Life is full of ups and downs. Have you been feeling confused, “not good enough,” or stuck and unsure of where to turn for guidance? Dealing with anxiety, depression, or the recurring influences of trauma?  Perhaps something awful has happened and you now feel broken and alone. These issues can begin to affect so many facets of your life – relationships, work, family – and they can feel so life shaking that you worry you might never find your way out. Maybe you’ve noticed impacts on your physical and mental well-being, which can be particularly concerning. Have you thought, “If I could just find some clarity and understanding on this issue, I would be in a better spot.”? Your main concern might be finding your way through this confusing, distressing time.

It is so normal to feel lost and confused at times. Many people report periods of feeling “stuck-ness,” disinterest and low self worth, which may make it difficult to engage in your life. At some point in almost everyone’s life, they will experience a mental health crisis or challenge.  While it is very normal to experience mental anguish, it can feel so real, so personal when it happens to you. Often our culture does not support people slowing down and getting to know their inner wisdom in a way which might lead to healthy personal growth. You might know that a better life is possible, but have absolutely no idea how to get there or what it might look like. Luckily, this is exactly what mindfulness-based therapy is for: to help you sort through the mess and come to a place that feels more like the life you want to live.

At the Louisville Family Center we believe that every person is perfect just they way they are, and that when we struggle we can easily lose sight of this fact.  Therapy at the Louisville Family Center offers an opportunity to build a relationship with a caring therapist who can model connection to self and offer authentic feedback.  Learning to accept and love oneself as they are can both reduce the feeling that life is a constant threat and can allow more freedom to choose who we want to become.

What is therapy like?

Feeling seen and heard rewires our nervous system to feel safe and connected, allowing the ability to acknowledge our challenges and begin to view our obstacles as opportunities.  We believe that people are dynamic, ever changing and capable beings. Each choice you have made so far has been your best attempt, and perhaps where you’ve landed isn’t where you intended. Maybe you have found yourself stuck in confusion, disinterested in your life and experiencing tremendous self- criticism. During these low points it can be difficult to see the truth, that healing is possible for everyone. Our role is to walk with you along the path as you get in touch with your inner wisdom, which everyone has, and help you bring that wisdom to life.  Therapists at the Louisville Family Center utilize a heart-centered approach which can include narrative therapy which supports gaining an understanding of the past, Gestalt techniques which are focused on the present moment, psychoeducation that can help one understand the brain science of emotional regulation, guided mindfulness, skill building, role playing, and somatic awareness

What’s an individual session like?

We will discuss your history, your upbringing and the important experiences that have shaped who you are. Slowly, with non judgement and compassion for you as a human being, we will begin to unravel long held patterning, core beliefs, and what you believe is possible in the world. Often we might bump up to old habits and resistances which were put in place to protect long ago. By meeting these with kindness and understanding we can acknowledge that you have survived your life so far by putting barriers in place, and that perhaps they are not entirely necessary anymore. In this new space of possibility, we will move experientially towards creating a life you truly want to live. We might invite you to try practicing a new skill or notice something in between weekly sessions, in order to help translate the healing you find in the therapy room into your life outside. 

 Many people encounter a time in their lives where they need extra support, guidance and help finding their way. With help and support, it’s possible to move beyond your issues and build a life that you are excited to live.  People we have worked with have reported more clarity and less stress in their lives, an easing of mental pain and increased motivation to participate fully and confidently in their lives. By dedicating some energy to therapy, clients continue to amaze us with the freedom they can find in otherwise very difficult situations. From our experience, after just a few months of working together, clients are often able to find degrees of what they are seeking, including more connection to self and others, more meaning and purpose, and increased sense of self-worth.

  • You are experiencing grief/loss or other challenging transitions in life, such as moving or a new job or school.
  • You are struggling with work, school or noticing outbursts of aggression or impulsiveness.
  • You are having having difficulty sleeping, eating or with other daily activities.
  • You are experiencing depression, anxiety, isolation or other strong emotions.
  • You are experiencing low self-esteem or relationship issues stemming from self-doubt, shame or blame.
  • You find it difficult or threatening to experience fearfulness, sadness, anger or other emotions.

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.

– Carl Rogers

Commonly Asked Questions

Is therapy really going to help? I’ve tried before and I didn’t have a good experience. 

There are a number of factors that you can control which make it more likely you will have a positive, healing experience. Your motivation to heal, grow and your openness to the process are important factors. Your belief that it is possible to heal and find your way through this is a mindset which can clear the path towards healing. Finally, finding a therapist you click with makes all the difference. We offer a free 15-minute phone consultation so we can get a feel for each other.  We can then schedule a teletherapy session for you to get a sense of how it might be to work together. If you do decide we are not a good fit, I will assist you by providing referrals in the community for other therapists who might be more likely to meet your needs. 

I wonder if therapy is too expensive.  Can I afford it? 

The cost of therapy is certainly a factor to take into account when considering starting this process. Therapy can be seen as an investment in you, your future self, and where you want to be.  If you were physically ill you would pay for medicine or to see a doctor, helping your mental health also takes the investment of time and money. You might also ask yourself, what will it cost me to not get help right now? We also offer some sliding scale spots so please ask if we have any available if the price feels prohibitive. 

What if therapy brings up painful past issues that I fear I won’t be able to handle?  

Therapy can feel uncomfortable at times! There is no doubt there will be difficult moments. Remember that you will have the support and guidance of your therapist there to help you understand these issues. If you don’t face what’s not working, you can almost certainly expect greater pain down the road. The way we work with clients is grounded in non-judgement, compassion and a deep understanding of the goodness in everyone (even when we feel very not-good). Our experiences with meditation, mindfulness, and personal therapy place us in a unique spot to offer guidance and support.

If you would like to talk with one of us to see if therapy is something that is right for you, please contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation.  We will try to get back to you within 24 hours.  303-604-6373 or info@louisvillefamilycenter.com

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