Text Box:  Our lives provide us the opportunity to feel emotional distress.  By seeing distress as an opportunity we have a choice.  We can  stay in distress or work our way through it.  We can further choose to go it alone or to get some help.  
When you have a legal dilemma you may choose to consult an attorney.  When your plumbing fails you may choose to consult a plumber. When you are having a problem or dilemma that is overwhelming you may benefit from the assistance of an experienced, trained mental health professional. 
Clinical Social Workers and other mental health professionals  Text Box: offer the caring, expert assistance that people need during stressful times.
 A person will enter therapy because he or she is stuck.  In some way thoughts, feelings and behaviors are no longer adequate.  A person can become overcome by  feelings of sadness or anxiety or guilt.  A persons behaviors may in fact be getting in the way of  happiness.  The social drinking that was once a way to interact with friends has become a source of concern and embarrassment.  The self imposed isolation cuts off  desired connections to family and friends.  The need to avoid crowds because of irrational Text Box: fears limits the social opportunities available.  The list goes on and on.
This newsletter intends to give you information to help you make the best of your decision to seek help.  Therapy can be rewarding, affirming, and life changing.  It all comes down to what we are willing to do when the opportunity created by emotional distress arises.
Text Box:  Is Psychotherapy Right For Me?
Text Box: Wellness
From the inside out
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Text Box: Is It Really A Problem?
Text Box:  Individuals and families seek mental health treatment for a wide variety of reasons.  Very often the problem has been dismissed for quite some time. It’s negative effects have created an impact on personal, social or occupational life. As a therapist I cannot count the number of times I have heard someone say “Its not such a big deal.”  Or “I have gotten so Text Box: used to feeling this way I don’t think I could feel any other way.”  Or even, “I can’t believe I am here when others have  worse problems.”  
Over all desires, needs, motives, even thoughts and perceptions, lie just out of awareness.  These inner workings influence behavior and feelings. Quite often individuals are lost even with regard to identifying Text Box: what hurts.  People try to avoid the pain of, and at the same time maximize their control over,  uncomfortable situations and feelings.  For example if an individual is sensitive to criticism in some situations he or she  fears rejection, humiliation, and a blow to self-esteem. Rather than accept  these unpleasant  experiences, 
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Text Box: Thought for the day
“Always do your best.  Your best is going to change from moment to moment, it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self– judgment, self-abuse and regret”
~Don Miguel Ruiz
The Four Agreements