Do you feel like your needs aren't as important as everyone else's? Do you judge yourself or feel like you have to be perfect? Do you struggle in relationships and have a hard time expressing your emotions and needs? If you answered yes to these questions, you are not alone. Many people struggle to have a voice and make their needs a priority. 

Other common experiences:


  • Perfectionism and a fear of failure

  • Sensitivity to criticism

  • Denial of personal problems

  • Excessive focus on the needs of others

  • Failure to meet personal needs

  • Discomfort with receiving attention or help from others

  • Feelings of guilt or responsibility for the suffering of others

  • Reluctance to share true thoughts or feelings for fear of displeasing others

  • Low self-esteem

  • Feelings of shame and helplessness

  • Self-worth based on care-taking

  • Feeling undeserving of happiness

  • Feelings of anxiety and sleep problems


With counseling, you can find your voice and develop a more clear sense of who you are and what you want. You can learn to express your feelings and needs in a clear, healthy way and find the peace and the relief that comes with discovering your authentic self.