I get it! Your first professional job out of school isn't that great. You feel disappointed with life and can't seem to make a change.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Change is hard. Change is upsetting, uncomfortable, unfamiliar, aggravating, maddening, terrifying, embarrassing, upsetting, and awkward. It can bring up all of these feelings. When you use self-reflection to know what you truly value, you can choose what is more in line with what you want, rather than what society dictates you should want. You move in the direction of a satisfying life and life transitions become smoother.
You dread the day before it starts and drag yourself through work. This gig is boring and demanding. Hard when you are such a perfectionist. All you have time to do is eat, sleep, wash, rinse, and repeat. Seeing friends is harder than when you were in school. You know it's time to make a change but feel caught between a rock and a hard place. With proven therapy techniques,such as ACT and CBT, I accompany you, and partifularly Millennials, on a path with more ease.
There is an old saying that goes, "Compare and Despair." Haven't you done this before? It seems you are always coming up short. We'll trace when and where you picked up these negative messages and counter them with the adult messages you can access today. Your new dialogue can make your career, romantic relationships, family relationships, and recreation more satisfying because you are not looking outside yourself for approval anymore. You could say that self-esteem is my specialty.