Feeling truly seen and heard can be a profound and healing experience.
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Austin, TX
Supervised by Rebecca Lincoln, LPC-S #17816
The context we develop in plays a huge role in how we come to understand and relate to ourselves and our world. Experiences of abuse and trauma exist in religious environments, and religious institutions often do not provide support for let alone acknowledge misuses of power or privilege. Taking steps to relate to yourself, others, and your world more authentically is one of the bravest choices you can make, and I understand the cost it can take to do so. But you don't have to do it alone.
Co-dependency and people-pleasing go hand in hand. Often times, codependency is a symptom of a larger issue that's tied to safety and security in important relationships early on in life. I'm here to help you safely explore what's driving patterns of perfectionism, people-pleasing, and feelings of unworthiness so that you discover the freedom of living out of your most authentic, true self.
Anxiety can be about so many things - stress, fear, worry, relationships, work, belonging, and our ever-changing, unpredictable world. I'll help you find ways to reduce the intensity of anxiety symptoms, so that we can understand what your anxiety is trying to do for you. Relief is possible!
Self-esteem or self-worth lies at the very core of our being. We often develop our sense of self through relationships with others and early life experiences. Understanding how and why we believe things about ourselves can free us up to adopt new beliefs - such as worthiness, okay-ness, and even self-compassion.
We are wounded in relationship, and we can find healing in relationship too. I believe the quality of the therapist/client relationship is a source of healing in and of itself. That's why the therapist/client 'fit' is so crucial. You don't have to navigate everything on your own - let's do it together!