I’m so glad you are here. My name is Suzie and I work with people with busy, anxious minds. If we are talking labels, that means people who are working through anxiety, ADHD, trauma, and self-doubt. But let’s talk about what this actually feels like:
A brain that will not stop: You are constantly thinking about so many things that it sometimes feels impossible to focus on one idea or task and follow through, let alone relax and enjoy yourself when you feel you should be able to. There are probably some pretty brilliant solutions to your problems in there, they just get lost in the overthinking and distraction.
Overwhelm: You know your goals. You know you are capable of achieving them. Then you add and add to what you “should” be doing until the weight of it starts to crush you. Maybe starting one task makes you think of 5 more and you end up with 6 partially complete projects. Or perhaps everything seems so important that it becomes a challenge to prioritize. At some point your brain says “nope” and shuts down and the next thing you know you’ve watched 8 hours of Netflix or learned the political beliefs of everyone you went to high school with (thanks Facebook!)
Guilt, shame, and self-defeating thoughts: Your inner critic is MEAN. That swirl of non-stop thoughts I mentioned above? A good chunk of them are telling you that you are a mess (you aren’t) or that you aren’t worthy of a nice life (you are). Sometimes this comes from a history of being invalidated by people who were supposed to care for you unconditionally. Sometimes it is a misguided belief that the reason you aren’t achieving your goals is because you are too easy on yourself.
Life gets better
I have worked with folks on their own paths of this same journey for over a decade. What I have learned is that you have every reason to feel hopeful. I have seen how powerful therapy can be for creating change. It isn’t magic-though that would be nice. Therapy is an opportunity to focus inward in a safe and supportive environment; to gain clarity, to own your story, to learn tools that make life feel more manageable and enjoyable, and to set goals in a way that works with and not against that busy mind.
If you are ready to see some changes, I would be honored to work with you. You can schedule a consult through this site to talk further.