The motto for my practice is Be Love Be Well Be Whole. This short phrase captures the heart of my practice: relationships, mental health and wellness. It also brings awareness to the areas in life that influence our well-being. Awareness is a powerful tool for being able to be proactive about taking care of yourself as well as knowing when you need to focus more attention on one or more areas.
What sets me apart from others is my work with all stages of relationship and offering workshops to provide skills-building opportunities. Therapy is not just for when one is in distress, yet it may seem daunting to have to attend a one on one session. By providing groups and workshops, wellness can be addressed in another forum.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 19.1% of adults in America have experienced an anxiety disorder.  There are several types of clinical diagnoses of anxiety disorders including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Phobias and Social Anxiety Disorder. When people typically speak about clinical levels of anxiety, they are referring to Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
If the people who make up the environment are not doing well, the overall wellness of the organization suffers. An emphasis on the wellness within the organization does not chip away at personal accountability. Instead, it offers encouragement for individuals to make their mental health and wellness a priority at work. I invite organizations to create a Culture of Care to assist with minimizing and alleviating symptoms of vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout. A Culture of Care is an environment where mental and emotional health are recognized in such a way to lessen the stigma.
Closure is something that you actually give to yourself. It can create distress to feel as though your healing is in the hands of another person. The cleansing closure conversation where the end of the relationship is wrapped up rarely happens. If the conversation does occur, it may not come in the timeframe that one would hope to have it or consist of the words that were expected. Even when there is a conversation, it is up to you as to whether or not you accept it. This is why closure belongs to you.