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Experience Change  with FREE TO BE
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, LLC

Your Well-Being Is in Good Hands

Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes?  There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to cope with many of life’s challenges.  I’m a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in the great state of Kentucky, and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.  I take a holistic approach to mental well-being and work collaboratively to develop treatment plans aimed at improving your overall quality of life.

 

**As life starts to return to "normal" that doesn't mean very real concerns have suddenly disappeared.  We  realize that people are still very concerned about the health of their family, their job security, the stability of their financial future, and very importantly/recently their mental health.  The last couple of years have changed us in ways unimaginable and in ways yet unforeseen.  Now is the time to realistically evaluate what we do and do not have power over, what we can and cannot control, and start creating the kind of life WE want based in something real and tangible.  Living in fantasy isn't fulfilling or long-lasting, causing pain in the end.  We will walk through this together because that is what being human is about-the connections to each other that have been so painfully absent in recent times and have become so closed down.  Fear does not have to be the rule of the day any longer.  We can help.**  

The Reality About Self-Care

  1. You will disappoint some people when you prioritize your self-care

  2. Self-care often means doing what you don't feel like doing in the present moment to benefit future you (no, it's not all bubble baths, candles, and facials)

  3. Your boundaries will scare some people away.  It's okay.  Let them go.

  4. Don't neglect yourself taking care of someone else.  You don't owe anyone your time, a quick text back, or emotional support when you need to be giving it to yourself first

  5. Neglecting yourself to take care of somebody else may seem like an act of love, but giving from a place of emptiness only leads to resentment towards the other person and eventually towards yourself.

  6. Self-care requires letting go of relationships, habits, and choices that are familiar but no longer serve you.

  7. It means being honest with yourself, especially when the truth is hard to admit.

  8. Self-care is hardest to do when you need it the most.

The below button links to a Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook, shared with permission by the authors for you to print out and use.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST VISIT

Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. The first visit is mostly information gathering although by the end of the visit I usually have a good grasp  on a possible direction.  I don't just think about medications but in my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions through learning therapeutic self-awareness. I have the tools, professional experience, and am an outside of the box thinker to help you get back on track or even on a track you have never experienced but would like to.