Do I have too many issues for counseling?

I have so many issues to address. I have a history of sexual abuse, I’m a breast cancer survivor and I am a lifetime insomniac.

I have a long history of depression and I’m beginning to have anxiety. I have low self esteem but I’ve been happily married for almost 35 years.

I’ve never had counseling about any of this. Do I have too many issues to address in counseling?

Naomi Krajewski
Naomi Krajewski
Care. Compassion. Collaboration.

I have never met anyone beyond help, regardless of how many challenges life has thrown at them.  The trick is to find a therapist who can provide support for all that you bring to the counseling room. 

My personal roadmap for working with folks with many challenges is to first help them cultivate the tools to ground and resource, so the work can begin from a place of relative strength. The next step is growing awareness of bodily sensations, and processing them slowly to avoid overwhelm. As this somatic approach becomes more comfortable, there is access to the body's wisdom, which is what guides the work through material that requires healing. Finally, we work together to integrate the new, healthy understanding of past events, so you can move into the present with a strong sense of self and feeling of ease. 

This is not a quick process for many people, but with care, compassion and collaboration, deep heaing is possible.

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

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