What You Can Expect in Therapy
“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.” ~Brene Brown
Talking to someone about the not-so-shiny stuff going on in our lives and in ourselves can feel very alarming. Maybe you have never thought about going to counseling before now. Maybe you have already been to counseling and the experience left you hesitant to try again. Whatever your path has been, if you are reading this then there is a good chance you are currently feeling that something is keeping you feeling stuck and unable to move forward.
When people have experienced traumatic things in the past, it can often have long-lasting effects that we don’t always recognize. As a result we blame, criticize, and judge ourselves when we don’t understand why we think, feel, and act the way we do. Sometimes our self-sabotaging behaviors spill out onto the people we care about the most, leading to even more guilt and shame.
It takes a tremendous amount of courage to show up fully and share our stories wholeheartedly. For that reason I approach our work together with the utmost respect and humility and strive to foster a collaborative partnership with you built on honesty, trust, acceptance, and unconditional positive regard.
I have been working with Washingtonians since 2015 to provide a comfortable, safe, and non-judgmental space to honor their story, let go of painful self-judgments, and develop a kindhearted relationship with themselves. Through our work together, you’ll find new ways to cope with distressful experiences, reduce anxiety, and manage stress. You will learn how to have better communication with your loved ones and set healthy boundaries without feeling guilty about it.