Counseling & Support for
The story of how we came to be in our current circumstance is equally as crucial as understanding our response to it. While experiencing something intensely emotional, adults often respond with confusion, a struggle to know what they’re feeling, and, quite commonly, feelings of loneliness and helplessness.
The feelings we encounter in our experiences, whether they transpire from sudden loss, financial instability, important relational conflict, surviving or witnessing traumatic events, chronic medical illness adults respond best to a supportive environment in which they can connect with those who accompany them in the process of authenticity, credibility, and reliability.
Every therapist within the team at Your Story Counseling has a deeply personal connection to their own experiences that shape their capacity to join you in learning, coping with your struggle, and healing. Our therapists walk alongside you in the discovery of how current and past circumstances impact your response to how you feel, think and interact with the world around you through the experience of knowing their own stories.
If there is a particular concern/need that you or someone you love is experiencing but not list, we encourage you to contact us.
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy
When a disturbing event occurs, it can get locked in the brain with the original picture, sounds, thoughts, feelings, and body sensations. EMDR therapy may assist in effectively processing and incorporating traumatic memories into general associative networks in the brain, creating an understanding of the memories within the larger context of the client’s life experience.
Our trained EMDR Therapists:
Angie Young, MSW, LCSW, EMDR
Healing Takes Time
Whether we experience the pain of losing a loved one, a break-up or separation, post-college life, or a new job position or location, when we shift from one chapter of our life to the next, we all require a certain level of support to rework the way we encounter a healthy routine.
Support to rework our daily approach through shifts of:
- Life Transitions
Over Mind & Body
We all experience anxiety from time to time as our body’s way of naturally responding to stress. However, when our thoughts become persistently overwhelmed with worry and fear, it can negatively impact how we interact with the various stressors in our life and our response.
Person to Person
Intense negative emotions or no emotion at all, loss of interest or motivation, isolation.
There are so many stigmas in our society today related to depression that it often makes it difficult for us to recognize or identify why the changes in our emotions began and if they will ever end. Although sometimes chronic, it is essential to note that a depressive state doesn’t have to be permanent.
Thoughts, Feelings, Behaviors
Whether you are in recovery or find yourself unhappy with your current use of a substance, restrictive or compulsive eating, gambling, or other difficult and repetitive behaviors, our experienced addiction therapists work with you to understand the underlying struggle that may have led to the reliability of your addiction.
Healing from crisis, feelings of shame, guilt, or harm experienced from the church, religion, or spiritual beliefs
When shame and guilt become intertwined in our fundamental and spiritual beliefs, it can be challenging to know where or who to turn to when we are most in need. Our focus in the faith-based counseling services we provide is to be there in the personal and religious trials that often hinder individuals from receiving the understanding and support they need to connect with their beliefs safely.
My favorite part about being a therapist is connecting with people, supporting and witnessing their healing journey because life is all about the journey, not the destination.
Everyone’s therapeutic journey is different. I want to empower my clients to recognize their own resiliency.
I believe trauma and mental health are challenging enough that you should never have to fight these battles alone.