Most people experience periods of time when they feel confused, stressed, overwhelmed, out of control, depressed, insecure, anxious, and/or angry. Not only are these feelings normal, it would be odd not to have them in many of life’s circumstances. Equally common (and often the cause or the result of these feelings) are difficulties with relationships, from arguing and fighting to feeling stuck or dissatisfied.
Frequently, these feelings emerge when making decisions, enduring losses, or navigating transitions. Even positive and exciting changes can trigger unexpected emotions. Sometimes recognizing what we are going through and experiencing is not easy or obvious, and simply acknowledging what’s going on for us can provide some relief.
Though not a sign of insanity, unmanaged emotions can be serious, effecting life at work, outside of work, and relationships with loved ones. Furthermore, through intensity or duration, emotions can manifest as physical symptoms (headaches, stomachaches, muscle tension, high blood pressure, problems with sleeping, eating, fatigue, irritability, tearfulness, and so on).
It is with these common and often inevitable life issues, challenges, and problems that a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist is trained, experienced, and qualified to help.