My Approach to Helping
Are you someone who gives everything you’ve got, but you still end up feeling like you’re always getting the short end of the stick? Maybe in relationships, you feel like you’re the one that’s there for others, but no one is there for you. Perhaps you are frequently going the extra mile at work, but no one seems to notice – or even worse your kindness gets taken advantage of. Or maybe you feel like you’re doing everything you “should” be doing in your life but you don’t receive the happiness and contentment that should also accompany it. It can feel so defeating to invest heavily into your life without a return on investment to show for it.
I know from experience that things can be different for you. Therapy can be a unique relationship that creates the safety for you to be honest about what’s going wrong without feeling judged or like there’s something wrong with you. In time, we can undo the familiar habits of self-blame and self-doubt, and replace them with new habits of self-acceptance, assertiveness, and self-compassion. We can begin to replace criticism with curiosity – as you grow to understand why you do what you do and why you feel what you feel, you may come around to the wisdom of what your emotions have been trying to tell you.