Hello! I’m Connie Eriksson
Relationships aren’t always easy. Whether you want to fight less, recover from infidelity or just feel closer, I can help.
It’s not just a bad day or a sad mood. Depression steals your joy and can sometimes make it difficult to even get out of bed, be productive, or even enjoy your friends and family.
It feels overwhelming. You can’t turn it off. When well-meaning people tell you to “Just stop worrying,” it only makes it worse. Sometimes it feels like you are going crazy.
Grief and Loss
The loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult hardships we will endure in life. There is no “normal” timeline for grief. Grief counseling can give you the support you need to help you move through your pain and eventually rediscover some of the richness of life.
Life rarely goes as planned. And transitions can feel really scary. Maybe you are questioning the things you thought you knew or wanted. Transitions are also a time of opportunity.
No doubt, caring for a loved one is stressful. It is difficult to balance the needs of everyone in your life, including your own needs. I have years of experience helping caregivers cope with the many physical and emotional challenges of caregiving.
Nothing prepares you for life with a chronic or terminal illness. There are so many physical and emotional changes. So many decisions to be made and the people in your life don’t always know how to support you.
Currently offering private, secure, virtual sessions on a HIPAA compliant video platform.
Choosing a therapist
With so many therapists, choosing one can be overwhelming. Who is right for me? Who will help me the most? My best advice, advice that I would give to family and friends, is to pick a therapist who “gets” you. Time and time again, the research shows that the connection the client feels with the therapist is more important to feeling better than any specific technique or treatment used.
What separates me from other therapists
• I am solution focused.
• I am interactive.
• I will listen until you feel understood.
• I excel at taking big concepts and breaking them down into small, actionable steps.
• I curse sometimes (sorry, mom).
• I will help you find new perspectives.
"You helped me save my marriage!"
"Thank you, Connie. I have found my way out of the blanket of darkness that I felt pressing on me. I feel I'm back in the mindset of my better/best self."
"It has been 6 months since I started using your suggestions...and it is working. I'm in a better mood when I came home and we were able to agree in a difficult discussion we had recently."
"Thanks, Connie. You are spunky fun and put things into perspective."
"I send my patients to Connie because she consistently provides an excellent therapy experience and, for some of my patients, it is even truly transformative."
“When I was going through a difficult time she was supportive and made me feel ‘normal.’ She gave me tools to take care of myself better and feel like my old self again. I was amazed that without medication my emotional state could improve so significantly. I felt very empowered, and I am proud that I sought the help that I needed during that stage of my life. I have recommended Connie to several friends.”
"This past week has been a transformation, I feel like I am where I am suppose to be. I am starting to feel excited [about life] again and I attended all the social events and had some fun! I still have sad days which I know are normal but the level of sadness I feel is nothing compared to what I felt before. I now know that things will get better. Your help this summer changed my life and I am so glad that we met. Thank you again for your help and understanding, you are excellent at what you do."
"I really enjoyed my sessions with you. I believe that people come into your life for a reason. I have gained a little more self worth and strength from talking with you. Thanks for everything."
Individual & Couples Therapy
Therapy solves problems!
Therapy can be a dynamic and interactive process that focuses on strengths, helping you to find solutions and reach your goals. Therapy is talking, listening, wondering about different viewpoints, discovering why you may think and act the way you do, and problem-solving. If you are in session with a good therapist, you will feel safe to share the good, the bad and the ugly; the painful and the hilarious. And you will learn tools and strategies for feeling better and becoming better.
Benefits of Therapy
My clients consistently report benefits such as;
- improved mood
- better ability to cope
- more confidence
- less anger
- feeling calmer
- better communication skills
- better relationships
- greater life satisfaction