My Approach to Helping
There is very little you have left to give and you put a lot of pressure on yourself to make sure everything is done right. You’re not sure what is missing and admitting that there is an issue would only put more pressure on the people around you and that isn’t you. You’re the pillar for your family, friends and even at work.
You try to do all the right things: workout, eat right, focus on your work and have everything together but somehow at the end of the day you’re still left empty. Your motivation is completely gone some days. You put a ton of pressure on yourself to “do all the things”. You are thoughtful about making decisions, but you often struggle with saying “no”.
You’re an overachiever and many people rely on you. You take care of everyone but somehow there is still something missing. You “future-think” everything that could go wrong just to make sure you can strategize a plan for the “what if”. You wake up before the alarm and sometimes your brain goes so fast you’re not even sure if you sent that email or completed that task.
You are a high achiever, but you need to find balance to counter the anxiety you’re feeling. You’re very good at your job but somedays it feels like you’re just checking the boxes and supporting everyone else with what they need. This leaves you irritable and frustrated and feeling empty and unable to give your family or close people the attention they deserve. The doubts that you are feeling and the exhaustion you’re having cannot be maintained and something needs to change. The boundaries that you have are somewhat blurred by your need to please and care for others. There is not much left for you.
This experience is part of high functioning anxiety and perfectionism that can lead to burnout as well as disrupting the progress of some of your personal goals.
I am here to support you through the changes you need to make. To learn how to put yourself first and adjust when needed. To reduce some of the control that you believe you must have because without it, who are you? I also specifically work on the anxiety and ways to reduce the feeling of always needing to do “all the things”.
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with mindful and holistic skills to work on your interpersonal functioning as well as your responses. I teach you new ways to be gentle with yourself and mindfulness techniques to help to know when to say “no” and step back before making decisions. My goal is to assist you with reducing the pressure and altering the perspective to feel better about the decisions you make and how you feel daily.