Counseling Services

I provide individual and couples counseling. I can help you:

  • find clarity amid confusing circumstances and feelings;
  • mend strained relationships;
  • identify your goals and achieve them;
  • feel calm, strong and effective in your relationship with yourself and the people in your life;
  • learn how to cope with life so you can have lasting peace on the inside, regardless of what’s going on outside.

Based on the wise saying “ … grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” Human Nature Counseling offers two approaches to helping you resolve your challenges:

1. For the problems that can be changed (stress, communication problems, maintaining sobriety, recovering from a break-up, etc.) I offer short-term solution-oriented sessions that focus on resolving a specific problem.

2. For problems that can’t be changed (death of a loved one, a past trauma, coping with aging parents, economic turmoil, etc.) I offer mindfulness training that builds skills to create an inner state of peace, regardless of what’s going on outside.

Both approaches develop within you the skills to gain clarity and peace of mind so that you can be at your best in work, relationships and simply feel better. And both approaches give you skills that you can use long after the counseling is finished. Both are a short-term investment in your long-term well-being.

Treatment specializations include:

  • Relationship problems (spouse, family, friends, coworkers)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and fear
  • Grief and loss
  • Overcoming childhood traumas
  • Conflict resolution
  • Support for military families
  • LGBT friendly

Changes I Help People Manage:

  • Grief & Loss
  • Divorce or break-up
  • Loosing close friends
  • Betrayal
  • Hospice
  • Death of a loved one (family, friend, pet)

Relationships & Family:

  • Just engaged
  • Just married
  • New baby
  • Relationship strain and communication problems
  • Empty nest
  • Divorce
  • Severe illness or addiction of a loved one
  • Caring for aging parents
  • Military families coping with anxiety, shared parenting to cover for the deployed parent, grief or confusion when their loved one comes home

Big Decisions:

  • Relocating to a new town
  • Divorce
  • New job
  • Coming out as LGBT

New Identity or Role:

  • Loosing a large amount of weight
  • Loss of a job
  • Retirement
  • Empty nest
  • Serious injury

Facing Problems:

  • Legal problems
  • Divorce
  • Financial problems
  • Ready to break a bad habit or stop an addiction
  • Staying sober
  • Overcoming childhood traumas

Seeking Happiness and PeacE of Mind:

  • Sick and tired of being sick and tired. Tired of being unhappy, and ready to do something about it.
  • Finding peace and happiness in a time when the world sometimes feels hostile and crazy
  • Traumatic accident
  • Victim of crime or violence
  • Financial upset

Treatment methods offered:

  • Talk therapy – the traditional approach of venting, sorting things out and finding a new way to move forward. This can be done over Skype video too.
  • Art therapy – good for people that have trouble finding the right words to describe what’s bothering them. No drawing skills required!
  • Classes – coming soon
  • Support Groups – coming soon

For more information or to make an appointment,
please call (805) 267-0807
or email me at megan@HumanNatureCounseling.com.

 

“Courage does not always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the of the day saying,
“I will try again tomorrow”.
– Mary Anne Radmacher