Break free from perfectionism

Feel good enough

Counseling for anxiety in Illinois

I help emotionally exhausted people find relief without guilt. 
My clients struggle like you do. Despite being smart, hardworking and strong, life is still painful. 
You're frustrated life is not turning out how you expected. You feel defeated, ashamed and alone.
You’re doing all the things you’re supposed to, but you’re not making any progress. You want to move forward, but you’re stuck in a cycle of burnout. You follow the advice of experts, but that leaves you with more things you need to control.
You start to think there must be something wrong with you. Even with all this effort, you feel further from your goals than when you first started. You don’t want to fall behind, but you’re losing motivation for even the simplest tasks on your list. And you worry about the time you’re wasting. You've adopted the idea that if it's not going to be perfect, you don't want to do it.
You’re withdrawing from family and friends more than usual. You love them and you want to be close, but you put up a wall instead. You’re used to isolating when you need to buckle down and get things done, but now it feels safer to stay away. It’s hard to be real with others, especially when you’re not sure how to explain what’s happening.
You’re used to figuring things on out your own, but now you feel needy…and you hate feeling needy. Others rely on you, but you have nothing left to give. You used to take pride in taking care of others, but now you feel burdened and wonder how you can take care of someone else if you can’t even take care of yourself.
Before they came to see me, my clients lived under constant pressure. Pressure only makes diamonds out of rocks. But my clients aren't rocks, they're human beings. They believed it was their fault they couldn’t stay happy and that it was up to them to fix everything for themselves and other people. They worried life would never get any better and they thought they’d have to settle in order to find some peace.
Like my clients, you’re ready for the deeper inner work that will get to the root of the void you feel inside.
You deserve a life that is full of meaning and connection.
And you deserve to have it without feeling guilty.