Optimism is not magical thinking There is no “secret” to success. No magical radio waves emanating to the universe that attracts success to you. It’s optimism. That simple. Optimism . . . a trait that can be difficult to find when we are down and out. With practice, however, it can be found when we […]
Ever wonder what makes you who you are? Family (Genetics, conditioning in childhood and the environment it happened in) Life Choices Neuroscience (The brain science of what we do and why) Sometimes we see self-awareness as only being aware of our existence. It’s equally important to understand how neuroscience and genetics also impact how we […]
Self-love is not selfish! Struggling with feelings of worthlessness? Like you just don’t matter to anybody, including yourself? Noticing that you have been more negative about how you experience others? Feeling less empowered? Almost as if there isn’t enough of ‘you’ to go around? Are you feeling depressed and/or anxious? Along with optimism, self-esteem can […]
Depression has been described as a dark cloud that just doesn’t go away. It has also been described as a deep, dark, suffocating reality that seems to have no relief in sight. Even things that you know would help seem unattainable. If you are here, please let me help.
Feeling depressed because of a recent loss (of life, a relationship, job, way of living, etc.)? Does your grief feel unmanageable or like it will never go away? Are you pulling away from people that are trying to help? Do you feel like you are living in a dream that you cannot wake up from? […]
Common Anxiety Symptoms and Experiences Feeling anxious or nervous when it doesn’t make sense? Have butterflies in your stomach? Does this anxiety get in the way of living life to the fullest? Do you avoid social situations because you’re not sure how to act? Have you passed over professional opportunities because of fear of the […]
Dread going home at the end of the day? Do you find reasons to stay away? Recognize that sinking feeling when you pull up and see that your spouse is home? Are you more irritable with your loved ones than usual? Feeling isolated in your family? Does your home feel like a prison? Do you […]
The written word can heal. If you’ve ever written in a journal and found it helpful, then you’ve experienced the benefit of Cathartic Writing. A catharsis can be thought of as a healthy emotional release that helps you to heal from some kind of pain. It can be grief, trauma, fear, or any uncomfortable emotion. […]
Choosing your reality Can we choose reality? Depends on what you call ‘reality.’ We cannot choose to have gravity not exist. We cannot choose for photosynthesis to not happen in a living plant. But. . . We can choose how to behave, and even how/what to think (of course, some things feel very automated, usually […]
Why am I here? What happens when I die? If E really equals mc squared (Einstein’s Theory of Relativity: E=mc2), then do I ever really stop existing? If not, what happens to my thoughts? my consciousness? even my soul? Soul? Do I have one of those? How do I make life matter more? How do […]
About Gate Healing, PLLC
Gate Healing, PLLC provides high-quality professional counseling in Austin, Tx and surrounding communities located in Travis, Williamson, and Hays counties: Lakeway, Bee Cave, West Lake Hills, Round Rock, Leander, Cedar Park, Buda, and Kyle. We help with issues ranging from relationship conflict and communication to anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Jonathan offers flexible scheduling, telephone therapy, and weekend appointments.
Tue 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm