The folks I work with, say things like, “I look like I have it all together from the outside but on the inside it’s a different story”. My clients feel they have to “put on a good front” or be “on” all the time. They often describe themselves as people pleasing and needing to be well liked. They take care of everyone else, feel under-appreciated, overworked and exhausted. They can feel indecisive, have a difficult time knowing what they want or need, or have an impossible time asking for help. My clients are hard on themselves, often experience pervasive guilt and can describe coping in unhelpful ways or self-sabotaging.
I guide and support my clients to connect with themselves so they are able to have deep, meaningful connections with others. I help people explore, understand and begin to gain experience showing up in the world as their most authentic self. My clients learn new ways to cope, care for themselves, get their needs met and have richer, more joyful lives.
I truly enjoy what I do. I am deeply privileged to hold witness to a person’s stories. Therapy can be a powerful space that honors the beautiful complexity of what it means to be human. I believe each of us has the capacity for change and transformative healing.