As women, it can be so difficult to know what we need, let alone ask for those needs to be met. In my practice, I help women who feel boxed in by self-doubt, stuck in self-criticism, or crippled by the expectations of others. Some women come to me burned out, wanting to understand where they went wrong. Some come in to process their pain from church or religion – feelings of rejection, dark night of the soul, legalism, or doubt in God. Many of my clients are trying to cope with depression or stress from the crazy season of life called motherhood.
Together, we work on healing their past pain so they can grow and move on. I would be honored to walk along side you as you discover what’s holding you back so you can grow into a happier, more hopeful life.
Clients often come to me when their children are having big feelings that they’re having a hard time understanding and dealing with. My specialties include big life transitions – such as the birth or adoption of a sibling, a move or change of schools or the loss of an important person in a child’s life. I love talking with kids about adjusting to a new diagnosis or ongoing physical or intellectual difference in a child. Sometimes we deal with recovery from a traumatic event or ongoing traumatic situations like abuse or neglect. My goal is to help children learn emotional regulation and give them the coping skills they need to thrive in life.
You may be looking for counseling because you want to process how your past impacts your life now. You may be realizing you can’t keep going on with the pain of your past weighing so heavily. You might have tried to ignore or numb those emotions or try to tell yourself you need to just get over it.
As a therapist specializing in this kind of concern I want to help you learn how your past affects you now. I have specialized training to help you heal from your past experiences and connect better to your partner and yourself. I want to help you build a post-trauma identity that feels authentic and hopeful.