I believe that every human being is a jewel of inestimable value. As a therapist I take on the role of catalyst- a catalyst for change. I am responsible for creating a sanctuary space, within which I place faith in the power of the therapeutic connection when combined with self-acceptance, discovery of core values, self-knowledge and our stories to guide us to enlightenment and positive choices Changes come from acceptance and acknowledgement of who we are and commitment to acting consistently with our core values .
We need to re -remember and retell our childhood stories as our adult selves. As we witness and explore our life narratives, we gain in understanding. We recognize our assumptions and limiting beliefs. We can gain the freedom to choose who we want to be for the next stage of our life. We cannot change our past but we can disengage from past entanglements. We can be kind and compassionate to ourselves and those around us. We are all human. Life happens. Pain happens. Grief Happens. We are not alone. In the midst of family, community and shared humanity, we heal. We can bloom wherever we are planted.
Therapy helps us regain balance. Therapy helps us discover how to open doors, create shields and prevent making things worse. Therapy helps us believe in something within us as well as something bigger then ourselves . Therapy provides a space for reflection, respite and action.
Therapy is a place for you to be heard and seen. A place for you to be able to sit with the dark and look to the light. Therapy is a journey. I believe in you. Let us walk for a time together.
The lyrics from Dear Evan Hansen's "You Will Be Found" say it all...
Even when the dark comes crashing through
When you need a friend to carry you
And when you're broken on the ground
You will be found
So let the sun come streaming in
'Cause you'll reach up and you'll rise again
Lift your head and look around
You will be found
“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.”