If you are ready to live life aligned with who you are and not who you think you should be, let's talk. I specialize in people pleasing.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
I work with people who have a tendency to please others, which is a codependent trait. Codependency is when you take the role of rescuing someone and a people pleaser goes to extremes to not upset anyone. These are coping skills developed very early in life to feel safe. Their presence is guided by feelings like, fear, self-doubt, shame, guilt, anxiety etc. With my clients we focus on processing these feelings and working through the root cause of these coping skills.
I work with women struggling with relationship trauma, they feel powerless and helpless. Trauma from relationship is not limited to marriage or romantic relationships. It could be from work, friendship, in-law and sibling relationships. You might have ruminating thought, flashes etc even after the relationship ends. With my clients we focus on processing the memories in which the trauma is rooted. We also process experiences from childhood that keeps them stuck in unhealthy relationship.
EMDR helps reduce the intensity of the traumatic memory and brings you out of the fight, flight, freeze response. It helps you feel empowered to derive a new positive meaning from that experience and heal. The experience from your past will no longer have a hold on your present or future. I use EMDR in combination with IFS to help clients cope with anxiety, people pleasing and relationship trauma by working through their current experiences and processing childhood trauma.
Trauma is when our mind is not able to process and integrate information like it normally does, instead the information gets fragmented and we get re-triggered by related experiences. Trauma can be caused by one incident or a compilation of experiences. I work with people experiencing relationship trauma and adults who have a history of childhood trauma using a combination of EMDR and IFS.
Trauma is when our mind is not able to process and integrate information like it normally does, instead the information gets fragmented and we get re-triggered by related experiences. Trauma can be caused by one incident or a compilation of experiences. I work with people experiencing relationship trauma and adults who have a history of childhood trauma both of which are a result of compilation of experiences, using a combination of EMDR and IFS.
IFS believes that there is a family of parts within us that shows up to keep us safe. There are no bad part, they all have different jobs in your system that they are responsible for to keep you safe and help you survive. The goal in therapy is to help you get in touch with your self energy that is the part of you that is curious, compassionate, confident, courageous and form a relationship with your protector parts that have been working so hard to keep you safe and unburden your wounded parts.