Ron Shosten, M.A. LMFT
|Professions: Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - LF 00001163|
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I think a good metaphor to view ourselves and our relationships is that of breathing. Natural breathing, taking in and releasing slow, deep breaths mean that we are living connected to our true selves, We can locate both calm & joy within ourselves. It also means we are authentically connected with other people, feeling belonging and intimacy. We know how to ask and receive and we know how to listen and to give. We also have learned how to "catch our breath" when we temporarily loose it because of anxiety or pain.
We all know how to breath in this natural way without giving it second thought. We breath this way, more or less, all of the time.
We run into trouble when we find ourselves out of breath and our efforts to redeem the situation makes things worse. Anxiety, depression, feeling too removed or overwhelmed in relationship are examples of losing our breath.
I help people understand how they got into the place they find themselves and explore with them specific ways of getting out of that place and returning to a more natural rhythm of life.
Connecting with a counselor provides a reference to understand yourself in your current problem circumstance and to help you figure out what you need to let go of and what you need to hold on to.
When there is a good fit with a counselor, you should feel comfortable and at ease talking about all of your life. I will teach you specific personal and relationship skills to help you reach your goals and answer some key questions:
1. What is no longer working for me and what do I need to let go of?
2. What is my heart's desire? How can I connect with that desire more and more and make it central to my life?
Getting back to our true selves is something we do off and on through our life. While there is a crucial part of learning new skills, remembering what we already know is mostly what a good counselor will help you do. I look forward to meeting you to see if I could provide you that resource.
Email or Call Ron Shosten, M.A. LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01419
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
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