I want to give you the gift of belonging to yourself. Of being yourself. Knowing yourself. Accepting yourself. Believing in yourself.
Come home to yourself. Come home to your body, your feelings, your thoughts, your goals, your desires. Live out of who you are, not who you think you should be or others want you to be. You are worth it.
You have the opportunity to decide what good things you want more of and what bad things you want less of in your life.
Counseling is not just a process of focusing on the difficult things in life. Rather, it is a journey of envisioning and living the things you want while overcoming the obstacles holding you back. The result?
You finally leave the baggage behind. You find the comfort, courage, and connection you are seeking. You are free to move forward with your life. You can live the life you want.
Just about everyone has experienced trauma on some level, whether or not you feel that your negative experiences rise to the level of "abuse."
No matter what you have been through, you can heal and move on.
Counseling is more than talking about difficult things in your life. It’s also a process of envisioning and living into what you want and overcoming the obstacles that are holding you back.
It's learning to believe in yourself, accept yourself, stand up for yourself. It's learning to come home to yourself.
What do you want more of in your life?
Whether your parents meant well and tried their hardest or not, you still may have some areas that need healing and attention.
Some of your childhood wounds may be the result of:
The Enneagram is a personality framework that helps you understand your deepest motivations, desires, and needs. It helps you see clearly both your superpower and your Achilles heel.
EMDR is a unique treatment modality that enables your body to place a difficult memory in the past, feel that it is resolved, and come away with a positive belief about yourself for getting through the difficult event.
Internal Family Systems can help you reduce the war within and help you feel more centered, self-aware, and peace.
The ecosystem of our internal worlds is similar and connected to the ecosystem of the world at large. The harmful -isms that surround us (racism, sexism, toxic capitalism and masculinity, white supremacy, colonialism, toxic individualism, etc.) create oppressive systems externally. These affect those marginalized by these -isms the most (people of color, LGBTQIA, disabled, etc.). They create chronic stress, lack of resources and opportunities, which in turn have negative psychological, emotional, and physical effects. The -isms also are internalized and wreak havoc internally as well (e.g. through perfectionism, shame, never-enoughness, self-doubt, etc.). All these -isms need to be recognized as a part of what we need to address through social justice and internal healing.