I'm Candace and I like to keep it real.
life is hard. Work is hard. Maintaining healthy relationships is hard. Raising kids is hard. Know what makes it easier? Talking about it. Talking helps.
I've worked tons of different jobs in several different industries and know what they all have in common? Burned out employees--including myself. Seeing burned out staff (and being one of those burned out staff) engage in power struggles with their clients and their inability to see how it was a lose/lose situation made me realize that we are all human and we all have our limits. How do we get back to a place of some sort of balance or healthy life?
Sometimes the heaviness of our job takes a toll on our abilities as a partner, a parent, and an employee. You probably realize how miserable you are at your job, but don't believe that you have the ability to change and feel better. I've tried to overcome these feelings by changing jobs, but that was only a temporary solution to a bigger issue. Is it possible that the job wasn't actually the problem?
Are you spending your free time looking back on your life and regretting things you didn't do by putting your job first, like the concert you missed, how you handled a situation with your child, the passive aggressive comments you made to your partner? Is it possible to come to terms with the past and move forward in a positive direction?
Yep. It's possible. I'm not saying it's all rainbows and sunshine. It might be really hard work.
I'm a different kind of therapist. If you want a blank slate, keeping clicking on through. If you feel best in gentle silence only, we might not jive.
I believe in bold statements to help you out of self-defeating patterns.
I believe in getting deep down in the muck with you and then celebrating with you as we hose all that crap off.
If you're ready to finally have someone really, truly meet you where you're at and walk the uphill road with you to the next level, we should talk.
I'm board certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a licensed mental health counselor. I'm also a member of the American Counselors Association.