You have this underlying anger and a short fuse. You put on a happy face, portray a perfect life, yet others have no idea that you really feel unworthy and inferior.
The ways you are coping with these feelings still leave you empty and are now creating more problems. You are on the verge of losing control of everything.
No one knows the hurt and trauma of your past. You were taught to "buck up" and deal with it. If you did talk about it, you would be rejected and left feeling shame again. You feel like there is no hope and this is your last chance.
"I help men and women that are struggling to genuinely connect in their relationship due to unresolved trauma. This trauma may have occurred in childhood, in the workforce, or in present or past relationships. Trauma has led to feelings of anger, fear, guilt, and shame which sabotage self-esteem and create barriers to intimacy.
Through my genuine, supportive, and non-judgmental approach, I create a safe space to experience difficult emotions and find relief from them. I help clients experience confidence, renew their relationships, find meaning, and discover inner joy."
You've had another fight again. It will take days before you can even speak to each other. Both of you feel empty and wonder why you even got married. "This isn't even what I signed up for!" You love each other, but wonder when the other shoe is going to fall and you're going to call it quits.
"I help couples that are struggling with hurt or betrayal. This hurt may be a result of unmet expectations and lack of communication or betrayal due to infidelity or a struggle with pornography. There is overwhelming anger, fear, and guilt and every conversation seems to result in a fight.
However, there is still love in the relationship and the hope of making it better. My understanding of relationship dynamics, effective communication, and non-judgmental approach creates a safe space for both partners to feel heard and valued.
I help couples achieve exponential growth, facilitate mutual respect, and discover a fulfilling relationship that was unimaginable before."
You promised yourself you wouldn't do it again. Yet here you are staring at the same images again, feeling like a failure, and trying to hide it from everyone. You run to these images for relief from your stress and shame, but it only brings more. You find it more and more difficult to connect in your relationships. They say you are distant and angry. You wish there was a way to make the spiraling stop.
"I also help men and women struggling with sexual and porn addiction. This unique, yet pervasive, struggle is often like other chemical addictions. It activates chemical receptors in the brain just like illegal drugs that make you feel better in the short term, but leave you feeling worse after.
Quit chasing after your next big "high" and let me help you discover what is really missing in your life that you are trying to fill with pornographic images and chasing after meaningless sex with other people.
There is hope for you. You can find freedom from this bondage and live a genuine and authentic life filled with peace and joy."
Bradley D. Warren, MS, LPC Associate,
Russ Bartee, PhD, LPC-S
National Certified Counselor
Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia
Certified Telemental Health Associate
Growing up in a dysfunctional home filled with alcoholism and rage, I became familiar with the struggle of fear, personal shame, and addiction. I brought my own dysfunction into marriage that created hurt and hardships.
I had to begin my own journey to healing so that I could find joy, restore my marriage, and finally be at peace with myself. It wasn't until I found healing that I understood the freedom I could have.
My emotion focused approach along with evidence-based techniques provide a safe place for self-discovery and growth. My passion is helping others find the freedom I have found.
When I'm not counseling, I love cooking, bird watching, and going on dates with my wife.
If you're ready to take the next step, call or email me today.