Empowering high-achieving women to banish burnout & step into joy. You deserve balance, pleasure, & to put yourself first-without guilt!
Psychologist in St. Petersburg, FL
Power dynamics within the therapeutic relationship as well as society at large matter. We cannot ignore the systemic and environmental contexts in which we all live. I respect and honor your expertise on yourself and your world. I am here as a guide to help you heal, not as an expert to "fix." Collaborative and empowering are my most authentic ways to work with others.
When desired by the client, I can be very solutions-focused and results oriented. I can help clients set clear goals, provide accountability for that progress, and work through the barriers that make concrete change so tough sometimes. I am strengths-based and empowering. Therapy with a coaching flavor can be absolutely transformative. Let's explore how you can go from "suck it up and deal" to "I love my life!"
The relationship (safety, trust, feedback, consistency, empathy, understanding) between client and therapist is the #1 predictor of success in mental health treatment. I believe relationships/connection is the key to healing. Relationship with ourselves, loved ones, the planet, etc. Using the therapeutic relationship to practice new ways of thinking, feeling, and interacting can be a powerful way to heal and redesign your life outside of therapy.
Hustle and grind, do more, move faster, be everything to everyone and available at all times....sacrifice yourself for your career and family. No more!! Doing all the "right things" can leave you with a life that looks good but not one that feels good. Shame and ignoring true feelings to put on a happy face so no one else is disappointed will destroy your mind, body, and spirit. Burnout recovery is more than just self-care activities. Let's build a life we don't need to escape from!
Having a safe, non-judgemental place to be heard, seen, and emotionally held is an amazing container and facilitator for your ability to heal, grow, and prosper. It takes courage and support to step into our own personal power and create a life that is aligned with our values and needs. You can be the best version of yourself without people-pleasing, perfectionism, past trauma, or society's messages getting in the way.
F**k society's rules about women being selfless. You do not exist simply to serve others. Your dreams, needs, feelings, thoughts, preferences, desires, and values matter. You deserve to have a life of joy, ease, adventure, connection, satisfaction, and meaning. To create and enjoy a life that is aligned with your definition of "having it all." No more settling and tolerating. It's time to heal, prosper, and thrive!