Individual Counseling in Lee's SummitYou just want to feel happy. But every time you think that happiness is around the corner, there is a long to-do list, not enough time, and everyone else needs something from you.
You don’t know where to focus, so you try to please everyone else first and you end up last in line. In fact, you probably aren’t even on the list of people to take care of!
This feeling of overwhelm, pressure, and stress shows up in all of your relationships. While you’re at work, you are worried about letting down your boss. And at home, you are struggling to connect with your partner and worried if the relationship will last. Or with your kids, you are constantly second-guessing yourself and worried you are messing them up. You keep waiting for everyone to be ok, so you can be ok.
You don’t have to wait for others to change for you to feel better.I work with anxious and stressed individuals from teens to adults. Whether you are going through a stressful time, in a tough relationship, going through a breakup or divorce, or trying to start a new relationship, anxiety can get in the way. I help you get out of your own way, so you can build confidence and find relief from the mental chatter of self-doubt and self-criticism that drives you every day.
- For many of my male clients, they want to be the best husband they can be without losing themselves. Or if their relationship has ended, they want to stop feeling paralyzed by loneliness, so they can find the confidence to start over.
- For many of my female clients, they want to catch their breath and quiet the negativity inside their head. They are looking to stop making the same relationship mistakes and want to learn to love themselves as much as they love others.
- For many of my teen clients, they want to think less negatively about themselves and feel less stressed and overwhelmed with daily life.
Meet the Counselor:
Marci Payne, MA, LPCHello, I'm Marci Payne, a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of mental health experience. I specialize in therapy for anxiety, stress, family, and relationship issues.