Offering the convenience of Telehealth & Office Sessions
We all want to be happy. And many of us are happy much of the time because ordinary life events pass through us without leaving a mark. And then. . . something happens and we're stuck. Sometimes it's from events that dramatically affect us (such as an accident or natural disaster) shocking us and making us question ourselves and our world. Other times we're stuck from events (known or forgotten) that affect our self-confidence and challenge our beliefs about our own abilities. These events narrow and limit our view of ourselves, our world and keep us from living to our full potential.
Your problems affect who you are today and you want things to change. So I help you with a solution-oriented approach to meet your needs now. Your past will likely come up (this is therapy after all) but I don't believe it takes years of analysis to help you be happier, healthier and more hopeful. Instead, I'll will help you learn to reduce what keeps you stuck so that you can move forward living your life in a more fulfilling and meaningful way.
I can help you with
"All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on." ~ Henry Ellis
I work with couples that have concerns about their communication, intimacy, finances, parenting, and couples' life challenges and changes.
"There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from" ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
I help individual adults work through a number of behavioral health disorders including anxiety, depression, trauma, life challenges and changes.
"Promise me that you will always remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think."
~ Christopher Robin
I help families work toward understanding, positive communication and growth in family relationships. My work with families has an adult and teenage focus.
My work with children is specific to acute trauma, PTSD and EMDR (see EMDR).
It’s New Year’s Day - a time to celebrate a turn toward the new year ahead. This morning, in the deep freeze of the New England winter, I thankfully warm myself by my wood stove, with my cup of hot coffee in hand, I turn toward the beauty of the ice glistening in the trees outside my window and pause in the warmth I sense within. The sun dazzling my eyes with the promise of longer warmer days to come beckons me to move toward the changes enfolding in my world. This simple step (or maybe not so simple if you’re not in the habit) of pausing to notice those trees, their beauty, and the feeling of warmth I felt in that moment gave me the peace of mind to turn toward the changes to come.
Have you ever experienced the sanity and peace that comes from time spent in nature? Have you noticed? Give it a try.
For me, summertime is the time of year when I can’t help but notice the stress-relief found in the world outdoors. From the bright blue sky, the aroma of the rose bush in bloom, the coolness of the shady green leaves in the trees, to the hummingbird’s dance of joy at my full feeder. These things make me pause and smile at nature’s gifts that calm my mind.
We live in a world with so many stressors. Work, kids, finances, traffic, the obligations list is long. Seems like we’ve been given summertime, with all it’s vibrance, to grab our attention and take pause.
Take a few minutes in a beautiful outdoor space and just notice. . .
Claire Cavanaugh ~ Nannette Nero Zuke, LMFT
Image: nuttakit / FreeDigitalPhotos.net ~ individual
Image: David Castillo Dominici ~ mother & daughter
Nannette Nero Zuke, LMFT, LLC, Counseling & Psychotherapy, Kennebunk, Maine
Southern Maine Area Counselor