I’m Andy, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and I give kudos to you for visiting my page. It takes courage to explore ways to live a healthier life, and I’m honored to possibly be a part of this journey with you. I’ve come to learn that we all live life from what makes the most sense to us, and despite maybe hearing from peers and trusted ones that “you really need to change that”, our internal cues and dialogue just vehemently disagrees with them. “How dare you say that? Dont you know what I’ve been through? You dont understand” may be your initial response, and I have to agree: they don’t know what you’ve been through and know why you do the things you do.
And you may not know either.
This is where I come in to help you breathe easier. You see, it’s like that little nudge inside yourself that prompts a tiny flickering lightbulb that “something isn’t right”. We see this by people cutting off their relationships with you, failing marriages, failing jobs, bitter coworkers, “awkward” family gatherings, and that deep-seeded feeling that it all feels unfair. And you’re right, it’s not fair. Our lives and ways we’ve been brought up just isn’t measuring up to the people around us and we feel even more alone and isolated. We may have turned to a compulsion, obsession, or addiction to escape from what our current reality has to offer. Or we just may be seeing parts of our lives crumble and wonder what we’re doing wrong.
I’m here to say that there is hope, there is freedom, there is an opportunity for lasting change. But it begins with you and the steps you are willing to take on this adventure into yourself. You’ll do the exploring while I light a path: it’s your choice to take, and it begins now…