Merritt Posten Benz
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LSCSW, CDWF, MCLC
I am drawn to raw unfiltered courage. Going to therapy a brave choice and it takes tenacity and grit to feel differently and make changes in our lives. When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we become the author who writes the brave new ending. Together we will examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding you back identify the new choices and practices that will move you toward more authentic and wholehearted living. Rarely is that decision a whim or an impulse, and most likely you've been thinking about this for a while. Now here you are; being curious and maybe nervous and scared at the same time. In my opinion - that is bravery and brave things are rarely comfortable, but always worth trying. Whether you are looking to make a shift in your relationships, provide help and guidance for your children, or you have reached a point in your own life where you no longer want to "figure it out alone"- you have come to a good place to get moving. It can get better. We all struggle at times - with anxiety, depression, and stress - along with the circumstances in our lives that contribute to these feelings. The "feelings" themselves are never wrong. Where we get into trouble (and can feel stuck in them) is when we can't make sense of it all and isolation creeps in. You're not in this alone.