You feel unseen, unheard and misunderstood and struggle to let others in. Often that begins with not knowing or liking yourself.
I invite you to slow down and will teach you how you can make peace with your whole self. We'll begin with creating space to explore and understand why you don't know or like yourself. And then we'll listen to that why that is. How it has helped you, up until this point, to survive in the world. Then we'll help you to begin tuning inwards rather than outward. Together we can explore the stories you tell yourself and how those stories affect your relationships.
I am active. I will engage. I will call you out. I will help you shift your mindset when necessary. Let's be honest, you wouldn't be coming to therapy if you didn't need to make some shifts. And you know that.
Individual work is still “Relationship Work.” Why? Because you are in relationship with your Self.
You are likely your worst critic; we are all so hard on ourselves.
Inner Relationship Work is about the practice of self-compassion. It starts with learning how to recognize your human imperfections and not berate yourself for them, nor excuse yourself from responsibility.
Self-Compassion. Gentleness. Forgiveness.
Whether you’re coming to this work alone, with others in a relationship, or in relation to your work, it always plays out in three stages.
Work on Your Own Stuff. We'll figure out what's going on for you. What is coming up from your historical past (your childhood). How you handle your emotions. Why you get caught in unproductive and unhealthy thought loops and how to stop the cycle.
See What Happens. As you get healthier, it'll shift all of your relationships. We explore what that shift will look like.
Deal With It. Some of those shifts will be uncomfortable, yet you will be better equipped to deal with whatever comes your way and step out of the unhealthy patterns.