“I want you to get excited about who you are, what you are, what you have, and what can still be for you. I want to inspire you to see that you can go far beyond where you are right now.” -Virginia Satir
I so wish I had said that! It is exactly how I feel and why I want to do this work. I understand feeling like you are “losing it” or “going crazy”. I understand the feeling of emptiness that can develop in relationships. I understand the hopes and fears of parenting. Wouldn’t it be great to find ways to see your own and others’ strengths? Wouldn’t it be great to tap into those strengths when things seem to be too much?
Here’s the thing: therapy is not magic. I wish I could offer you a “5-step plan to perfection” or “the one trick to never argue with your partner” or “this one thing will make your teen stop rolling their eyes.” I can’t. What I can offer is a safe, nonjudgmental space to find (perhaps re-find or re-define?) the strengths you possess right now that can move you toward change and growth.
My practice is non-pathologizing, collaborative, non-judgmental, and compassionate. My work is rooted in Experiential therapy, and I use tools gained through training in AIR Network, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Training, and Internal Family Systems theory.