You are struggling with depression
You feel abandoned by the ones that are supposed to love you the most.
You feel like the world is conspiring against you and everyone is working for your demise. Because of this, you feel hopeless.
You worry constantly about all the ways your ideal life will never come to pass, and you ‘shoot yourself in the foot’ anytime something good starts to happen.
In your inner voice, the one no-one else usually hears, you are very critical of yourself and prone to beating yourself up.
You went through something difficult, and you're not really sure if you've recovered from it yet.
You were adopted and don't think anyone else understands you.
You may be thinking about adoption and want to process and prepare for it.
You may be thinking about reunification and what to process and prepare for it.
Or, you may feel like most areas of your life are going well but you want to tend to your mental health as well.
The Therapeutic Transformation
You are now thriving with hope and joy.
You feel connected to loved ones.
You feel that you have adequate support from the universe.
You feel hopeful.
You start to have a clear vision of the ideal life and are able to allow thoughts and language that foster good things in life.
You learn about trauma, its impacts, ways to process it and grow from the experiences.
You come to know and understand yourself better and are optimizing your gifts and abilities.
You are aware of all the benefits and challenges in the adoption process.
You feel equipped to reap all of the joys of adoption.
You can process the best case, worst case, and most likely scenarios in reunification.
You are prepared so that reunification benefits and does not disrupt your life.
What to Expect in the Therapeutic Process:
We will work together to get clear about your current status (the good, the bad, and the ugly).
We will work together to explore your ideal, or where you want to be (in multiple areas of your life).
We will explore the barriers, as well as the strengths/skill sets to overcome them.
The methods I utilize help you to learn about yourself in a whole new way. You learn about the ways you deal with stressors. From there you can assess their effectiveness and begin to learn new, more effective ways of coping. You can learn about the power of your thought life and ways of thinking that can change sadness into joy and worry into peace. You can learn a new way of perceiving situations, relationships, and your own strengths that can build new feelings of gratitude. When you build your thinking skills and strengths into your daily life or difficult settings, you find a way of being you have never experienced before.
You find a new you, and a new way of being in your community that is more fulfilling and accepting.
The process of therapy is different for everyone. Some people benefit from having a safe place to talk about things, other people want formal interventions that they can apply RIGHT NOW. Some people only need a few sessions and other people need longer. I try to keep that in mind and work AT YOUR PACE.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor - Andrew Perez
Andrew is a therapist that loves to learn about you! There is no greater joy than growth in the therapeutic relationship.
Andrew works with treatment issues like stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship conflict, identity issues, self-esteem, and the pursuit of self-actualization. Andrew has a unique passion for adoption and adoption-related issues. These issues could range from identity to preparation, to reunification. Therapeutic modalities that are used, but not limited to, include Adlerian interventions, Beck's Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, and Positive Psychology.
Adopted Daily is about the mindsets and routines that we "adopt daily" towards reaching our full potential. For instance, the belief that "All things in Life Happen for Your Good and Benefit" could be regularly chosen (adopted daily), even when it doesn't seem like it because times are hard. Adopted Daily is also about the lifestyle choices we make consistently. Lifestyle activities like sports, exercise, writing, yoga, meditation, reading, eating well and spending quality time with family.
Making wise decisions and letting them be "Adopted Daily."
We are often more frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
If you fall off your horse, get back on.