“And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers…. And new ones will find you and cherish you. … And at last you’ll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.” – Audre Lorde
Are you seeking tools for understanding who you are and what’s happening in your life? Perhaps your trusted resources are not as useful right now, or you are noticing old, destructive, uncomfortable patterns emerging. Perhaps you are feeling stuck– or maybe the things that used to work aren’t helping anymore. In taking the time to research therapists, you are offering respect for yourself, your spirit, your history, and your impact on the world.
I work with adults, youth, and couples in all stages of relationship development. If you’re an individual seeking therapy, you may be awakening to emerging questions about your identity, or you may find yourself moving through a time of unexpected self-discovery. You may be noticing toxic patterns emerging that you would like to understand and undo. Perhaps you are an activist, artist, teacher, young person, or a new parent. You might consider yourself on the “fringe” of the dominant social, sexual, or cultural narrative. You may be seeking gender congruence or in the transitioning process, or have questions about sex and sexuality. You might be working on sobriety or reducing your exposure to substances or circumstances that cause you harm, and feel ready to delve into some of the underlying influences on your behavior. You might be experiencing depression, mourning the loss of someone you love, feeling the impact of long-term or recent trauma, anxiety, dissatisfaction at work or with friends, body dysphoria, frustration, or feel unsure of your direction. These difficulties and your questions about them are your healers; paying attention to their messages can help move you forward.
The most courageous and compassionate thing you can do for yourself is to ask for help when you need it. Give me a call today to discover how we might work together so that you may more deeply connect with yourself and your relationships.