Wondering how you ended up at this point in your life? Something’s off. Everyone around you is happy and satisfied. Their relationships are growing. They are living their happy, social media perfect lives. But not you. You feel alone even with your friends. You fear this feeling of being alone but have trouble trusting people. You don't know what to do.
We live in a society that says we should never need help. We should pull ourselves up by our bootstraps and never have any life experience that is too difficult to handle on our own. We are taught that we should never show hurt or pain. A childhood message most people are familiar with is, “If you don’t stop crying, I’ll give you something to cry about.” It is painfully common for adults, both men and women, to apologize immediately for crying.
It probably started out as something small, something that you know most people don’t even react to. A vague email from a boss, a confusing look from your friend or significant other.
And you ask yourself
What did I do wrong? Did I mess something up? Are they mad at me? What if I screwed up this friendship? What if I get fired? What if my significant other leaves me? What if I'm destined to be alone?
What if, what if, what if…
Then there’s your body, heart beating like it’s going to pound out of your chest, tight shoulders, sweaty palms. You ask, "Am I having a heart attack?" Then it all calms down. Sometimes you know what started it, and then there are times when you have no idea what set you off.
You’ve already taken a very important step by looking for a therapist.
Therapy is first and foremost about you — and your desire for change. It is my role to create a safe and productive environment in which the changes you desire can occur.
Go a little further, and you can be on your way. It’s simple from here. Email me or phone me, and I can get you started. We’ll have a brief call and get you on a different path
Are you seeking a sensitive therapist who will not make any assumptions, but will honor your unique story, history and journey? Have you been told that therapy is for the weak or for those whose faith is not strong enough? Are you looking for a place where you can feel safe enough to say everything you need to without feeling as though you need to take care of the therapist?
For over 6 years, I have specialized in offering a safe space for people to address such issues as depression, anxiety, bereavement, relational conflict, personal growth, career stagnation, childhood abuse/sexual trauma and the cumulative trauma of racist/sexist micro-aggressions.
Therapy is for anyone. Gaining the capacity to face complicated, and oftentimes, frightening emotions is one of the bravest things you can do. The first step is simple: Just call or email. I am an out of network insurance provider. The full fee is paid upfront and you are reimbursed by your insurance.