Reclaim Counseling helps clients deal with life’s stresses

SIDNEY — “Welcome to Reclaim Counseling! Let me introduce myself. My name is Emily Sherwood and I am a graduate of the Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Colorado Christian University. I am licensed to practice as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Ohio. I graduated with my B.A. in Psychology from Wright State University in 2012. I have lived in Sidney my entire life and I am excited to be able to give back to my community. I am often asked why should I try counseling or does counseling really work? I am here to tell you, yes it works and there are so many benefits to give counseling a try.”

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There are many times where the stresses of our lives become overwhelming and inhibit us from living as the best versions of ourselves. We often feel weighed down and at times hopeless and unsure of what to do or where to go next. Therapy allows us to explore these inhibitions and break down the barriers that prevent us from being our best selves. Further therapy allows us to develop an understanding of how our thoughts, perceptions, and emotions impact our overall well-being and therefore allows us to grow. Reclaim Counseling provides a safe, therapeutic environment for these explorations. At Reclaim Counseling you are joined by a counselor who will walk beside you, empowering you, on your journey to reclaiming your life and releasing the grips of your inhibitions allowing you to be more aware and present-focused on your emotions, thoughts and perceptions.

Now more than ever we are faced with the challenges of trying to navigate so many unknowns. We are in time of uncertainty, loss, and social unrest. This pandemic has taken its toll on so many of us, creating not just financial barriers, but emotional, social and mental barriers as well. In a time when we are told to socially distance ourselves from those around us and those we love, I want you to know there is hope and you are not alone. Therapy can help ease some of these burdens as counselors walk with you to learn coping and management skills and help you navigate through these barriers.

And let’s not forget the children. During this pandemic and times of unrest and uncertainty, our children have been greatly impacted as well. Their routines have been just as challenged as ours. We are seeing a great increase in child-based anxiety, depression, fear, anger, grief and challenging behaviors. They are left trying to learn how to navigate and cope with these times as well. But, again, there is hope. Counseling can help to equip our children with the skills need to cope with their strong emotions and to navigate through these challenging times and become more resilient.

I also understand that counseling can seem frightening or overwhelming, but I want you to know you are strong and you are not alone on this journey. I strongly believe there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to counseling and I make each individual’s experience unique. I tailor each session to meet the needs of each and every client and work with them to process what they are feeling and experiencing to ensure counseling does not become overwhelming. Your time with me is about you and what you need and I am there to support you, empower you and help you overcome whatever it is that is keeping you from living as the best version of yourself.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, I can be reached at 937-710-4272 or [email protected]