Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Trauma

COVID-19 Update

***Please note, as of 3/19/20, I will be providing Individual and Couples Counseling thru Secure Online Telehealth Video Sessions. Please call me at (631) 406 -3139 to schedule a private video session or click here:

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Welcome!

I'm glad you are here looking for possible solutions to your current challenges. I work with women who are experiencing uncomfortable thoughts, feelings and life experiences. I help them learn how to restore peace within themselves and find joy in their lives again.

Have you been experiencing uncomfortable thoughts, feelings or life events. You probably have wanted to reach out for help and fix things on your own. As a woman, you are so used to taking care of everyone and everything else. There never seems to be a good time to work on what has been bothering you. Feelings of depression and anxiety fill your mind. Feeling overwhelmed by life. Especially now that we are experiencing a pandemic, these emotions are at an all time high.

As a woman, everyone expects so much of you. Your parents, the boss, your partner, your kids.  Even you have expected too much of yourself at times. You never seem to make time to invest in yourself to learn a better way. You keep going through the day, checking off all the things on your to do list. But you've never put yourself on that sticky note of things to take care of. And now, being socially isolated from your peers and co-workers, makes it even harder to cope.

Why am I Feeling This Way?

And you're wondering why you are feeling more depressed and stressed out. You may not be sure when these emotions began to take over your thoughts. But somehow they feel like a part of you..the part you can't seem to be free of. Maybe you've experienced trauma & abuse, relationship conflicts or lost someone/something you've loved. Or maybe you've pictured being a mom differently. Now life is not what you dreamed it would be like with all the challenges, conflicts and life experiences.

Either way, there's a belief about yourself that says there is something wrong with you. Feelings of not being good enough floods your inner dialogue. This belief feels especially real when you are working so hard to look good 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 woman. But the truth is, you've been putting off what you know you need in your life.

Women especially know life isn’t always easy. In recent events within our world, these words never held more truth than today. Your anxiety and depression that sometimes surfaces for awhile, may now feel like.... an unwanted house guest that never seems to leave. If you’ve experienced any type of change, it’s times like this that make you miss what you once had even more. A happier marriage, family life, the old you.

What Happened to Me?

You may have been trying so hard to forget about 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 relationship conflicts is exhausting.

There may have been times in life that seemed challenging. Now these challenges are leading you to a path that is more scary, sad and isolating. Finding the silver lining seems like an impossible achievement. 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, I know you want to feel better. And I want to help. You’ve been trying your best and now realize it is time to reach out to a professional who can help. 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.

Hope!

You might be initially hesitant to seek out help and support for personal matters. But when you do, you will feel more confident 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 reconnect to the ones you love. Break free from the idea that your life needs to be perfect and conflict free in order to enjoy yourself. Learn ways embrace your 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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