Your wound is probably not your fault, but your healing is your responsibility. Let’s do it together.
Clinical Social Worker in Park Slope, NY
Over empathizing leads to resentment with leads to feeling like a victim. This is called the codependent triangle and it's more common than you might think. By learning to make choices that serve ourselves and developing a clearer more cohesive sense of sene we can reduce our participation in this triangle and lead more more healthy lives.
Depression is akin to emotional indigestion. It's important to express our emotions and all the aspects of who we are. This can help unload some of the heaviness that leads to the feelings of depression.
Anxiety comes from discordant thought patterns that we respond to within our minds. We can learn to focus our minds and learn to not be reactive to these thoughts. This in conjunction with self soothing techniques can help reveal anxiety and allow us to live our lives with more peace.
I think it's important to help people more forward. Classic therapy is a little passive at times, often I recommend working with people in a coaching context to help them more effectively move forward in their lives.
I believe DBT is rooted in ancient mindful and meditative traditions of the past. With many years of meditative experience, I seek to help people to develop awareness of themselves and their surroundings in order to enhance their experience and learn to untangle their inner world.