Therapy for stressed women
Stress & Life Balance
It’s been exhausting to feel like you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulder.
You have so many responsibilities and you are always pouring yourself out for other people. Work. Kids. Family. Friends. Everyone seems to need something from you. The stress feels like it is killing you.
You long to feel more organized, calm and in control, but when it comes to setting boundaries and taking care of yourself you feel guilty and overwhelmed. You are missing life balance.
In the past, when things were piling up, you could seemingly just pull yourself together and focus until the task was done. It isn’t like you to be impatient, bitter or to binge eat junk food to cope. In fact, you always though of yourself as the of person who could take it all on.
Yet somewhere along the way you started to say ‘yes’ to things when you knew you wanted to say ‘no’.
You began to sacrifice of yourself, your time and energy. By taking on more and more, you intended to quiet that voice in your mind that always tells you that you are not enough. But, no matter how much you did, that nagging belief never went away.
Now you feel beaten down, worn out and discouraged.
You are beginning to wonder if you will always feel like you are stressed out. It feels like you are coming undone under the weight of all these expectations and you are afraid that you are never going to feel a sense of inner peace again. You can’t help but sense that this is all too much for you to bear.
A lot of the time you feel sad and discouraged.
You are not sure how the heck you are going to get out of the mess you are in.
You’re so fed up with feeling stressed and anxious all the time because of the expectations that you have placed on yourself. What used to seem like a perfectly do-able life has deteriorated into something you can no longer stand.
You never imagined you could feel so burnt out. You didn’t expect that you would feel resentful of family, friends and your kids. You never predicted that you could become so stressed out.
And you certainly never expected that you would feel like running away from it all.
It feels as though what you once considered your greatest strength, the ability to ‘do it all’ has become your nemesis.
When you seek counselling for stress and life balance at Restore. Renew. Revive. in Bedford, Nova Scotia
Imagine what it would be like to be able to do the things that felt truly important to you, rather than saying yes out of a sense of guilt or unhealthy obligation.
Just for a second, picture what it would be like for you to feel a sense of inner quiet even in the middle of your stressful, busy life.
Therapy can help you feel less stressed out and learn how to find a sense of calm, even in moments that feel overwhelming.
Counselling will give you the tools you need to take better care of yourself day-to-day (without even having to go to the spa!).
Therapy will help you to:
- Feel less stressed out
- Identify and prioritize what is truly important to you
- Help you set healthy boundaries
- Give you the confidence to say ‘no’ to things that might be good, but not what’s best for you
- Explore ways that you can care for yourself without adding more to your already full plate
Counselling for Stress &
You can book a free 15 minute no-obligation call so we can chat more about working together. It’s my hope that even before your first session you’ll have the sense that we can build a strong working relationship together…..and if not, I want to point you in the direction of people who will be able to.
I want my practice space, policies and office hours to be a good fit for you, otherwise, therapy will feel like something stressful you have to squeeze into your busy life, and who needs that.
I want you to have the opportunity to have all your questions answered even before your first session.
Our first session is 65-70 minutes long so that we can really get to know each other.
People are often really nervous to come to their first counselling session, so I want you know that it’s going to feel just like having a conversation with me.
We will talk about what’s been going on and how anxiety has been getting in the way. We’ll get really clear about your goals for therapy. By the end of this session, we’ll have a plan for the way ahead and you’ll leave with some new things to try out between sessions.
For the first 2-3 sessions I generally meet with women weekly so that we can build momentum in the right direction. At these sessions, I will check in with you to see how things have been going between sessions. You can expect each session to include talking about practical steps you can take to move in the right direction and learning new skills and strategies to take get you there.
You can expect that I’ll be asking you to check these things out between visits so that you’ll be making progress between each time we see each other.
Once you start feeling more confident about maintaining the balance you have been able to find, we will spread out our visits to give you the chance to take the skills we’ve worked on together and test them out as you live your life.
On average I see individuals for 10-20 sessions over a period of time. Of course, this depends on you, your situation and how quickly change starts happening. This is something we will talk about together. Ultimately. I want therapy to be something that adds to your life and doesn’t feel like one more stressful thing to add to your week.
More About Marcy Daniels MSW, RSW
As a mom, wife, Registered Clinical Social Worker, business owner and Enneagram Type 2, I am all too familiar with the stress and out of balance life that comes when we get caught up in saying ‘yes’ more than we know we should. When we work together, you’ll be equipped with skills and tools you need to feel less stressed out and the accountability you need to do those things you know you need to be doing to keep your life in balance.
Restore. Renew. Revive. counselling & couples therapy helps women shift from feeling stressed out and overwhelmed to being confident in their ability to set boundaries and find a balance, even in a very busy life. I serve women throughout the Halifax Region is person and via a secure online telehealth platform throughout the rest of Nova Scotia.
Who Benefits Most from Therapy for
Stress & Life Balance
Counselling for greater life balance is best for women who often feel stressed out and overwhelmed by the chaos and business of their life.
You will benefit from Life Balance Therapy if:
- You are always focused on the future and have a hard time living in the present
- You feel convinced that things are never going to work out
- You have stopped doing the things in your life that bring you happiness because you feel too anxious to do them
- You are pretty sure you don’t have what it takes to cope with the demands that are placed on you
- You always feel like you have a knot in your stomach and can’t quite place where your uneasy feelings come from
What Does Life Balance Therapy Cost?
My initial session fee is $140 and each session after is $125.
My services are covered by most insurance plans, employee assistance plans and victim services. I also offer a limited number of reduced fee spots through Open Path Collective.
I am only able to directly bill certain insurance plans on Blue Cross. I will give you a detailed bill to submit to your insurance or to keep for income tax purposes.
I recommend you check your plan specifics before scheduling a session.
There are times when Life Balance Therapy with me might not be the best fit:
- You have been given a diagnosis of PTSD, Bipolar Disorder or a personality disorder
- You have been given the diagnosis of an eating disorder and have not received treatment for this
- You are actively suicidal or self-harming as a way of coping
If any of these apply to you, I can provide you with the appropriate referrals.
What are your office hours? Where are you located?
I am available for therapy sessions Tuesday – Friday 1 PM – 9 PM and Saturday 9-5.
My office is located across from the Sunnyside Mall in Bedford. I share a parking lot with the Riverside Pub.
The address is 1600 Bedford Highway Suite 220 Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 1E8
I serve women throughout the Halifax Region in person and via a secure online telehealth platform throughout Nova Scotia.
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