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Dr. David Gosse

Looking for solutions to these life problems?

  • A bad mood that won’t go away – or is getting worse.
  • Worries or fears that are holding you back in life.
  • A relationship difficulty that’s troubling you.
  • A challenge or setback that’s overwhelming.
  • You want to improve some part of your life but aren’t sure how to get started.

If so, I’m here to help.

Is Your Life Caught Up In a Storm?

Life can be easy when things are going your way.

But sooner or later you’ll have to deal with setbacks.  These can include losses, disappointments, and failures.

As the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said, “Into each life some rain must fall.”

When you’re dealing with a little “rain” in your life, you may be able to cope with it on your own.  If not, you may be able to do so with the help of friends and family.

But what do you do when you’re in the middle of a storm?

Wouldn’t it be nice if life only gave you challenges you could handle?  If life gave you time to bounce back before the next one came around, that would be even better.  But life doesn’t always work that way.

“Storms” in life take many forms.

Some are emotional storms.  When these occur, you get battered by moods like depression, hopelessness, anxiety or anger. At such times, your mind is likely filled with all sorts of upsetting thoughts.

You can also go through a relationship storm.  You may have an ongoing conflict with someone important to you that you just can’t resolve.   Or perhaps the issue is a lack of connection with someone important to you.

Sometimes the absence of a relationship causes pain.  Perhaps you’re going through a breakup, divorce, or the death of a loved one. Or maybe you have difficulties being in relationships in the first place.  You may be struggling with shyness, anxiety or loneliness.

As if that’s not enough, there are also the challenges of everyday life.  These include job stress, financial struggles, and health concerns – just to name a few.

When difficulties such as these come at you all at once, you may feel overwhelmed.  And if they hang over you for extended periods of time, it can feel like gloomy, cloudy weather in your life.

When they are intense, such challenges can become a raging storm.  At such times, you may feel alone, helpless, and hopeless.

Are you wondering whether it is time to get help?

You Can Weather the Storm and Overcome It

Despite your best efforts, you may not know how to deal with your current challenges. Your old ways of handling things may not be enough to face what you’re up against right now.

But here’s the good news:

As stuck as you may feel right now, there is a way out.  But you may need a guide to help you find it.  Or perhaps you can see the way through, but need a trained professional to help you move forward.

Professional counseling can help you get from where you are now to where you want to be in your life.

Are you open to learning and practicing some new skills?

If so, I can show you how to become your own therapist.  You’ll develop the tools to overcome whatever you’re going through right now.  These tools will also help you do deal with challenging situations in the future.

Get on the Road to Recovery Today

My counseling approach helps you understand why you are stuck and what you can do about it.

I use research-based counseling techniques that don’t require medication or prolonged therapy.  And you can learn these skills if you work at it.

Working together, we can get you out of the rut you’re in and on the road to recovery – in less time than you might think.

I specialize in helping my clients overcome the following challenges:

Sadness, discouragement, low self-esteem, and loss of motivation.  These are some of the hallmarks of depression.  Sometimes depression occurs after a setback in your life.  Other times there’s no apparent trigger.  Depression is a very treatable condition that responds well to effective, professional counseling.

Anxiety comes in many forms – including chronic worry, fear and panic attacks.  When left unchecked, it can significantly undermine your quality of life.  With help, you can regain confidence and control..

Relationships can be one of life’s greatest joys when they are going well.  They can also be a significant source of pain when they are not going well.  Relationships can be strained by unresolved conflict, poor communication, or lack of connection.  Learning the secrets of effective communication can turn your troubled relationship around.

Sometimes we go through rough patches where our stress level exceeds our coping ability.  In turn, this can lead to all of the problems listed on this page, making our difficult circumstances even worse.  With professional counseling, you can learn to rise above the struggles you’re going through right now.

Do you already have a reasonably good life, but just want to make it better? If you aren’t sure how to get from where you are now to where you want to be, personal growth counseling may be for you.

Perhaps you are struggling with one or more of the challenges mentioned above but want to work with someone who understands your faith. Learn new tools that are consistent with your beliefs to help you get through your hardships.

Learn How to Live the Life You Want

Are you looking for a counseling approach that is more than just talking about your problems?

Would you like to learn some tangible skills to overcome your current struggles?

Would you like to make changes as quickly as possible, so that you can get on with your life – but with a better set of tools than you had before?

Are you willing to do the hard work to make these changes?

If so, you have many reasons to be hopeful that your life could get better.

It can be difficult to reach out for help.  It can be even harder to find someone whom you trust and has the knowledge and experience to help you overcome your difficulties.

To that end, I invite you to explore the rest of my website to learn more about me.

You can also find answers to common questions or about my practice, and read about my counseling perspectives on my blog.

Whatever challenges you’re facing right now, you can learn to address them with effective, cutting-edge therapy.

Contact me today to learn more!