Welcome!

I'm glad you found me. As you look through my website, I hope you begin to see that there is hope to feel more like the real you and that together we can work to turn your challenges around.

Why am I Feeling Overwhelmed and Negative?

You may not be sure when these emotions began to take over your thoughts before COVID-19. But somehow your emotions feel like a part of you, the part you can't seem to be free of. Maybe you've experienced something in life that forever changed you. Or maybe you've pictured life totally different than it is today.

If you've been experiencing anxiety or depression, you may feel like you aren't handling things the right way. You may often believe that "there is something wrong with me." Feelings of not being good enough is often part of your inner dialogue. These beliefs feel especially real as you struggle to look like you are doing fine on the outside.

Yet, knowing that you feel like a mess inside is more of your reality. You may even feel like you're failing as a person. But the truth is, you've been trying to fix things long enough to know that it isn't working. Despite reading and trying what others are saying you should do, you still haven't figured out what works.

Have you ever heard of the saying "The battle is in the mind?" It means that the story about yourself, life and expectations do not match what is really going on inside of you. When your experiences don't follow your expectations, it's a direct set-up to pain and suffering.

Your anxiety and depression that sometimes surface for awhile, may now feel like something that will ever go away. A happier marriage, family life and the real you seems impossible to have again.

What Happened to Me?

Maybe you've been trying so hard to feel better or forget what happened to you in childhood. Your trauma memories keep chasing you harder than before. Or your relationship challenges leave you bewildered, feeling like you are walking in a dark forest.

Putting off addressing your struggles with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma or marriage conflicts is exhausting. Can you really put off speaking with a counselor?

I can’t tell you that your problems will go away. But I can help you learn how to enjoy life despite whatever you are going through.

Even if this seems so far out of reach, counseling will open the door to a new beginning. You’ve been trying your best and now realize it is time to reach out to a professional who has tools that work. Sometimes, even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help. Especially through personal challenges. Let’s see where your pain is coming from and develop a plan that will help you be more in control of your life and your emotions.

How Can I Help?

I help individuals decrease anxiety and depression, walk through grief with those who are grieving and help a person out of trauma. I also work with couples to address marital issues due to communication issues, lack of emotional intimacy and/or infidelity.

Combat anxiety and depression through gaining a better understanding of themselves, increase self-compassion and break through negative thoughts and life experiences. Together we will have you learn how to feel more in control of your emotions and what to do when your emotions feel bigger than you can handle.

For those who are grieving, I will meet you at any of the 5 stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression & acceptance. Together we will help you complete your grieving process and find meaning in your loss to help heal your heart.

If you have any type of traumatic life experience, you will be supported through your healing journey by finally being able to have your voice heard, validated and understood. From there we will work through your emotions related to secrets, powerlessness, anger, control and triggers.

Lastly, if you are struggling in your marriage due to emotional disconnectedness or infidelity, there is hope. We will work together to see what changes need to be made to have: a more fulfilling relationship, rekindle the passion and heal from an affair.

Learn Effective Coping Skills

I know life has gotten out of control, especially now that we are experiencing many stressors, changes and losses from this pandemic. Emotions and relationships can feel out of our control, especially since we are living a life that is  so much different than it used to be. I know there are so many uncertainties, as well as expectations of how we need to keep everyone and everything else going. This includes your boss, your partner, your kids and maybe your parents too.

This is a whole new world that you are expected to navigate. The time for you to have support, understanding and effective coping skills has never been more important or challenging than it is today.

Hope!

You might be initially hesitant to seek out help and support for personal matters. But, how much longer do you want to continue suffering? I encourage you to call now. You will feel better knowing that you are taking a courageous first step towards getting to a better place and being a better you.

I work with Individuals and Couples who are having problems due to:

If you want to know how counseling can help you, please give me a call.

We can work together. I'll help you find happiness, joy and satisfaction in your life, so you can get back to living a more happier and confident you. Break free from the idea that your life needs to be perfect and conflict free in order to enjoy your life. Learn ways embrace life with all of its imperfections and feel good about yourself, life and love again.

Meet Adrienne Licari

Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on ourselves, love, belonging and joy. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover a new path to better communication, conflict resolution, self-compassion and balance in our lives.

 

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