If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete”
– Jack Kornfield
Life can feel overwhelming at times. Maybe overwhelming and stressed out feels like your new normal, but life is not designed to be this way. Are you taking a backseat in your own life because you are so busy caring for everyone else or putting their needs first? Are you a young college student trying to adjust to the new demands of your life? Perhaps you are a young professional adjusting to your new chapter in life. Maybe you are a mom trying to figure out how to balance it all?
In case you need reminding or no one has ever told you this before, there is nothing wrong with you and you are not broken. Suffering happens to everyone. Women often contact me when they are having a hard time moving through depression or anxiety. Are you open to viewing what you are experiencing as a call to lean in with more curiosity and figure out what is not serving you well?
Anxiety, stress, deep sadness, daily demands, the never ending to-do list have a way of taking over and telling us that they are in control. I want you to know that it is possible to take back that control and start living the life you want for yourself, your true authentic self. When I work with women, we focus on what is the most important to you. You decide what you want your therapy experience to be like. We move at your pace and begin the healing process right where you are.
If you are ready to feel better and you are ready to make a change, come sit and get cozy on my couch. We will get to the root of what is causing you distress and develop a plan for change together.
You may benefit from therapy if you are experiencing the following:
- Excessive anger
- Depressed mood
- Difficulty sleeping
- Mood swings
- Thoughts of suicide
- Worrying all the time
What will therapy be like for me?
The first few sessions are spent getting to know you. Before any change can occur, it is important to build a trusting relationship. A clinical assessment will be completed during the first session and I will continue to gather information from you over the next couple of sessions. From there, we will develop a treatment plan that will guide our time together. You decide what therapy will be like. If you prefer traditional talk therapy, we will spend our time talking. If you are open to writing, creating art, or other expressive ways of exploring your thoughts and feelings, I will incorporate that into your sessions. Ultimately this is your time to focus on yourself and what is the most important to you.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)
- Mindful Self-Compassion
- Sandtray (to see an awesome video explanation of how and why this works, click here)