Assertiveness

adults

Cognitive Behavioral and
Integrative Psychotherapies

Generalized Anxiety
Social Anxiety and Shyness
Depression and Bipolar Spectrum
Grief and Loss
Trauma
Relationships
Assertiveness
Self Esteem
Stress Management, Life Balance
Life Transitions, Adjustment
Personal Growth
Nutrition and Mental Health
LGBT Spectrum

SEE YOURSELF AS MORE CONFIDENT, EFFECTIVE, AND FULFILLED

Most of us don’t like conflict. Some of us even worry that if we express our true feelings, we may be seen as selfish, or oppositional. Fearing rejection, we push our needs aside, but are disappointed when others don’t understand or see us. As this cycle repeats, we may withdraw, and can be vulnerable to feelings of isolation, resentment, anger, depression, and anxiety.

Assertiveness is often confused with self-centeredness, and aggression. Unlike aggression, which may use force to get one’s way, assertiveness fosters respectful communication, and tries to address everyone’s needs. Understanding the difference can pave the way to greater self expression and personal fulfillment.

You might benefit from assertiveness coaching if you relate to the following:

Find it hard to say no
Focus on pleasing others
Often put others’ needs first
Never seem to get your way
Tend to back down in conflict
Settle for less
Often second guess yourself
Resent others for taking too much
Find it hard to make decisions
Procrastinate
Denied feelings lead to tension, isolation, depression, anxiety, anger

Through collaborative psychotherapy, we can address personal obstacles, build on your natural abilities, and, starting with easy targets, seek opportunities to practice new skills in your life.