Individual counseling is a personal opportunity to receive support and experience growth during challenging times in life. Individual counseling can help one deal with many personal topics in life such as anger, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, marriage and relationship challenges, parenting problems, school difficulties, career changes, etc.
Counseling allows individuals to explore their feelings, beliefs, and behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.
Feeling that you’re not good enough or comparing yourself to others are signs of low self-esteem. Guilt and perfectionism often go along with low self-esteem. If everything is perfect, you don’t feel bad about yourself.
We sometimes have blurry boundaries. They feel responsible for other people’s feelings and problems or blame their own on someone else. Sometimes we have rigid boundaries. They are closed off and withdrawn, making it hard for other people to get close to them.
Needing other people to like them to feel okay about themselves. They’re afraid of being rejected or abandoned, even if they can function on their own.
Sometimes we have trouble when it comes to communicating their thoughts, feelings and needs. You’re afraid to be truthful, because you don’t want to upset someone else.
Feelings of self-blame People who go through trauma sometimes feel as if they are to blame. This can cause very strong feelings of shame or guilt, even though it wasn’t your fault.
It’s fine to want to please someone you care about, but we sometimes don’t think they have a choice. Saying “No” causes them anxiety.