Everyone else sees you as having it all together. On the outside, you look perfect. You have a partner, two beautiful children, a dog, and white picket fence. You’re also rocking it in your job and are on fire professionally!
Maybe you are a stay at home mom who regularly bakes cookies with homemade frosting in the shape of flowers and footballs. The laundry, cooking, and cleaning seems never ending. Yet, you manage to make your home a happy and comfortable place for everyone. You have your systems down like a well-oiled machine. On top of that, you also volunteer as the PTA president, third grade room mom, and brownie troop leader.
People would be shocked to know that you also have struggles. In fact, others might be jealous of you and your success. Yet, you feel all alone and things are far from perfect on the inside.
Sometimes you feel guilty for not feeling more fulfilled. You love your partner and kids more than anything in the world. But, sometimes the weight of everything just piles up and leaves you feeling exhausted.
You wonder if others would judge you if they knew you were upset or worried about certain things. So, you just suffer in silence, feeling isolated and undervalued.
Sometimes you wish you could just run off and have a vacation by yourself somewhere. Other times, a trip to the bathroom feels like the only way to get a moment to yourself.
You’re the rock for others. You’re the one supporting everyone else. But, who is supporting you? No one asks how you’re doing…they assume you’re fine. To them, you look fine…perfect, in fact.
When is the last time you took care of your own needs? Do you have someone you can talk to when you’re feeling upset and overwhelmed? When’s the last time you did something nice for yourself?
You deserve support too! Some of you even wonder if there are other people that deserve my time more than you. But, you are exactly the type of client I love working with. I love helping people who take care of everyone else. Your happiness effects others. I want to help the moms and leaders of the household and workplace. When you’re happy, others are happy.
You matter. Your feelings matter too!
In therapy, we can talk about anything you want! Maybe you’d like to work on setting boundaries with others. Perhaps there are people who are asking more and more from you and are never satisfied. Maybe certain people in your life cause constant chaos or stress in your life. We can work towards setting healthy boundaries to get your needs met.
Maybe you would like help with making decisions according to your values and what feels good to you, rather than making decisions out of guilt, shame, fear, or obligation.
We could also explore certain patterns that no longer serve you. Let’s explore what would make you happier!
Contact me today. I’d love to help!