Individual therapy is about empowerment. Many people believe it’s the therapist’s job to make them feel better. When we get stuck, we often wait for external change to happen. But change doesn’t happen to us, it comes from within. A better plan for creating change is the art of self-mastery. This is a skill that must be learned. Individual therapy facilitates this learning by helping you examine your issues and find hidden your strengths, which gives you choice and freedom.
Everyone is unique, so each therapy is tailored to your needs. I listen deeply to what you are saying, but also to what your body and energy are telling me – listening to the words behind the words. Reflecting back what I hear gives you fresh insight into yourself. When we slow down and face ourselves, amazing things start to happen. Hidden energy comes forth, life becomes more interesting, and you find that solving problems isn’t as important as feeling empowered to be who you truly are.
Emotional pain can be difficult to overcome because traumatic memory gets “stuck” in our brain. The experience can remain active, tucked away in the unconscious, long after it occurred. As a result, beliefs that we form go unchallenged yet continue to impact our lives. These thoughts, feelings, and beliefs become the personal truths we live by. My skill is asking powerful questions which shines new light in old places. Therapy is ultimately a journey of self-discovery. In our work, you’ll find greater purpose, develop better habits, and create a sense of connection and new meaning in your life.
Often when we can’t move forward, it means that we’re lacking clarity and meaning. Humans need purpose. A life devoid of it lacks vitality. Without purpose it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. From an existential perspective, each of us is responsible for giving meaning to his or her life and to live it sincerely and truthfully. This can feel daunting. You are not alone. I’m a fellow traveler, with you, on this important journey of self-discovery.