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Being a woman should not be scary!

Happy women in circle I am noticing a trend in my counseling practice.

Women are busier than ever.  Working women are more stressed than even before.  Working moms can’t handle the workload and subsequent tension and anxiety that comes with it (and shouldn’t have to). Technology, as wonderful as it is, provides obstacles to our peace of mind by inviting us to work 24/7.

Single, entrepreneurial moms (like me) are an ever-growing segment of the population.  The reality is that more marriages are ending in divorce and many women are choosing to be executives or business owners.  As a matter of fact, I think it’s good.  Not that being a single mom is good, but it is not a black or white issue.  It’s encouraging that women and moms are deciding to take charge of their lives.

This is a time like no other in history. We need to be aware of this transformation – this shift we women are making.   I believe we should actually take notice of this change and become aware of how we are adapting to it. Granted, for most of us, we haven’t been adapting very well!

We need to embrace it and actively seek support and guidance along the way.  This is new territory!  Uncharted terrain!  It can be scary, overwhelming and exhausting… but it can be done.

I want to help women to see the positives and help them embrace change – to always look for options to handle things – stress, overwhelm – better.   To see the opportunities in their situation.  I don’t want them seeing disaster.  As I have said many times before, this is a wonderful time in history to be a woman.  Our obstacles are more internal than external these days.

The more and more women I talk to about this topic — that it’s all true and definitely uncharted territory – the more positive feedback and acknowledgement I receive.  We women (especially moms) want to have it all.  We want to be strong, embrace our authenticity and leaderships skills as well as our weaknesses and vulnerabilities.  We want to be role models for our daughters and the next generation and that’s why we try so hard.

I do believe we can have it all, but not necessarily at the same time.

These are some of the reasons why I am so passionate about the topic of empowering women.

My name is Michelle Kelley and my goal is to help you navigate through the rough spots in your life.  Changing by yourself can be difficult, so I would like to offer you an opportunity to speak with me. Please don’t wait any longer. Call me today (any time of day) at 703.505.2413.


Michelle Kelley

Michelle Kelley Licensed Counselor, Owner, Girls Stand Strong

Licensed counselor and founder of Girls Stand Strong Michelle Kelley, LCSW, helps girls and women of all ages develop and improve their self-image, self-esteem, relationship and communication skills, emotional understanding, coping skills, the ability to handle difficult situations and people, and resiliency to create a brighter, better and more successful tomorrow. For more information about Michelle’s coaching and counseling services, call (703) 505-2413 or email michelle@girlsstandstrong.com.

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I just wanted to say THANK YOU. I left your office so inspired today.
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AnnaMay
To say Michelle changed our lives would not be an exaggeration. She was very empathetic and non-judgmental... She didn't make our daughter feel badly... She didn't make my husband and myself feel like incompetent parents.
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I definitely owe my newfound confidence to Michelle. Without her, I don’t know how I would’ve been able to come out of my horrible situation as such a better version of myself.
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Grace
People don't understand Michelle doesn’t just offer advice… which they seem to be afraid of hearing. I convey the message that the decisions you make are ultimately your own but Michelle will help you find clarity and sort through emotions.
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We felt comfortable knowing that Michelle would be the kind of counselor that would help our daughter see the good in herself, but also question some of her choices and actions.
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Patricia
You have brought back the communication ability that I thought that I lost. You helped her understand what we were feeling and she is such a better person for seeing you.
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Maggie
Michelle, you are so right about [my daughter] and how she thrives off of feelings of accomplishment. All seems to be good now. She amazes me every day with the way she is learning to handle tough situations.
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With Michelle’s guidance, I was able to accomplish in approximately 8 months what I hadn’t been able to over the past 15 years.
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Retired Arlington County Teacher
She helped me focus my attention toward problem-solving issues.
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Michelle is an excellent listener and her insights and advice were always right on target.
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She helped me in so many ways!
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Michelle Kelly saved my life. What more can I say?
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