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You know that “stuck” feeling, when you’ve either just been through a big change, or you’re heading towards one? Maybe you’re stuck by fear. Or perhaps it’s anxiety, uncertainly, depression, or self-doubt. Let’s face it, even exciting changes can leave us feeling edgy, afraid, and vulnerable!
But guess what? All of those feelings are completely normal, and psychotherapy can help. When we learn to manage difficult emotions, it increases our self-confidence, helps us relate more healthfully with others, and it enables us us to move on with our lives.
I use a variety of techniques to help people get unstuck, heal past trauma, and get excited about the future.
WHY I MIGHT BE THE RIGHT THERAPIST FOR YOU
Well, first of all, I've been there. I know that "stuck" place: the raw, consuming grief that follows the death of a spouse, a sibling, a parent, or a beloved furry companion. I've experienced the disappointment of divorce, the fear and uncertainty of a major health scare, and the life-changing power of a near-death experience (NDE). And then there's the "exciterror" (excitement intermixed with terror) that accompanies a welcomed and anticipated, new journey. Anxiety? Depression? Check! Check! Life-changing career move? Check! Self-doubt, imposter syndrome, and trauma? Check, check, and check!
And now I'm here, on the other side of that paralyzing stuckness, where my dreams and goals have no limitations. I live life on my terms. Do I have an occasional "bad" day? Sure, we all do, but those days don't define me. I got to this place, and I stay here, by consciously attending to my whole self. You can choose to do that, too, and I'm happy to help.
I take a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach to wellness. That's a heckuva long string of hyphenated words, I know, and I won't bore you with psycho babble. In short, I address the whole Person, because true wellness demands a holistic approach. When we experience loss in one area, it creates imbalance in all areas. As a psychotherapist, an Intuitive, a Reiki practitioner, professional artist, and an end-of-life Doula, I bring a diverse skill set into our work together.
So, what makes me different from any other Therapist? I don't know. Maybe a lot, and maybe very little. There are many approaches to Therapy, many styles and protocols. Here's the important thing to remember: The relationship between Client and Therapist is one of collaboration and trust, and it's important that we not only "get" each other, but that we hold unconditional positive regard for one another. This all makes for a successful working partnership.
Finally, know this: Finding just the right Therapist for you may take time and energy. That's okay! You're worth it. If I'm not "the one," and I'm able to help with your search, I will.
WHY YOU MIGHT BE THE RIGHT CLIENT FOR ME
Things have changed, or they're in the process of changing, and you feel stuck. You know, in your gut, that there's a way out, or a way forward, but "the way" just isn't clear. To use a popular expression, you can't see the forest for the trees.
Or, perhaps you're in a place in life, a natural transition or new life phase, and you have a sudden awareness that's taken you by surprise. You realize that you've lost sight of your Self, lost sight of your dreams or purpose, and you don't know what to do. Fear, self-doubt, guilt, sadness, anxiety, or even the opinions of others may be standing between you and your best, greatest, and highest Self.
Does any of this sound familiar?
Whatever's going on right now, understand that, while this is a part of your human experience, it is not who you are. It doesn't, by any means, define you. You're not "sick" or "crazy." You are experiencing something that doesn't feel good, and that "not-good" feeling is a message from your higher Self. It's telling you that things are out of balance. As lonely as that feels, right now, rest assured you are not alone.
“It is when we are in transition that we are most completely alive” William Bridges.
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