My Approach to Helping
Are you feeling abandoned by your significant other? Are you struggling with the feeling of abandonment? Is abandonment constantly getting on the way of feeling functional? Abandonment can bring a lot of stress and anxiety. Abandonment can bring patterns and behaviors of people pleasing and codependency. Abandonment can make it difficult to trust yourself and others. Abandonment can make you feel doubtful about the insecurities or concerns that you often struggle with but no one seems to understand you or validates what you feel.
The struggle to have a need to people please even if it is not in your best interest, the fear of being abandoned and the constant pattern of engaging into and maintaining unhealthy relationships. Life gets too difficult because you feel unworthy of love. You are constantly avoiding emotional intimacy because of insecurity and self-doubt. But the fear of doing something different is too overwhelming especially because you have no idea what that could be. At the end of the day you are longing for love, understanding and validation, which seem impossible to attain. All it takes is hope and curiosity to start understanding and appreciating your own strengths and weaknesses. A healthier and happier life is possible by understanding that your own needs are just as important as those of others and by learning how to set boundaries to help you feel free of unrealistic expectations.
My practice is based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with a person-centered therapy approach. CBT shows us that our thoughts, emotions and behaviors are all connected and depending on the perspective that we give to each situation, whether negative or positive will create the outcome of our well-being. CBT also helps us become more self-aware by understanding that we might have certain dysfunctional core beliefs that were learned from those around us and our past experiences.
I offer a safe place with compassion, empathy and honesty with a non-judgmental presence. I trust that when you feel the safety of the environment it will give you an opportunity to say the things you would otherwise never say. I strive to help you process and to learn new tools to finally feel unstuck again and to learn how to finally trust yourself.