When we are no longer able to change a situation we are then forced to change ourselves -Viktor E. Frankl
Finding a therapist can be so overwhelming, confusing and stressful. The options are endless and people often find themselves giving up before they even start. I know because I have been there, but I want to help you get through that. I do my best to move at a pace that feels comfortable and gives you the opportunity to guide the sessions. While I am trained in various areas of mental health I believe that my most valuable tool is bringing my authentic self to each session.
The women I see in my practice are tired of feeling stuck in old patterns that get in the way of healthy and happy relationships. They want relief from anxiety and suffering and have a desire to gain a deeper understanding to their own behavior and the impact it has on their relationships. I strive to provide a safe non judgmental space where we can work together to discover where these patterns originate and learn to establish new behaviors and thoughts processes.
Areas of concern that bring women to therapy:
Dating/Relationships: I know I'm not alone when I say that the world of dating has changed dramatically since the invention of the internet and dating apps. While this can be a great way to meet new people it can also bring on a whole other set of issues to a world that felt difficult to navigate before the internet. Many of the women I work with find themselves intensely anxious, challenging their self worth, or just overwhelmed by the process
Family of Origin issues:There's no doubt about it, our families can trigger us whether we realize it or not. Understanding family dynamics and how they impacted you growing up can lead to a deeper understanding of your own development and how you relate to others today
Separation/Divorce: This is such a difficult time for everyone and if there are children involved that makes it all the more complicated. Suddenly the person you imagined you would spend your life with doesn't seem like the same person anymore, you've drifted apart, or you just feel like you are no longer good together or for each other. There may be many areas of your life that are now changing which can be immensely painful. Having a safe space to process, understand, and maneuver through this process can be helpful
Trama: Just like family of origin, having a significant traumatic experience can contribute greatly to how you do or do not connect with others. Exploring the trauma and the triggers can be helpful to unravel those patterns and create new ones.
If any of these situations feel familiar and you're interested in working together feel free to contact me