We tackle everyday challenges to the best of our abilities. But when stress adds up and overwhelms us or when something unforeseen throws us off-balance, we can start experiencing a variety of emotions such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or loneliness. I believe that our breakdowns are breakthroughs. We can work with them to expand our capacities for thinking, knowing, feeling and self-reflection for a new understanding of issues and for more effcient ways of coping.
Nikki Fall, LCSW is a psychotherapy provider who practices in Greenwich, CT.