If you’ve ever had an experience similar to the campfire scenario spoken of on the Home page, you know that for many of us, these situations happen infrequently. Sadly, many of us get so caught up in the rigors of daily life that we forget to make time for moments such as this to remember the importance of slowing down and appreciating the relationships we have forged over time. Instead, personal factors such as anxiety, depression, anger, self-harm, lack of personal value, significant life changes, loss of a loved one, guilt, mental health issues, and many others seem to impede our daily functioning. For others, it is relational difficulties such as communication issues with a spouse or significant other, finances, divorce, adjusting to a new blended family, abuse, neglect, attachment issues, (and the list goes on), rob us of a sense of joy we once possessed.
Let me start off by saying that if you are facing any of these problems, you are actually fairly normal. I know it may not feel that way all the time, but there are many others out there dealing with similar issues. Having said this, it should also be recognized that each person’s situation is unique in the way that they experience and cope with the difficulties they face. One of the primary focuses at Project Ember Counseling is to cater the therapy process based on the individual needs of the client(s) through autonomy and working alongside you to achieve desired outcomes. In so doing, you may feel a sense of accomplishment, strength, and resolution. While this may take time to achieve, the ultimate goal is to see you, the client(s), at a place in life where you can once again enjoy the little moments like sitting around a campfire, basking in the warmth and glow of friends and family.