Who We Help

 

Who We Help

 

My practice focuses on adults of all ages, from college to retirement, who are seeking their path into a refreshed, connected life, full of clarity and confidence.  Specific areas of specialty in my practice include helping people with Career Therapy (job loss, job search, reinvention, transformation), Life Transitions (Divorce, Separation, Retirement), Grief and Loss, and Emotional Behavior Management (Anxiety, Stress, Depression).

Taking a New Direction at Work

I can help you answer the question, “How can I move out of a career crossroads into something new and better?”  I have tools to help you manage:

  • Job Loss/Job Search. No matter whether it’s sudden or you’ve seen it coming, being set free from a role can throw you into a tailspin. What now? Where do I look? Was it them or me? Should I keep doing the same thing or try something new?  How do I even get started?  We’ll get you over the paralysis and trauma of job loss and on the path to a new and satisfying career.
  • A lack of motivation and interest in your current role. Maybe it’s harder and harder to go to work every day. Perhaps your performance is suffering. You might even be thinking about quitting but haven’t because you don’t have a clue what you’d do next. We’ll take a holistic approach to understand how you got to this crossroads, and we’ll help you chart a new course for your life and career.
  • Discomfort or distress with work Whether it’s corrosive personalities in the office, arguments with family when work-from-home and life-at-home get cross-wired, or a feeling of sadness and isolation brought on by too much time working alone, it can be hard to disengage from the emotions and stresses that come up repeatedly in your job. We’ll work together to build a toolkit to help you diffuse those tensions and find a path to calm and clarity that extends from home to work and back.
  • Change and more change. The company is going in a new direction that you don’t like. You’ve been asked to work from home – or go back to the office – and you’re not ready. New software. New processes. New teammates. Downsizing around you. If any of these things are happening in your workplace, the feeling of shakeup and uncertainty is real. Even if things haven’t affected you (yet), the situations of others can bring you to a crisis – and a crossroads. Together, we can work to separate the emotions you’re feeling from the situations you’re facing and help you discern the best next steps to take.

Finding a Way to Cope/Emotional Behavior Management

Do you have worrisome thoughts rumbling around in your mind that leave you exhausted, angry, and sad all the time?

Have you experienced a loss that has left you feeling unmoored, lost, and frightened? Are you feeling completely stressed out?

We all go through phases in our lives where events and relationships wear us down and produce emotions like:
anxiety,
depression,
fear, and
stress

At the crossroads of these feelings, it may seem like you are stuck forever. You might think it is not even worth it to try to get better or maybe you are not worth it.

If you’re feeling this way, listen to me. Nothing could be further from the truth.

There is a way out of this dark place, so we will take small steps – no huge projects – things you can manage even if you are tired and scared – and we will reframe and refocus you on a sustainable approach to happier, more confident living.

Managing Big Life Changes

When life takes an unexpected turn into a crisis, it can rock you to your foundations.

Sometimes it is relationships that blow apart due to death, divorce, separation, or family fracturing.  Other times the crisis comes from a serious blow to your own health or the health of someone you care about.

No matter what the source, the feelings of loss, pain, and uncertainty about the future are heart-wrenching and real.

If you are struggling to find your way through one of these crises, I have therapies and tools to help. We’ll work together to move out of the crossroads of grief and pain and onto a path that leads to healing and a positive future.

My practice focuses on adults of all ages, from college to retirement, who are seeking their path into a refreshed, connected life, full of clarity and confidence.  Specific areas of specialty in my practice include helping people with Career Therapy (job loss, job search, reinvention, transformation), Life Transitions (Divorce, Separation, Retirement), and Emotional Behavior Management (Anxiety, Stress, Depression).

Taking a New Direction at Work

I can help you answer the question, “How can I move out of a career crossroads into something new and better?”  I have tools to help you manage:

  • Job Loss/Job Search. No matter whether it’s sudden or you’ve seen it coming, being set free from a role can throw you into a tailspin. What now? Where do I look? Was it them or me? Should I keep doing the same thing or try something new?  How do I even get started?  We’ll get you over the paralysis and trauma of job loss and on the path to a new and satisfying career.
  • A lack of motivation and interest in your current role. Maybe it’s harder and harder to go to work every day. Perhaps your performance is suffering. You might even be thinking about quitting but haven’t because you don’t have a clue what you’d do next. We’ll take a holistic approach to understand how you got to this crossroads, and we’ll help you chart a new course for your life and career.
  • Discomfort or distress with work Whether it’s corrosive personalities in the office, arguments with family when work-from-home and life-at-home get cross-wired, or a feeling of sadness and isolation brought on by too much time working alone, it can be hard to disengage from the emotions and stresses that come up repeatedly in your job. We’ll work together to build a toolkit to help you diffuse those tensions and find a path to calm and clarity that extends from home to work and back.
  • Change and more change. The company is going in a new direction that you don’t like. You’ve been asked to work from home – or go back to the office – and you’re not ready. New software. New processes. New teammates. Downsizing around you. If any of these things are happening in your workplace, the feeling of shakeup and uncertainty is real. Even if things haven’t affected you (yet), the situations of others can bring you to a crisis – and a crossroads. Together, we can work to separate the emotions you’re feeling from the situations you’re facing and help you discern the best next steps to take.

Finding a Way to Cope/Emotional Behavior Management

Do you have worrisome thoughts rumbling around in your mind that leave you exhausted, angry, and sad all the time?

Have you experienced a loss that has left you feeling unmoored, lost, and frightened? Are you feeling completely stressed out?

We all go through phases in our lives where events and relationships wear us down and produce emotions like:
anxiety,
depression,
fear, and
stress

At the crossroads of these feelings, it may seem like you are stuck forever. You might think it is not even worth it to try to get better or maybe you are not worth it.

If you’re feeling this way, listen to me. Nothing could be further from the truth.

There is a way out of this dark place, so we will take small steps – no huge projects – things you can manage even if you are tired and scared – and we will reframe and refocus you on a sustainable approach to happier, more confident living.

Managing Big Life Changes

When life takes an unexpected turn into a crisis, it can rock you to your foundations.

Sometimes it is relationships that blow apart due to death, divorce, separation, or family fracturing.  Other times the crisis comes from a serious blow to your own health or the health of someone you care about.

No matter what the source, the feelings of loss, pain, and uncertainty about the future are heart-wrenching and real.

If you are struggling to find your way through one of these crises, I have therapies and tools to help. We’ll work together to move out of the crossroads of grief and pain and onto a path that leads to healing and a positive future.

Susan O'Connor

Susan O’Connor

MA, LPCA, NCC (She/Her)
susan@connected-life-counseling.com

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