Individual Therapy

Things feel off…

You feel overwhelmed, lost, and hopeless. You’re struggling to get back to your “normal self” or having trouble working through things on your own.

But what if you could evolve into something even better than your previous normal self and use the crappy stuff you’ve been dealing with to grow into an even stronger and more amazing version of yourself?

What if…

What if that anxiety that you despise is actually trying to communicate something valuable to you – something like, “Leave that toxic job that’s stealing your best years!”

Or maybe your depression is actually coming from a loving place: “I’m overly rigid, policing those parts that can be too much for others to protect you from feeling rejected and unlovable.”

All of a sudden, we understand our anxiety and depression as allies instead of enemies. When that happens, the fun part of therapy begins.

What’s the fun part? you ask. Positive shifts, movement, deep healing, and using your newfound allies to help you grow instead of collapse.

Maybe you’re hesitant to reach out…

Are you thinking right now, “Things aren’t that bad. I should be able to do this on my own,” or “There’s probably something wrong with me, and I can’t be helped”?

Maybe you’re afraid this will be another let-down or disappointment… and that you’ll be misunderstood, judged, or dismissed.

The truth is, though, that you’re struggling. And you know deep down that if you don’t get the support you need, you’ll end up in a bad place:

Projecting your unhealed wounds onto other people and relationships…

Perpetuating patterns of avoidance and anger…

Passing baggage down to your kids…

Feeling secretly resentful of others when they get their needs met and you don’t…

Continuing the losing game of mind-reading instead of having clarity about where you and others stand…

Or white-knuckling it through your anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem every day.

You don’t have to keep suffering.

I’m here to accompany you on your path to healing in a non-shaming, non-pathologizing way.

We’ll identify tangible things you can do to start to improve your life, as well as look at how past events may be contributing to your unease.

We know that things grow under pressure, like diamonds, plants, and muscles. That’s true for psychological processes, too. By that logic, psychological pressure is not only good, but necessary for discovering more about who we are and who we can be.

However, the key to this growth factor is a good therapist who can act as a guide for applying just the right amount of pressure at just the right time.

I’ll help you build up resilience and resources to ensure you can respond to the pressure in the moment. Think of it like going to the gym with a personal trainer who helps you find the right exercises, weight, and the number of reps for your body. If you do it on your own, you might pick up a weight that’s too heavy and throw out your back, or, on the other end of the spectrum, you might pick up a weight that’s too light and not see any change.

If you’re ready to see that change, I’m here for you.

If you’re still here reading these words and have even the slightest bit of willingness, please reach out.

Just do it. I’ll be a friendly voice on the other side of the phone.

Call me at (619) 663-6433 to schedule a free 20-minute consultation.