“Enlightenment consists not merely in the seeing of luminous shapes and visions, but in making the darkness visible. The latter procedure is more difficult and therefore, unpopular.” ~ Carl Jung
In individual therapy, the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and client, and the ongoing human-to-human connection, provides the safe space to experience oneself more fully.
As your therapist, I offer a calm, curious, compassionate, creative, confident, connected, courageous and clarity-seeking self so that I can work collaboratively with you. With the Collaborative approach, I encourage you to become the co-therapist and I trust that you know yourself (or you have the potential to know yourself) better than anyone else. Collaborative therapy does not mean that the therapy is without direction, but that you are in the drivers seat. You are safe to explore at your own pace, while in my presence, without pushing, pathologizing or re-traumatizing.
- are you harboring wounds that fuel your extreme beliefs, feelings and behaviors?
- do you turn away from your deeper suffering only to experience more of the same?
- are you afraid of feeling?
- is it possible that your extreme beliefs have been a way to survive the painful wounds that are hidden underneath?
As a psychotherapist and marriage and family therapist, I believe that people have the capacity for change and are equipped with the inner resources to do so. I have confidence that people can heal if they want to, and if they are willing to contribute what they need and to be nurturing to themselves, growth occurs. Feeling is healing.
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