Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or exhausted from things that are happening in your life?
- Do you feel alone, isolated, or misunderstood, unable to connect with those in your life?
- Are you struggling with finding pleasure in things you once enjoyed doing?
- Are you dealing with major life transitions, such as going to college, career difficulties, parenting, aging parents, separation, or divorce?
- Are you a health care provider dealing with the challenges of working in the medical field?
- Are you struggling with the loss of a loved one?
- Are you dealing with relationship issues that are impacting your life?
There is so much going on in the world that life can feel overwhelming. Sometimes the stress of parenting, career difficulties, moving away to college, social isolation, or relationship issues can almost feel too much to bear. Dealing with the loss of a loved one due to trauma, accidents, illness, miscarriage, or infant death can feel excruciating. Anxiety, depression, and isolation can take a toll on your health and overall well-being.
If you are a health care provider, you may be trying to manage emotional burnout, fear, anxiety, and how to balance your job with the risk to your own family. I am here to help you focus on your own wellness and health, learn how to manage the cumulative aspect of stress, and build resiliency skills so you can be the best at what you do.
It’s Okay to Ask for Help
Sometimes the pain of loss, the stress of major life transitions, the strain of relationships, the ups and downs of parenting, and the exhaustion of caring for others can leave you feeling lost, lonely, hurt, and engulfed in a rollercoaster of emotions. It may feel as if there is no hope, no relief, and no end in sight. Sometimes talking to a professional can help you relieve some of this tension and allow you to better manage the stressors in your life.
You Can Feel Better
Individual therapy will help you gain a better understanding of yourself by exploring your feelings, beliefs, and behaviors. Through my training as a relational therapist, I will assist you in discovering how the role of relationships shape how you think and feel about yourself as well as others. Additionally, with my background in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), we will explore coping strategies and tools to help you deal with stressors in your life. This will assist in giving you the ability to manage your emotions in a constructive way and to help gain problem solving skills.
Some Concerns You May Have About Therapy
I have tried therapy before and it didn’t work for me, why will this be different? The connection between the therapist and the client is crucial. This is why I offer a free 15-minute consultation to see if it feels right for both of us. I will support you throughout this process. I embrace an open, non-judgmental approach so you can feel comfortable to be truly authentic in your personal growth.
I don’t have time in my schedule, there is no way I could add something else. I understand how busy life is and therapy is an investment of your time and energy. You make time for others, but it is also important to find balance and make time for yourself. You are important and it is time you put yourself on the map.
I have so many people in my life I care for, will they think differently of me if I seek therapy? Everyone deserves to treat themselves with kindness, compassion and love. By seeking therapy, you are taking care of yourself and role modeling that talking about your struggles takes courage and strength beyond measure.
I Am Here to Help
I am here to assist you in your journey for a deeper exploration of self-discovery and acceptance. Please feel free to call if you would like to talk.
At DKK Psychological Services, I work with individuals, couples, and families. After our work together, you will have found a sense of relief and reconnection allowing you to live your best lifestyle yet. I embrace differences in age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, socioeconomic status, and physical abilities.
Dianne K. Kraaijvanger, Psy.D., LMHC, LMFT, RN
MA Psychologist License #11302
Office: 148 Linden Street, Suite 203, Wellesley MA 02482
Phone: (781) 705-2797