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Is Therapy Right For Me?
The idea of therapy can be so scary to most people. There can be so many questions running through your mind, like will I see the changes I want? Will I be able to move past this? Will I always feel alone?
Individual therapy is a helpful way to navigate life's difficulties and questions. It is also a helpful way to get specialized help and support in what you are struggling with.
Know that just by reading this, just by starting to search for a therapist you have taken the first step towards growth and healing.
“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it's having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it's our greatest measure of courage."
- Brene Brown
Whether you are still in the Church or you no longer want to associate with the Church, processing religious trauma can be difficult alone. You may be asking yourself should I leave the Church? How does this affect my faith? How do I deconstruct, reconstruct, and redefine? You are not alone in these questions and the effect these questions can have on our identity, community, and how we view the world. I take the approach of person centered non-judgmental therapist. I want to meet you where you are at. I will not inflict my own personal views on you, but rather create space for you to develop your own views and process through what comes up. I try in everything I do to create a space where you can feel safe to express yourself and heal.
Our opinions of our bodies and how we treat them can feed into how we view ourselves as a whole and how we view others and the world around us. You may have been struggling with dissatisfaction with your body image for a while. You may have been dieting, going through periods of not being able to look in the mirror or even struggling with an eating disorder. You may even have felt like this body is not you or not your own in some way. Know that you are not alone.
According to recent research over 90% of humans regardless of sex have experienced body image issues or dissatisfaction with their bodies in some way.
Therapy can help bring you back in relationship with your body. In therapy together we would look not just at how you view your body in the mirror but how your body is a person and you can be in a relationship with them. Through somatic healing, we can look at your body's sensations and the information your body gives as a deepening in body healing and loving your body not just for the image but for everything else your body does for you.
Have you had intrusive thoughts during sex? Maybe they are thoughts of am I enjoying this or you have been experiencing shame during or after sex. You may have been experiencing recent changes in your sex drive or have been questioning your sexuality. If these are true sex therapy may be a good fit for you.
Sex therapy covers a wide range of sexual health issues, ranging from sexual dysfunction and libido to sex education and processing through sexual shame. Sex therapy works in tandem with other therapies to provide a holistic approach.
If you have experienced sexual issues we can navigate these together in a safe environment free from shame and judgment. Note that I am LGBTQIA+ affirming and have experience working with these populations.
Anxiety symptoms can include excessive worry, agitation, restlessness, difficulty going out, panic attacks, phobias, intrusive thoughts, etc. Anxiety can affect the way you view yourself and the world around you. Your anxiety might be telling you right now that you are not enough, that you are not safe and never will be. Know that anxiety does not have to last forever and there is support and help for you.
As a therapist, I understand that anxiety often times comes alongside other mental health issues such as depression, grief, trauma, etc. Know that I am prepared to face these issues with you and that you are not alone in this. If you have noticed you have been struggling with anxiety feel free to reach out an schedule a consultation to see if we are a good fit together.