“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” - Anais Nin
Short-term transition counseling and ongoing counseling available by phone or Skype worldwide. It’s my deepest passion to help you transform your anxiety into serenity and your depression into joy! Contact me today to learn more about my effective counseling sessions.
Most people find me because they're experiencing intense anxiety around normal life transitions. But they quickly learn that the anxiety is an opportunity into a profound level of healing that they never knew possible. In other words, engagement anxiety actually has little to do with one's partner but is an opportunity to heal deep-seated false beliefs about love, marriage, and self-worth. As such, my counseling practice has grown over the last fourteen years from a specific focus on engaged women to a wide lens approach to helping people transform their anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loneliness, and lack of fulfillment to serenity, aliveness, and joy.
To read more about my counseling work for the WEDDING TRANSITION, click here.
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Watch Sheryl conducting a session with an engaged woman on NBC's Starting Over:
Transitions are doorways to healing. While many of my clients begin counseling with me during their transition (getting married, becoming a parent, moving, job/career change, retirement, loss of a loved one), when we shine the light of consciousness on the presenting questions, the underlying issues immediately surface. So what begins as, "How do I know I'm making the right choice by marrying my fiance?" evolves into an awareness of a lifelong struggle with self-doubt and the voices of anxiety that can erode an authentic sense of self-worth. Or the new mother who finds herself incessantly criticizing her partner realizes that her habitual negative focus needs to shift into a practice of increasing tolerance and acceptance.
Imagine that when you're in transition you're holding up a sieve to your psyche: the healthy, clear water easily flows through and what remains in the sieve are nuggets of your core issues, shining in the sun. You can view these issues as irritations and try to ignore them, or you can learn the tools you need to begin to heal them. The core issues typically center around the following areas:
- Need to control
- If I'm not my (work, mother, success) identity, who am I?
- Childhood issues
I rely on many tools in both my short-term transition work and my ongoing counseling practice. At the core of my work is a profound respect for the mysteries of the human psyche and the struggles inherent to life. My expertise in the field of transitions informs the work, as does my training in Jungian psychology and a highly effective six-step process called Inner Bonding®, created by Dr. Erika Chopich and Dr. Margaret Paul, through which you will learn to identify your intention, your false beliefs that are creating your anxiety and/or depression, and clear tools to help you heal and find the joy and clarity you seek.
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