Be. Counseling

Anxiety and Stress

You are always on the go. Your organization game is top notch. Or maybe you lost your go and you and organization do not mix. Maybe t came from “just having to get through X and then I can relax”. Or you find yourself saving “After this project, after this move, after this promotion or dance recital…I’ll slow down, make time for me”. And now that you have a moment to breathe, you can’t. Did you forget how? So you stay busy. You stay on.

Eventually your health starts to slide some. Your sleep is no longer sound. Your mind is always racing. You want to make a change and then the thought of changing makes your heat race and palms sweat. So you stay on your course. Even though you know this course is no longer working.

Together we will work to manage both the psychological and physical reactions caused by stress and anxiety. We will arm you with the skills to manage stress and anxiety. Giving you the tools to ask for the help you need from others (I know, I know I know). Just imagine stating what is true for you so that you can take care of yourself so you can continue to be the rock star you are in your life.

It’s time and I got you.


Perinatal Mood Disorders

After months of trying to conceive, you finally see that second line on your pregnancy test. Initially, you are overjoyed, finally! Or maybe you are shocked that you conceived on your first try. What feels like only a moment later you are overcome by sheer panic. Panic so deep that you question if you can really say it out loud.

Or maybe your pregnancy went swimmingly and you have a beautiful new born…that you just can’t stop worrying about. You no longer know how to define yourself. Mother, sure but is that all?

Or maybe you have a toddler and the more independent they become the more lost you feel.

Or maybe the stress of being a parent with all the scheduling and the feeding and the ere and the there and the don't touch that - just has you at your wit's end. Heck, you are not even sure you still have a wit. They said having a child would be life-changing and you are ready to learn how to better manage that change. I can help.


Inner Critic…

There is this place we find ourselves that is liberating and terrifying. It is a place where we feel we are about to unravel so that we can become a new version of ourselves. The space between where we are and where we are going.

Like a troll hiding under a bridge it is in this space that we find our inner critic. It is that nagging thought that we are not enough. We should not desire more. It is that thought to stay small. When guilt and shame arise at the thought of dreaming big or taking the next steps. Sometimes, we call this thought imposter syndrome.

We can work together to leave how to face your inner critic. There are techniques to manager the thoughts that keep you stuck so that we can start to close the gap between where you are and where you know you want to be.

It is time to show up.

With skinned knees and bruised hearts;
We choose owning our stories of struggle,
Over hiding, over hustling, over pretending. When we deny our stories, they define us.
When we run from struggle, we are never free.
So we turn toward truth and look it in the eye.
We will not be characters in our stories.
Not villains, not victims, not even heroes. We are the authors of our lives.
We write our own daring endings.
— Brené Brown, Rising Strong