Just tonight my cousin who was feeling very low for the past year or so, and I noticed for awhile, but it was very clear that she didn’t want to talk about it, but today, she revealed to me what she’d been going through some very rough times, and had tears in her eyes. Because I know how it feels and am experiencing the same thing (and more), I told her I understood and opened up to her and told her a lot about myself and how I’ve checked myself in to counselling last year, etc. I told her I have depression and I told her about a couple things about my friends and how I feel about them, and the same about my family and what I feel about them…I told her a lot about my situation with depression….And guess what? By the end of the evening together, I feel regret for ever having told her. I told myself time after time, on the occasions that I have revealed to people about my depression, that I will not tell anymore people because I always end up feeling regretful. I regret telling her because she doesn’t seem to understand me. I don’t know…I tell her what I think, and she doesn’t believe that things are the way they are with my friends or family…and I have considered that that may be the case, that I have “distorted thinking,” but it just feels like I am not being understood, and I just feel embarrassed about having shared these thoughts. I hold nothing against her for saying that, cuz I know she could be just saying that to make me feel better (probably), and telling me how she views things from an objective point of view…but I just don’t feel that there’s any comfort in having told her my problems. She said more than once, “Maybe we’re not good together cuz we’re both negative.” At first I thought she was just commenting that, but now it just hit me that there must’ve been some significance to her saying that more than once. Why did I tell her? Don’t I ever learn? Again, I thought she’d understand and that there’d be a connection with us, and I thought that we’d be closer and be supports to each other, but we aren’t (because something else was said), and I was thinking that there’d be some comfort to her if she knew somebody else was going through the same thing, etc. Nevermind. I didn’t even feel like talking about my problems, but I did anyways, probably so that I could get some relief. But no. These days I just feel so withdrawn, and that everything’s a chore. I’m like a vegetable, with a void in my gaze if I let myself relax. I’m soo exhausted. I hate waking up in the morning and having reality look me in the face. I’ve been looking forward to this one-week break from school, and I know that it’s going to speed right by, and I’m not going to be able to rest like I want to, cuz there’s so much to do! If my mind doesn’t rest (me worrying about tests and assignments) I can forget about feeling rested by the end of the break. And it’s getting so much harder to keep my new year’s resolution of “not thinking negatively.” I’m disappointing myself right now, cuz I keep letting all those negative thoughts that I tell myself to be said in my head. I feel like scrapping that resolution. Then there’s the other side of me that says I should start again, and try again. It’s so hard to divert myself from feeling so sad when nothing is fun/appealing to me anymore. I’m just so tired that I don’t want to do anything! I’ve given myself enough days to just relax…SO MUCH TO DO! I just thought something negative again about myself, but I just didn’t write it. ARGH!
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Across Counseling is a group of experienced mental health practitioners in Vienna, Virginia with diverse specialties as well as other professionals offering integrative specialty services who can help you to resolve issues and challenges. The specialties we offer enable us to meet your specific needs, whether you are feeling depressed, anxious, struggle with issues around food, alcohol, or other substances, sexual or gender identity, grief, trauma, family and relationship issues and more. We also offer an option to work with us using a team approach that can be more effective with multiple members of a family or for clients with multiple issues that respond best to specialized approaches. When needed, the team option enables us to offer a coordinated approach that can be designed to best meet your specific needs. Whether we are working with individuals, couples, families, or groups, we can work together with you to address your issues and challenges and develop a plan to help you to improve your well-being and foster personal growth, to feel better and have a greater enjoyment of life.
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I appreciate that it can be challenging to find a therapist. I encourage you to shop around, read profiles, visit websites, and have initial sessions with a couple of providers to find someone who you can really talk to and be open with. We all have different styles and vibes and ways of talking and that's a good thing, hopefully we're all well trained as well but I encourage you to inquire if our training and credentials are confusing or not obvious. In therapy I will be someone who challenges you. I might interrupt you at times if your thinking seems off. I will encourage you to feel and exercise and be honest with yourself and the people you love. Therapy will be challenging. Hopefully you will be thoughtful about the process and interested in making changes. I'm here to help you become the person who you want to be and love the person who you are.
Supervision Central & Counseling Services, LLC
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New Year, New You! So, let's start your journey towards becoming the best version of you. I am so excited that you are moving towards making changes and I am a true believer that, " If we don’t change, we don’t grow and If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living". My goal as a therapist is to help you grow so that you can truly live life to your fullest potential. So, whether you're looking to improve your relationship(s), career or learning how to cope with life's challenges; having someone to help you on your journey to discovering the new you, is what I'm here for. So let's start your journey!
When we opened our doors in 1980, we were the very first private mental health group practice in Chesterfield County. From the beginning, we were welcomed with open arms by the Chesterfield Community Mental Health Center, physicians, schools and the community at large. Over the past three decades, we have been an established and highly trusted source for psychological care. In 2001, Family Guidance Centers made another hallmark decision, reaching out to provide mental health services to the underserved community of Powhatan. In 2016, we expanded to serve the needs of the fast-growing Midlothian area. In 2020, Family Guidance Centers opened a new location to serve the community of Henrico and Richmond city area. We also began offering Telehealth services as an integral part of our practice. In June 2021, we opened our Virginia Beach location to serve the Tidewater area!
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White Dog Counseling: Donna M. Chamberlain
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During my many years of practice, I have consistently found that it is the relationship between a therapist and their client that is the primary basis for all therapeutic progress. Although I utilize a range of therapeutic modalities, I am firmly committed to the belief that the power of therapy lies in the relationship. If this resonates with you, let's talk. I don't toss around labels or believe in spreading bullshit. I'll call you on your stuff or be your biggest fan depending on which you need. I've walked through fire, gotten burned, but still survived. I can help you do the same. All you have to do is ask. I provide online counseling to individuals located in Texas or Virginia.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist, and I also hold a certificate in Trauma Counseling through Regent University. I'm trained in evidence based modalities of therapy such as EMDR level 1 and 2, Emotional Freedom Technique, Flash Technique, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy level 1. These modes of therapy allow me to help you process through anxiety, anger, depression, fears, guilt, shame, PTSD, complex PTSD, self esteem issues, and relationship difficulties. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy.