It’s okay to not be okay.

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay Counseling is a virtual counseling practice that sees clients throughout Virginia and Florida over the age of 18 who are struggling with perfectionism, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, and grief.

Our goal is for you to be able to have a better sense of self through awareness and acceptance of who you are so you can feel worthy to seize your life.

“Dragonflies are reminders that we are light, and we can reflect light in powerful ways if we choose to do so.” ― Robyn Nola

ARE YOU A PERFECTIONIST?

How many times per day do you have to tell yourself to breathe or convince yourself that you are okay or good enough, even when everything in life feels out of control?

STRUGGLING WITH ANXIETY OR GRIEF?

Thoughts racing non-stop, feeling shaky, heart racing, a pit in your stomach and constantly questioning?

TIRED OF INTRUSIVE THOUGHTS?

Do you feel that you are grasping at anything you can to control something in your world in order to reduce the negative talk, the negative feelings, the need to be “okay?”

What if we were to tell you that it is okay to NOT be okay?

 

What you are feeling is valid and no one should expect you to be okay all the time.

This expectation is unrealistic and both mentally and physically exhausting.

You may be questioning if therapy is the right choice for you at this moment as putting your needs first can be difficult.

Just know… you are worth fighting for.

How We Can Help

Perfectionism & Anxiety Counseling

Intrusive thinking is like an annoying song you cannot get out of your head telling you that you are not enough. Putting yourself first seems impossible. You may tell yourself that you don’t have the time to put towards your own well-being, but let me ask you…

How often do you disappoint yourself, and why does this not matter to you?

Grief Counseling

Grief happens when someone or something leaves our life permanently whether in death or otherwise. Losing a loved one is never easy. While the pain never goes away, you can learn how to put one foot in front of the other and you do not have to do it alone.

How often are you there for others, and can you let yourself feel equally supported?

Clinical Supervision for Interns & Residents

If you are in a Master’s Program for Mental Health Counseling, Bridget Seely offers clinical supervision to help you pass the NCMHCE, develop your niche, and grow and evolve into a confident clinician.

You are ready to make a difference. Are you ready to find your confidence and identity as a therapist?

A STORY ABOUT CHOICE

One evening an old Cherokee Grandfather told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

 

He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two “wolves” inside us all.

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.’

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”

The Grandfather simply replied, “The one you feed.”

HI, I AM BRIDGET.

Be your true self.

As the founder of It’s Okay to Not Be Okay Counseling, welcome. I am a clinician who 100% embraces my flaws and admits to feeling uncomfortable when talking about myself in a prideful way. I am a straightforward, non-sugar-coating therapist who sometimes curses worse than a sailor.

During your counseling journey, I will only show you compassion and empathy. Though your story is yours alone, you do not have to take this journey to wellness alone as I will be there every step of the way until you are where you want to be.

In a place where everyone is just trying to get by, why not take a break to realize that sometimes it is okay to not be okay.