Your story matters. I want to hear it. Seeing individuals, couples, families, & co-parents.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX
Supervised by Michelle Silva Segura, LMFT-S, LPC-S, SEP
Leading a family looks like all kinds of things now which is so exciting. But it can also make navigating conflict, defining roles, and compromising difficult because old rules don’t apply. Defining these relationships can be tough - and incredibly rewarding because everyone is on board to prioritize their family. There's so much hope in complex, tough circumstances.
Each and every one of us has been through a lot. Your suffering matters. It has brought you where you are now, and you're completely allowed to move forward living your best life even with a sense of woundedness. But your wounds don't have to be your everything. Let's lighten that load and create some space for a new kind of story.
What is therapy for if not personal growth? Maybe you don't have something specific in mind except a general curiosity about whether you could be living a more fulfilling story. I love that. Let's explore that curiosity together.
I subscribe to a particular feminist therapy called relational cultural theory. It provides a framework for the client-therapist relationship that aspires to create a space for two (or more) equals to work together, with a deep, concerted effort by the therapist to address and remove power differentials. I love this approach because it honors the fact that each of us has found our identities within culture and relationships, and as a result of systems of oppression.
I think relationships are a big deal when it comes to the experience of being human. It's a big enough deal that I'm pretty sure I've said it about a dozen times on here already! As a relational therapist, I care about not only the relationships outside the therapy room, but the one within it as well. It's a unique connection that can help illuminate patterns outside the therapy room, including how things could be different and better.
We are all so many things! Being an eclectic therapist means I don't have a one-size-fits-all approach to working with my clients. It also means that lots of different approaches influence me, and I've tried to come up with my own flavor of therapy. It allows me to show up authentically as myself with my clients, while also relying on the wisdom of lots of different approaches.
Your romantic and sexual orientation, gender identity, and relational preferences matter to you, so they matter to me, too. I trust that you’re the expert in your relationship. I would be honored to support you in making it the best relationship it can be.