Adult Counseling

Pain and suffering doesn’t have to be your way of life.

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Adult Counseling LaunchPad Counseling Richmond VAAt LaunchPad Counseling, we often work with adults who seek help moving beyond the pain and emotional imbalances in their lives. The reasons people engage in individual therapy are myriad and different for each person.

Maybe you’re experiencing a new life change such as the loss of a loved one or a divorce, and dealing with the feelings of remorse or anxiety. Or, perhaps you’re struggling in your relationships and cyclical behaviors keep you from finding true happiness. Or, maybe you’re held back by traumatic life experiences and seek a safe emotional place to explore these past wounds.

Whatever the reasons adults choose individual therapy, you’re determined to move beyond the anger, the loneliness, the sadness — and find renewed strength within so you achieve your highest potential. Fortunately, you don’t have to carry the load alone.

LaunchPad’s trained counselors can help you conquer emotional and life challenges that have left you feeling stuck, alone, and unable to find the light and happiness you once knew. Your counselor will be here on your side to support and listen to you, while helping you create a path for moving forward and finding emotional balance. You’ll gain new tools and skills that can specifically address your unique situation and remove the barriers in your way. By unlocking the hidden emotions within, you’ll no longer feel powerless in overcoming your struggles.

With LaunchPad Counseling’s individual therapy services, you’ll learn to:

  • Manage your anxiety and painful emotions in a healthy manner
  • Regain confidence and self-esteem
  • Overcome traumatic life events
  • Break self-defeating emotional patterns
  • Heal the pain hindering your personal growth
Life is full of change that can arrive without a notice: divorce, job loss, a loved one’s death, etc. When you’re dealing with upheaval, feeling confused, numb, overly emotional, or a lost sense of direction and purpose is common. As a result, the “woulda, shoulda, coulda” thoughts cycle in, drowning out rational perspectives. Living in a state of shock can easily become the norm. Moving beyond the pain and confusion is possible! We can help you sort through the events and emotions of what has happened, so you gain a sense of how you got there, what to do now, and where to go next. By understanding what life looks like after the change, you can renew your sense of purpose and fulfillment with your life as it is today.
Relationship struggles can often stem from your dynamics with other family members, parents, children, and siblings. And as you move into personal relationships outside your family, you can then bring these struggles with you — which may sabotage your happiness with others. When you’re dealing with years-old emotional dynamics in your relationships, breaking free from the cycle, the pain, and the power struggles can be difficult. You may have worked very hard on overcoming difficult experiences, but the ghosts of the past keep chasing you. We can help you process how your experiences affect current relationships and your role in their dynamics. Together, we’ll help you rid yourself of the anger, resentment, and sadness from the past, so you build strong, positive relationships with friends, family, and significant others. You’ll learn healthy thought patterns to replace the pain, so you lead a happier and more secure lifestyle with yourself and those you love most.
Trauma refers to a negative experience that was unexpected, prolonged, and overwhelming — and changed the way you see the world. Often, wounds from traumatic experiences are difficult to heal, leading to inner pain that overtakes you. Even though you may have tried to forget the experience and rationalize the wounds away, the pain and trauma won’t unweave themselves from your life. And when your trauma is secretive, the pain is even heavier. Fortunately, you can move beyond a traumatic life experience and heal the suffering. We will help you resolve the recurring, painful thoughts and feelings that consume you. Together, we will find tools to relieve feelings of anxiety, depression, and anger, so you replace them with hope and peace of mind — and are longer bound by your trauma.
Sometimes, you can feel that something is missing in your life, but you don’t exactly know what it is. Maybe you once felt happy and now feel as though you live in a constant dark cloud. Or, perhaps you’ve lost your motivation to get up in the morning. You no longer care to socialize with others. And keeping a locked door to your heart — where you often feel lonely, confused, and misunderstood — feels like the easiest way to make it through the day. While you may long to feel happy again, you’re stuck knowing where to start. We can help you dig within and figure out what keeps you from experiencing life with more peace, passion, and happiness. Together, we can uncover the emotional barriers that have emerged in your life and keep you from being who you want to be, so you move beyond the darkness and again feel life’s joy and light.