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Improving Concentration

Do you feel like you could get a lot more accomplished if only you could focus? Perhaps things would be a lot easier to manage if you could just concentrate on the list of to-dos. Trouble concentrating is a very frustrating yet common problem. The inability to feel like you can truly concentrate and focus can create many stressors in our lives.

Not Being Able to Focus Can Cause Stressors, Such As:

  • Decreased work/school performance
  • Poor time management
  • Difficulty keeping up with household tasks
  • Self-criticism
  • Procrastination
  • Mental/Physical/Emotional Fatigue
  • Poor sleep habits
  • Increased worry, feeling anxious, and/or overwhelmed
  • Difficulty feeling accomplished
  • Trouble completing projects
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Feeling down, depressed, or even hopeless
Woman losing focus in class

How to Improve Concentration

There are numerous reasons that people, especially women, struggle to concentrate on the task at hand. Regardless or the reason(s) that are negatively impacting your ability to focus and get things done, we have effective strategies to help you address this area of your life. At Psychotherapy for Women, we help women improve their ability to concentrate by:

  • Learning to prioritize tasks
  • Increasing willingness to ask/receive help
  • Decreasing unrealistic expectations
  • Improving their self-esteem and confidence
  • Setting better, more healthy boundaries
  • Challenging/reframing beliefs surrounding productivity and accomplishments
  • Creating systems to help them get more done
  • Improving their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health
  • Practicing holistic care options to improve brain health
  • Decreasing substance use impacting cognitive functioning
  • Learning effective parenting strategies
  • Creating and following a healthy schedule/routine
  • Making time for self

Emphasis on helping women take better care of themselves ​

This is done by talking. I treat each person as just that: an individual person. We work to get your mental health to a solid place where you can focus on you.