You are the expert on your own life.
It's about time you feel that way.
LET'S TEAM UP
Most individuals I see are looking for help on finding confidence, increasing happiness, and decreasing the control their perfectionism has on them. I work with many women who feel constantly needed by everyone else but leaving no time or focus for themselves. I really enjoy working with women who are seeking change in their life – related to career, social life, personal development – but don’t know where to start or how to make positive change happen. They want independence and freedom but also a sense of belonging and connection.
I am a believer in self-reflection and concrete direction. I help others create a vision for their goals, plan the steps to achieve, and promote a mindset to match. Other individuals I enjoy working with are those who wish to manage their lifestyle more healthily in regards to diet, exercise, and sleep.
The therapy relationship is different than one of family, or friendships you have or have had in the past. I will support you, guide you, offer a helpful perspective, and celebrate each of your gains. I’ll let you know when you’re jumping to negative conclusions and I’ll do the same when you aren’t giving yourself enough credit. I create a connection with my clients in the first session through my casual tone, conversational communication style, and my ability to make others comfortable almost immediately.
Here are some common issues addressed in therapy:
Communication & conflict skills
Recovering from betrayal or trust issues
Body image concerns
Lifestyle management: eat, move, sleep
Identifying your needs
Difficult family relationships
Creating boundaries with other
Involvement in hobbies and/or social life
Navigating the dating world: committing and breaking up
Healing from painful relationships
Everyday areas of conflict: finances, housework, sex, etc.
Life transitions: school, career, moving, parenting
Worry, stress, and anxiety
Everyone has something to work through.
Stuff happens, priorities shift, circumstances change. Because therapy can help with so many things, it’s bound to be helpful for any person at some point in their lives.
You’ll never regret helping yourself.
I often ask my clients: “If you make this change, are you going to regret it?”
Spoiler alert: the answer is always “no.”
Participating in your own life is what’s most empowering.
You don't always have to just go through the motions.
Imperfect is welcome.
Feel free to leave your perfectionism at the door.
You are not better than anyone else, but you are just as good.
Social comparison makes us forget this sometimes.
Determination > Motivation
No one wakes up every single day completely motivated. Be determined to help yourself, don’t wait for the motivation to come.
“Mental health” isn’t sexy, but taking care of yourself is.
Make your self-care a priority. All the cool kids are doing it.
You’re worth the time, money, energy and effort spent in therapy.
Therapy will help you clarify your goals and teach you how to get there. You’re worth the hard conversations and the babysitter and the extra hour you might have to work at your job.
It’s not about what you need to do. It’s about who you want to be. Because the satisfaction of marking things off your to-do list won’t last near as long as the total person change you’re looking for.
Your new life is going to cost you your old one, and that’s okay.
We would all stay stuck if we only did what was comfortable.