Teresa Crossland, MS, LPC
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Therapy Sucks. No one wants to go - it's expensive and uncomfortable and incredibly hard to share your problems with a stranger. However, there are times in life when the pain of depression or anxiety has exceeded your ability to cope and that's when it's time to talk to someone about it. If you are here right now, I applaud your bravery and encourage you to continue down this path until you have found the right person to help you.
My name is Teresa Crossland and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor serving Boulder County, Colorado. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues and trauma in adults and teenagers. I use a combination of treatment philosophies with an emphasis on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy techniques. This means becoming aware of unhealthy patterns and habits, changing behavior and thoughts, and developing skills to calm the mind and reduce negative thinking.
Therapy doesn't have to be a scary, mystifying experience. While it can feel incredibly awkward to walk into the office of a stranger and reveal personal fears, thoughts and experiences - there are times in life when it's the best and only option left. I encourage you to call and set up a free consultation to talk - it doesn't have to be awful, it's just a conversation.
or Call Teresa Crossland, MS, LPC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10331
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
There are a lot of bad therapists out there; and even more mediocre ones. Just as there is infinite diversity in the human race, there are numerous kinds of therapists. So even when a therapist isn't "bad" - they still might not be the right fit for you. Different people require different approaches and personalities. Some clients need a caring mother figure; some people want their therapist to be blunt and confrontational, to call them out when needed. There is no One-Size-Fits-All therapist.
If you've had a negative experience in therapy, it's simply because you had the wrong therapist. Finding the right therapist is like shopping for a house - it is a huge decision - this is where you are going to keep your most sacred belongings, where you go to feel safe, where you can finally relax and be yourself without fear of judgment. What are the chances that the first one you see is the right one?
This is why it's so important to interview a few therapists before choosing. While it can be nerve-wracking - the most important thing to remember is that YOU have nothing to prove - you are interviewing the therapist and it's their job to win you over. We are offering a service, and it's perfectly acceptable to say "No thank you" and move on. I know it can be painful and scary seeking out therapy if you've had a bad experience - but it's the kind of pain that you move through and come out a better person when you reach the other side.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Every single person on this earth is flawed and we all show weakness at one point or another. True weakness is being stuck in a painful situation and being paralyzed by fear, being unable to make a move or a change to the situation. Courage is not the absence of fear, it is acting in spite of it. An intelligent person is able to assess their resources and realize that they need help - but a brave and strong person actually seeks that help out. Going to therapy for the first time is one of the bravest things a person can do because true strength is about facing fear and dealing with an issue head on. Anyone can pretend that a problem doesn't exist, ignoring it and living in extreme discomfort every single day. But addressing that problem, taking a hard look at oneself, and having the courage to try something different is the exact opposite of weakness. Luckily, therapy has become much less stigmatized in recent years and I believe that there are times in life when we could all use someone to talk to.
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice
- Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
- Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
- Child and/or Adolescent Issues
- Communication Problems
- Emotional Abuse
- Family of Origin Issues
- Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
- LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
- Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
- Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
- Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
- Relationships and Marriage
- Social Anxiety / Phobia
- Women's Issues
- Young Adult Issues
- Body-Mind Psychotherapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
- Existential Psychotherapy
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
- Humanistic Psychology
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
- Mindfulness Based Interventions
- Other - Not Listed Here
- Person Centered / Rogerian
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Yoga Therapy
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