How many times have you felt like you don’t have any worth or value, like your whole purpose and significance in life is to be a wife or a mom? How many times have you felt bitter, because housework and taking care of the kids are just kind of expected of you? How many times have you sat down at the end of a long day and felt bad because somebody needs something and you just have nothing else to give? And how many times – including right now – have you felt guilty for feeling that way?
How can counseling help?
In counseling, we’ll learn not only who you are, but whose you are. We’ll learn exactly how God made you: your feelings, reactions, beliefs and purpose. Is there anything about your life – past actions, something done to you, or anything about your appearance – that you believe makes it impossible to ever experience consistent happiness, peace, or joy? How many times have you said the following?
I am what I am. I can’t change. I’m hopeless.
But guess what: you’re the only person who believes that. But when you find yourself in a spiral of self-pity, or isolation or you feel like your relationships are falling apart, it’s easy to feel that way. This process of counseling helps you to walk away from those lies, and to move past the hurts in life you’ve experienced.
What to expect
Honestly, if you’re feeling nervous about sharing your deepest, darkest secrets with a stranger you’re not alone. And if the thought of talking to somebody about all the things you’re struggling with makes you anxious, you’re in good company.
First and foremost, our offices are a safe space where you’re welcome to share anything that’s on your heart. It’s a place where people have talked about the good, the bad, and the ugly. When you come here, no matter what you’ve done, no matter what you say, you’re not judged and you’re not condemned. We all make mistakes. We’ve all done things we’re not proud of. And there are things we all wish we could take back. While you can’t change the past, you can come in confident that whatever you share and whatever you say stays between you and your therapist. And no matter what you reveal – you’re in a safe place to share your heart.
In counseling, we’ll walk through the struggles you’re facing and look to see what brought you there. We’re not so much interested in beating you over the head with the mistakes you’ve made, but rather, where you can go from here. We’ll look at what God says about the situation and how He calls us to live. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about your needs – how to put them into words – and your strengths and weaknesses.
What you’ll learn
Since counseling is a little different for everyone, we’ll start right where you are and depending on your unique situation. For many, as you begin understanding how God created you and you learn your own identity, we’ll use different resources to help you get past whatever issue you’re struggling with. Sometimes, it may be a workbook, or some type of work to take home with you between sessions, or maybe some reading or journaling. Your process through counseling can be just as unique as you are. But ultimately, what you’ll walk away with is a sense of God’s love and grace, no matter what you’ve been through.
Jordan Daugherty, CTC offers counseling for women in Owensboro and Hartford. She works with women who are looking to make long-lasting and life-healing changes in their lives and relationships.
Jordan’s approach to counseling is to work side-by-side with women who are struggling to feel and understand their worth, value, and purpose, allowing them to experience God’s love, grace and mercy in their lives.
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