COVID19 Update: During this unprecedented time, I am conducting all sessions via teletherapy on FaceTime and the Psychology Today telehealth platform. Please stay home and stay safe knowing that your trauma-informed therapy needs can be met.
Crap happens. Everyday. Some days worse than others. That is the world we live in. Friends and family members tell you to get over it and get on with your life, but how do you do that? They don't offer any kind of practical suggestions, other than things like "Just don't think about it." or "Stay busy." The problem is that when crap happens we have feelings about it, and our society's response to feelings is "Don't feel!" Consequently most people grow up not learning anything about how to feel their feelings and stay safe, instead they learn all kinds of creative ways to not feel. Generally speaking, the things we do to avoid our feelings are addictive and self destructive behaviors. Additionally, knowing what we now know about the mindbody connection, not feeling results in all kinds of physical ailments including chronic back pain, migraines, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia Syndrome, etc. All of these issues are destructive to your quality of life. Therefore, one of the main tasks of therapy is to learn to feel your feelings and stay safe. I offer therapy and coaching focused on developing healthy coping skills to deal with all the garbage life slings your way, which then creates a space for beauty and joy. Contact me to start the process of getting balance back in your life. I look forward to meeting you!