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Melissa McCarthy, M.A., is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) experienced working with adolescents, young adults and adults.
Life is not always black and white nor does it always stay within the lines. Melissa McCarthy Counseling Services, PLLC is here to help you navigate through life. Melissa McCarthy, M.A., LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has experience working with adolescents, young adults and adults. Melissa specializes in trauma counseling, grief counseling, behavioral issues, life style transitions, relationships, and pre-marital counseling. For an appointment or additional information please contact Melissa at 817-345-6412 or email at email@example.com. Office near 7th Street and Magnolia in Fort Worth, Texas.
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Wonder what she/he thinks of me? Did I say the right thing? Did I wear the right outfit? Questions that bombard the mind causing torment. How can I not be a people pleaser yet stay not self centered? Know who you are and what you believe! Accept that not everyone will like you and that's ok! Accept that there will always be someone better and that's ok. Focus on being the best YOU. Realizing you are a human who is not perfect and one who makes mistakes allows you to utilize those opportunities to build character! Give yourself a HUG and a break. Funny how the more you do YOU the better YOU treat others! 😀.
Your life will go only as high as the level of your expectations. It's not that your expectations immediately change the environment or the circumstances around you, but your expectations change the way you react to that environment and those circumstances. GET YOUR HOPES UP! Joyce Meyer
It takes initiative to make changes. Hope to see there is reason for change. And belief that what God says about you is true. Dare to move forward. Do it afraid. God will exceed human expectations!
Do you ever compare yourself to others? Most of us do from time to time. One of the biggest problems with comparing is I take my eyes off of my uniqueness and begin focusing on becoming someone else. This is where the confusion comes in. Someone else's life does not fit my past, present, or future. It is ok to admire another's positive qualities while improving ours however it is never ok to be anyone but YOU! Be patient while becoming YOU and enjoy the journey!
How about change? How about NOT! Are you a person who welcomes change or a person who opposes change? My husband and I are faced with many changes all at one time. We knew change was inevitable with his work moving and my PhD program being in another town but WOW. It is a roller coaster of emotions and events nonetheless this is an exciting time for us. Many times change must occur in order for goals and dreams to be accomplished. Are you ready to use change as a catalyst for forward motion?
It is a good practice to allow yourself to set still for a period of time everyday. No electronic devices, no other people or animals around, no distractions just you. The object is to take command of your schedule, body and thoughts in order to BE STILL. Our lives have gotten too busy, too convenient, and too full of stuff. S-L-O-W D-O-W-N .... Take care of yourself!
"If we are not careful, we can use the happiness of others as a scapegoat for our own restlessness". (8 Reasons Your Like Matters) Have you ever found yourself upset when someone is happy with his/her life and yours is not going so great? Ever secretly resented someone's happiness or promotion? If so use the emotion as a catalyst to prod yourself forward toward your dreams!
Quotes from the book "8 Reasons Your Life Matters". Pessimism removes winning from the list of options. I've learned that effort spent on unwinnable battles is wasted effort. It is best to simply move on to something worth conquering.
Understanding the Source of Anger TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1 by Os Hillman Thursday, March 12 2015 "A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control." - Proverbs 29:11 The workplace can be a pressure-packed world. The demands that are often put on us can bring out things that we never knew were there. Sometimes we begin to think that the source of that pressure is to blame for our response to the pressure. It could be an event, a spouse, a boss, a client, a child, or even a driver who cuts us off in traffic. I recall responding to a close friend one time, "If you had not done that, I would never have responded that way." Later I learned that this response had little truth to it. We all choose to get angry. No one else is to blame for our anger. "The circumstances of life, the events of life, and the people around me in life, do not make me the way I am, but reveal the way I am" [Dr. Sam Peeples]. This simple quote has had a profound impact on how I view my anger now. Anger only reveals what is inside of me. I can't blame anyone but me for my response to a situation. I have learned that anger is only the symptom of something else that is going on inside of me. This quote now resides on my refrigerator door as a daily reminder of the truth about my response to life's situations. It has been said that anger is like the warning panel on the dash of your car. It is the light that tells us something is going on under the hood and we need to find out what is the source of the problem. I discovered that the source of anger is often unmet expectations or personal rights. We believe we are entitled to a particular outcome to a situation. When this doesn't happen, it triggers something in us. At the core of this is fear, often a fear of failure or rejection, fear of what others think, fear of the unknown. If you struggle with anger, ask God to reveal the source of that anger. Ask Him to heal you of any fears that may be the root of your anger. Ask God to help you take responsibility for your response to difficult situations.
What are you doing for self-care today? I am going to take a long walk outside this afternoon!
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. Carl Rogers
Reputation is what folks think of you. Personality is what you seem to be. Character is what you really are.
"To straighten out your emotions, first straighten out your beliefs and self-talk". "The road to repeated failures in life is paved with irrational self-talk & beliefs". SOS Help For Emotions
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we often might win, by fearing to attempt. Jane Addams
The heart cries while the brain tries to figure it all out. Sometimes there are no answers. Reconciliation occurs when the brain and heart decide that moving forward, with purpose, is necessary. You will never be the same after a loss. You will learn to walk with a limp. You will find your purpose by moving through life. Dare to find your purpose while feeling the pain. You matter! You have a purpose. Keep moving... Keep searching... Keep being you. Life matters!
Three Things Fear Does to Relationships If you want to connect with someone, you’ve got to be willing to take the first step. This often takes courage. Why? Because it’s fear that disconnects human beings. When we’re full of fear and anxiety, we don’t get close to each other. In fact, we back off. We’re afraid of being rejected, manipulated, vulnerable, hurt, used. All of these fears cause us to be disconnected in life. This fear is as old as mankind. When Adam and Eve sinned and God came looking for Adam, Adam said, “I was afraid, and I hid.” People have been doing that ever since. We’re afraid, so we hide. We hide our true selves. We don’t let people know what we’re really like, because if we do and they don’t like us, we face rejection. And so we pretend. Fear does three terrible things to relationships: 1. Fear makes us defensive. When people point out weaknesses, we retaliate and defend ourselves. 2. Fear keeps us distant. We don’t let people get close to us. We withdraw. We hide our emotions. 3. Fear makes us demanding. The more insecure we are, the more we try to control things. We try to have the last word in a relationship. We try to dominate. So where do you get the courage to take the first step to connect with someone and go into a deeper level of intimacy? You get it from God’s Spirit in your life. The Bible says, “For the Holy Spirit, God’s gift, does not want you to be afraid of people, but to be wise and strong, and to love them and enjoy being with them” (2 Timothy 1:7 TLB). How do you know when you’re filled with God’s Spirit? You’re more courageous in your relationships. You love people. You enjoy being with them. You’re not afraid of them, because God’s Spirit is in your life. The Bible says “God is love” and “Love casts out all fear.” The more of God you have in your life, the less fear you’re going to have in your life. 2Tim1:7