You’re feeling stuck
You're feeling stuck and alone. You want to move forward, but the things you've tried are not working. Now, you do what you need to get through each day. You've been doing that for a while, but you want more. You want full life.
If your therapy is all "talk", it won't help. You could go around in circles for years and never take one step forward. In therapy you want more than just "insight", you want the ability to stop panic attacks, feel better about yourself, be more present, to be productive at work, and have healthy relationships. You want tools. Not just talk.
Combining talking + building skills can help
In therapy with me, we'll combine tools and talk. Talking, especially about the past, is hard. That's why our first few sessions are devoted to building skills until you feel safe enough to share. Talking about the future can be difficult, too. That's why we spend time breaking down any impossible-sounding goals into small manageable steps.
We'll also think about the ways the trauma has lowered your self-confidence, your ability to focus, your work functioning, and trust of others. I'll provide tools and encouragement to raise them again. We'll practice; we'll role play. I'll go at your pace. Sometimes that means dropping the plan for the session altogether, so we can focus on you feeling safe. My goal is to equip you with the tools to work yourself through your struggles when you're out of the office.
If that sounds like what you're looking for, then I can't wait to hear from you!
When we hear the words "abuse" or "trauma", we tend to think of things like war, airplane accidents, and sexual abuse. But the reality is there are many life situations that can be traumatic.
A toxic relationship, the death of a loved one, an unexpected illness, racism, poverty... all of these things can be traumatic in that they can change who you are and make you feel stuck, confused, or lost. If you aren't sure if what happened to you falls into this category, that's okay. We can talk about that together in our first meeting.
Schedule your first session
You don't have to wait, or work up the courage to pick up the phone! Set up your appointment through my online scheduler.