Remote Individual Therapy in Virginia
Life throws everybody curveballs…
Some are easily handled, while others can really throw us off balance for a long time.
Stress can build and build when we don’t have help to recover and re-balance … and this can lead to more severe problems.
We experience relationship troubles, addiction issues, difficulties fulfilling work duties, and even physical disorders when high levels of stress and trauma linger too long.
Everyone experiences different levels of stress…
… and it can build so slowly and persistently that maybe you didn’t notice until something catastrophic happened, and it started getting harder to get out of bed in the morning or be around the people at work and home.
Anxiety saps your joy and causes you to live in fear of this ominous feeling that seems to squeeze your heart and guts while your mind runs a mile a minute, unable to land on anything useful or positive.
The things that used to interest you started feeling farther away until they stopped being very interesting at all.
All these difficult feelings are overwhelming, and it doesn’t seem like anyone else around you is struggling with this; so you keep it to yourself, isolating with these hidden experiences until your relationships suffer and the loneliness becomes crippling.
The tendency to compare yourself to other people has led to a constant sense that you’re not good enough. Even though logically you might know that you’re sufficient, you just can’t shake that insecure feeling. You just keep going, trying to prove yourself, becoming exhausted by all the effort until you feel like crashing.
All this contributes to spiritual and existential angst, a dark night of the soul that can be truly terrifying.
The unresolved issues are piling up…
… and it’s becoming clear that distracting yourself by focusing on other people, watching too much Netflix, “taking the edge off” with those evening drinks, and “just staying busy” aren’t taking care of the lingering issues.
If you don’t make a change now, it will just get harder to regain your balance.
The good news is that we can learn to handle these stressors more effectively so that anxiety and depression don’t stop us from living good lives.
Therapy offers you the unique help that will serve you best, as you rebuild a solid foundation and begin to finally heal.
Therapy is the best place to start.
When you commit to your own personal growth and team up with a trained professional who also cares about your success and healing, then overwhelm becomes manageable.
Imagine having a mentor whose sole intention is to understand where you’re coming from and help you reach your mental health goals. This person listens to you, empathizes with your thoughts and feelings, guides you in healing practices, and sets out to help you make choices that ensure you’re living within your deepest value system and moving toward your chosen goals.
Old wounds are explored in gentle, yet challenging ways until your past becomes part of your inner strength instead of a ball and chain pulling you back.
Therapy can help you alchemize your experiences to work for you instead of against you so that you can continue moving forward instead of staying stuck in old and unhealthy patterns.
The current rate for therapy with Andrea Shipley is $195/ session. It may change. A sliding scale is available for a limited number of people.
Take the Leap Today
Continuing to put it off will just delay your fulfillment and health. I encourage you to reach out today to schedule a free 25-minute consultation, so we can get clear on the issues keeping you stuck as well as your goals for the future.
Together, we can decide if we’re a good fit.
This is your life, and I’ll do what I can to help you make the most of it. Call (804) 404-5593.