What can these skills do for you?
From social media to self-help, mindfulness certainly is a buzzword, but what does it mean for you? Being mindful is more than just becoming a yogi or meditating an hour a day. It’s developing a real connection to your life and to who you are as a person. It’s surrendering your own judgments and unrealistic expectations for yourself and instead choosing acceptance. It’s being present in your experiences and your relationships. So many people are struggling with the expectations they have for themselves in particular areas (as a spouse, parent, or young professional), and sometimes it’s easy to fall into negative thinking patterns of “I’m not enough,” “I don’t think relationships should be this hard,” or “How is everyone else thriving when it’s taking all my energy just to survive!” The work we do together can help you more effectively sort through all of these feelings in a safe and supportive environment.
What is therapy with me like?
I chose to become a social worker because I love to connect with people. The people who come into my office are often in pain and seeking change, and I want to be the objective, empathetic person you need to thrive. If you’re reading this page, most likely you want something in your life to be different. This realization that you are seeking a change is the most valuable tool we will have in our therapeutic relationship. In combination with your motivation and insight on your own life, I can help you gain more insight into your patterns of thoughts and behaviors to help you become more confident and resilent.
In our work together, I will always be real with you. Trust is the basis of any relationship, and the therapeutic relationship is no exception. In our time together, I want you to feel understood and heard, and I also want you to feel challenged. Growth often comes from a place of discomfort, and together we’ll create an environment where we can confront any patterns in your life that are thwarting your goals. Sometimes people hold out on going to therapy because they feel that it’s too serious or the process seems overwhelming. While therapy can be filled with some heavy stuff, it’s also a relationship that can be filled with laughter, commonality, and the celebrations of the victories you make along the way.
Are you ready to chat?
Feel free to reach out for a free consultation at (513) 306-4000 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hi there! I’m so glad you’re here.
I’m Hannah Smith. I’m a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a passion for helping people take charge of their lives and have more self-confidence. Born and raised in Cincinnati, I received both my Bachelors and Masters in Social Work from the University of Cincinnati, and since graduation, I have worked in both mental health and social work administration. Many clients come to me with a specific area of their life they want to address; we’ll start with identifying your goals and how to get there. This way we know we are heading in the same direction, and you won’t be overwhelmed. While we set goals, we will also explore patterns of thinking and behavior that may be causing you pain and keeping you from where you want to go. The skills we will focus on developing are: regulating your emotional responses, becoming more effective in your relationships, increasing your ability to tolerate distress, and increasing mindfulness in your life.