Your Peace of Mind Starts Here

There are lots of different reasons you might be seeking therapy.  If you are willing to look deep into yourself and do the work therapy can do wonders in you acheiving the quality of well being you seek.  Below are some checklists that might help you determine areas you struggle in, they are not meant at all to be a diagnositic tool, just some guidelines to help you on your journey to finding the peace of mind you seek.

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” 
― Dalai Lama XIV

Depression

 

  • prolonged sadness and or crying spells

  • negative self talk or apathy

  • change in eating (gain or lose weight)

  • change in sleep patterns (either too little or too much)

  • Agitated, anxious, angry outburst, grumpy

  • decrease in energy

  • trouble thinking

  • sucidal thoughts or fantasies or attempts

  • withdrawing from others, isolating

Anxiety

 

  • constant worry

  • racing throughts

  • withdraw from social activities

  • body aches and pain

  • trouble with your sleep

  • restless or agitated

  • trouble thinking or concentrating

Couples Therapy

 

  • not talking with one another

  • fighting more than getting along

  • no or little intimacy

  • infedilaty or the thought of 

  • more negative intereactions than postive

  • fear to talk with your partner

  • finical infedialty

  • partners behavior change significantly though things "feel" fine

Cancer / Medical Counseling

 

  • stress over a medical diagnosis

  • stress in other areas of your life

  • everything feels fine

  • tendancy to have the weight of the world on your shoulders

  • trouble putting yourself first

  • everyone counts on you

Addiction

 

  • trouble stopping either a substance or a behavior

  • secretive behavior

  • obsessive thoughts about the substance or behavior

  • trouble in relationships and work

  • losing hobbies and activies that generally bring pleasure to you

  • keeping a stash of whatever the substance is

  • will engage in high risk behavior or risky behavior

Grief and Loss

 

  • difficult letting go

  • feeling sad and periods of crying

  • Struggling with the death of a loved one

  • Recently lost a relationship that was meaningful

  • Just diagnosed with a terminal illness

PTSD

 

  • been in or witnessed an event that felt like your life was in danger 

  • bad dreams, nightmares, or night terrors

  • replays over and over the triggering event

  • physcially uncomfortable or pain

  • low startle response

  • feel fearful

  • trouble returning to area or places that remind you of the event(s)

  • difficulty sleeping

Physical Pain

 

  • Migraines 

  • TMJ

  • Chronic pain