame that ultimately hurt families.
There is a fallacy that psychotherapy is only to be sought when conditions are grave, and people are in desperate need. Another understanding of therapy is that it is a tool for contemplation, a vehicle for crafting a rich and satisfying life. Therapy is an opportunity to build a fluid relationship between the conscious and unconscious selves, so that we might come to understand our motivations and our dreams.
Change can be difficult, with the risk of getting stuck in disappointment and grief. But is also rich with opportunity, offering new paths, and greater understanding of the self.
Mood & Behavior Management
Mood disturbance can be a time septic experience as we manage a new aspect of our lives. It can also be part of our constitution, even if we are reluctant to accept that. Therapy can offer both skills and techniques for managing moods, but can also help in understanding the impact mood has played in your life, and how to come to a new place of strength.
Parenting Issues & Education
It is difficult enough that parents are rarely share the dark underbelly of parenting with each other. But additionally not all parents are faced with the same challenges. Full Living has therapist knowledgable about many of the conditions that can add to the complications of parenting and are prepared to help you navigate them.
There is much to recover from in life. And the paths can be arduous. When we need help, one of the great offerings of a good therapist is familiarity with many of the twists and turns of difficult journeys, as well as resting places along the way.
Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Even when the issues bringing someone into therapy has little to do with their gender, orientation, identity and such, it is essential to work with someone who understands something of how who we are informs our lives.