You Know Something Is Wrong But Don’t Know How To Fix It.
You Relate With Terms Like Perfectionistic, Obsessive-Compulsive, And Anxiety.
- Do you find it hard to relax or turn off your mind?
- Do you recognize you overthink everything you say and then after you say it you overanalyze it?
- Or maybe you are normally a high achiever and feel like your goals have taken a nose dive lately?
- Possibly you feel lonely and like no one really gets you?
- Does guilt seems to be an ongoing feeling for you despite your efforts to correct your behavior?
You want a solid foundation to know why this is happening. You want to get clear on what is exactly happening and a plan to move forward
You are smart enough, actually, you have a Ph.D. in self help, which means you are self-aware enough to know that something is wrong and you want to learn how to get through this level.
I have been a therapist for over 16 years. I have been married for almost two decades and have two amazing children. I work with individuals and marriages who have followed all the rules, done what they were told would lead them to a successful life and still recognize there is a place of dissatisfaction.
Being a mom of two amazing humans, who primarily use athletics as their vehicle to learn life lessons, I am invested in teaching the value of asking the ever-changing question, “Who am I now.” I add the “now” to the end of the question of “Who am I” because in my experience who I am “now” is not who I was when I was a teen, when I was a student athlete, a college grad living states away from family, a newly married wife, a mom of our daughter, a mom of our son, a professional, an entrepreneur, or friend. My ultimate goal for my life and my family is to give ourselves permission to live a life we want. I want that for all my people I get the privilege to work with.
What is coaching?
The biggest distinction in working with me in this capacity is that I am not treating a mental health diagnosis for the people I work with. Based on my specialty, we will be working on the sole capacity of improving your self-understanding and education around self-harm and personality temperaments. Our work will not include a thorough diagnostic mental health assessment of your own needs, nor the needs of your adolescent in this capacity. However, based on my knowledge and training as a licensed clinical professional mental health therapist, I am well equipped to identify when therapy is a more appropriate service for your needs and am ethically bound to advise this when it applies.
Coaching focuses on identifying measurable and specific goals and working towards meeting these goals without delving into the past behaviors or experiences that have made these goals unattainable so far. Coaching is appropriate for you if you are motivated for change, you know where you want to be, and you want support along the way.
In seeking therapy, clients are often unaware of the root cause of their challenges, need support to build self-awareness, and can be unhappy with many aspects of their lives. When seeking coaching, clients are generally happy, feel capable in multiple avenues of their lives, and struggle to move forward in a particular life area.
My Clients are driven, adults and adolescents…
They want someone to meet them where they are at and develop skills to master to understand their next level of success.
They are self aware enough to know that something is not working for them anymore and they are smart enough to get help but want the help to be clear.
They want relief from the struggle, and they need tools to do that.
They are high achievers in life…. and they are hiding incredible hurt.
This next level is often not clearly defined yet, so often they just feel like they can’t just keep doing this, whatever “this” is anymore. Sometimes, they don’t trust people enough to say what “this” actually is, because after all, you worked hard to get where you are at.
The truth is there is a whole new level of success that is ready for them and they just need clarity of what that is. The fear of losing their “success” and the drive that got them to where they are in life is real.
You can have both, Drive and Skill set to develop a new way of being.
Psychotherapy or counseling has often been frustrating for them. Not because it doesn’t work, because they have outgrown that model and need more.
Work with Kris
1002 East Philip Ave, North Platte, Nebraska – 308-532-4940