Happiness, or rather peace and joy is something that comes from within. Something that is influenced by our thought life, the way we think. Negative and irrational thoughts are self-defeating and confidence killers. Our perspective, the way we think and view the world affects our feelings. As Aaron Beck, father of Cognitive Therapy states, "It is not bad things happening to us, but it is our interpretation of them that makes all the difference.” Comments such as "Just get over it" or "You're being so dramatic" are not helpful, because a person has to work through and process their thoughts and feelings before they can move past them. Therapy allows individuals to feel heard and understood in a safe environment, so that they can then gain insight and the tools to learn how to cope with various challenges, difficult life circumstances, and unfortunate events.
Dr. Amy Gawrych, owner of Peace of Mind Psychological Services, is a New York State licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Gawrych provides therapy to individuals, couples, and families and has experience in a variety of treatment settings, ages, and backgrounds. She is eager and enthusiastic to help her clients meet their personal goals and is passionate about helping them increase positive feelings and overall life satisfaction. Her special interests and experience include depression, mood disorders, anxiety and panic disorders, fears and phobias, adjustment disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, childhood disorders, relationship issues, as well as, overall health and wellness, including positive lifestyle changes, weight loss, and stress reduction.
What you do today can improve all your tomorrows." -Anonymous
"If we wait until we're ready, we'll be waiting for the rest of our lives. - Lemony Snicket
"Do It Now, Because Sometimes 'Later' Becomes 'Never'" -Anonymous
"You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself." -Henry David Thoreau
"There is no passion to be found settling in a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Looking to strengthen your emotional connections to others? In therapy, we discuss how to implement boundaries in relationships, as well as, discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationships. Often times, clients take a passive or aggressive approach to communication. Self-awareness and the tools learned in therapy, help clients communicate in a more helpful and assertive way.
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