It’s so easy to get swept up with the changes and challenges that we face every day in life. We push so hard to keep up and stay ahead, often ignoring warning signs that life is getting out of control. We think we are managing everything fine, until one day we look around and wonder who we are and how we got here. Changes in our life like graduating from school, starting a new job, moving, getting married, having a baby, getting divorced, and even gaining weight and aging can seem like huge obstacles before us. Change is hard and can easily stir up symptoms of anxiety and depression that can seem overwhelming.
My goal is walk through these life transitions with my clients. The most important part of therapy is the client’s relationship to the therapist. For me, therapy is a place to experience unconditional acceptance; A place to bare the sole with no worries of judgment or criticism. It is a healing time to remove the mask that we wear every day, set aside our defenses, and just be. In that moment, we see ourselves and life more clearly, and are able to process, refocus, re-prioritize, and revive.
If you are dealing with hard changes and challenges in life, I encourage you to make an appointment so that we can take the first step to health and wholeness together.
I wish you good mental health.
Teresa Kirchner, M.A., graduated with a Master’s Degree in Counseling in 2005 and has been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 2007. Before beginning private practice, Teresa spent 7 years working with individuals and families in the greater Tulsa area through community mental health. She is an active clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and an adjunct professor of psychology at Roger’s State University.