Lois Muir-McClain, LPC 678-209-1348 1700 Tree Lane
Snellville, GA 30078 firstname.lastname@example.org
"I recommend Lois Muir-McClain, LPC without hesitation. She is an accomplished professional with exceptional therapeutic skills. She does the finest quality work and exhibits impeccable ethical practice." Mike McNulty, LPC
It is about striving and thriving as well!
Do you feel confused, stressed out, burned out, frustrated or empty?
Are you worried about your marriage or relationship?
Do you feel caught between raising teens and helping an aging parent?
Do you wonder "who am I, really?"
Do you sometimes just want to "let it all go?"
You are not alone! Life today is fast-paced and stressful. I can assure you, there are many others out there who feel out of touch and disconnected in their careers, relationships, families, and with themselves. You can feel more grounded in your daily life. You can learn to communicate more effectively with the important people in your life. You can learn to set boundaries and limits with those who take advantage of you. You can begin to stop blaming yourself for every problem that happens. You can stop taking on too much and then feeling overwhelmed.
How Can I Help?
I work with individuals who are struggling with their identity and sense of self, trying to understand their life choices and how they ended up where they are, and how to get back on track. I also work with people in relationships: couples who want to feel more connected or stop the cycle of arguments, as well as families with adolescents who are not sure how to parent a teen in this busy, confusing world. Find the right balance in your life... Through therapy, you will discover new truths about yourself and what will help you to feel more effective and fulfilled. I help people to increase their contentedness in life and manage relationships which have caused a problem in their lives. While friends can give advice, I provide objective, non-judgemental guidance, with deep listening and caring. I will take you and your problems seriously, while helping you discover real solutions to manage the problems and to find more joy and meaning in your life.
"How can you really help me?" Great question! You may be new to therapy and skeptical of whether it will help. This is a perfectly healthy thought - it means you think for yourself, and don't want to be bothered by something that is not useful. My promise to you is that early on in the therapy (during the first few sessions), we will evaluate whether you feel it is helpful. You will have a chance to discuss your thoughts and give me feedback.
"I've tried therapy before and it didn't help." There could be a lot of reasons for this. Perhaps it wasn't the right time in your life for therapy. Some people need to be in a certain place mentally or emotionally before therapy can truly help. Another possibility is that the fit between you and the therapist wasn't quite right. Research has shown that the right fit between therapist and client is key to the effectiveness of the therapy process. My approach will be different in the way I listen to you. I won't jump in and take over, giving you one-size-fits-all advice that won't work for you. Nor will I simply sit impassively, letting you talk the entire session but offering little feedback. Instead, you and I will collaborate and find the individual answers and solutions that will be most effective for you. I honor the uniqueness of each client and I find that that approach really works!
"I feel nervous about telling a total stranger my problems." Being anxious about starting is one of the most frequent comments I hear from new clients. They are afraid of feeling vulnerable by exposing their internal thoughts and emotions, or that I might be judgmental, think they are "crazy" or their problems are too big to be fixed. I let them know I understand those worries, and that alone helps them to feel more "normal." Typically, though, they quickly feel comfortable when they feel the relief of being able to tell their story and to truly be heard. How do I get started? You can start by calling me at 678-209-1348 or email at email@example.com. I will ask a few questions and then we will set an appointment to meet in my office. I will email some forms for you to fill out and bring with you. Remember, it is normal to feel a bit anxious or apprehensive when making the first call and starting therapy!
*It is the policy of McClain Counseling and Family Therapy to not discriminate based on gender, race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.
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