As a clinical psychologist, I have had the privilege of helping many patients overcome obstacles and find success in life. For example, Bill, a thirty-year-old man, seemingly had everything going for him but was still struggling to launch, both professionally and personally.
Bill had always been ambitious yet rarely followed a project through to completion. He made excuses for his inaction and felt like a failure. He had plenty of “juice,” but could not quite put it to use. Despite a solid upbringing and a college degree, he was plagued by shame for his “laziness and lame excuses.”
Desperate to escape these painful emotions, he reached out to me for help in finding the obstacles to his success. Through our conversations, we were able to identify the underlying fears that were holding him back. We uncovered the roots of these fears, and re-examined them through now-adult eyes. With newfound understanding, we then identified the adult life skills he had not yet acquired. As he practiced these skills, he rapidly became more efficient and effective, and more confident and content.
Therapy is not magic. It is real people doing the real work of getting real with themselves, to create real improvement in their lives.
When you are ready, I hope you will give me a call.
“My passion is ensuring that every adult is mentally ready to succeed in all transitions that comprise the adult years. The meaning in my life comes from helping my patients see themselves, their situation, their future, and the entire world with new eyes and a newly courageous attitude.