I value you and your wisdom, we will work from an eclectic and person centered approach to find the growth and authenticity you want.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Silverdale, WA
You may be coming out of a religious/spiritual environment that was highly controlling and shame/guilt based. I will support you as you deconstruct the experience, finding yourself and what you believe and want in the process.
Relationships of all shapes and sizes can create distress and confusion in our lives. We learn patterns of behavior and communication in our families of origin. These may not be healthy but because it is our normal it is hard to identify. Learning our feelings and needs, working on direct communication and boundaries can support us as we find and foster supportive relationships moving forward.
Where to begin! I believe that life events even crises can be the doorway to change, growth and resilience that would not be possible otherwise. This is not to say that we deserve losing a job or getting in an accident but, in the therapeutic setting we can begin to re-story the events to support our empowerment and future growth and development.
I have learned in my own experience that the body is central to any therapeutic process. We will learn about the nervous system and how your survival responses may be effecting your life in ways you are unaware of. We will support healing from the inside out.
Sometimes we think we should be all one thing or the other. Healed/not healed. Seeing ourselves as a multiplicity is a more appropriate and evidence based view. We hold all of our ages and stages. We will work with the many aspects of ourselves to move forward in a way that is authentic to you.
Fundamentally, therapy works because of the trust developed in the therapeutic relationship. This is a mirror to our early attachment systems which may have been effected by early family events and later relationships. We are gifted with neuroplasticity, which allows these systems to be rewired and reengineered within safe supportive relationships.
Whether you have experienced a single traumatic event or have a sequence of relational events that have been traumatic, I am here for you. I have lived experience that keeps me honest and empathetic when we are facing symptoms and distress that keep us away from the life we want.